By Brock ThiessenCBC Radio 3 has given out the station's top honours to Canadian musicians, announcing that artists such as Chad VanGaalen, Black Mountain, Mother Mother and Holy Fuck are all 2008 Bucky Awards recipients.
During a star-studded radio gala Wednesday (December 17), CBC Radio 3's Grant Lawrence named this year's Bucky winners, who were chosen by listeners and voted on via the station's website.
Holy Fuck took home the award for Best Live Act; VanGaalen won the Future Classic Bucky for his Soft Airplane track "Willow Tree"; kalimba sweetheart Laura Barrett captured the Sexiest Musician honours; Best Hook went to Black Mountain; and Woodhands won a Bucky for Best Beat. (See below for a full list of winners.)
Also, in one of the non-voting categories, the Lifetime Achievement Award went to punk legends Teenage Head, who this year lost front-man Frankie Venom to throat cancer.
"The winners list is yet another testament to the strength, depth and breadth of Canadian music," said Lawrence.
To listen to a podcast of the 2008 Bucky Awards, you can get a hold of it on CBC Radio 3's website.
Now here are all this year's Bucky winners, followed by the TV awards gala:
Future Classic: Chad VanGaalen "Willow Tree"
Most Canadian Song: Jason Collett "Charlyn, Angel Of Kensington"
Best Live Act: Holy Fuck
Rookie Of The Year: Plants And Animals "Bye Bye Bye"
Best Vocals: Mother Mother "Body Of Years"
Best Road Trip Song: Matt Mays And El Torpedo "Tall Trees"
Best Lyric: Stars "14 Forever" (And if sometimes the kids all seem a little sad; it's 'cause they're saying goodbye to the youth they think they had)
Best Hook: Black Mountain "Stormy High"
Best Beat: Woodhands "Dancer"
Best Collaboration: Will Currie And The Country French featuring Sloan "Push Pins"
Best Band Name: Library Voices
Best Reason To Learn French: Karkwa "Oublie Pas"
Most Unconventional Instrument: Fred Eaglesmith / Lawnmower Pull Starter "Sweet Corn"