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Music Video from 1985: Isolation Blues by The Komatiks

This music video could very well be the first one ever made in Yellowknife, maybe the NWT and it is awesome. The band “The Komatiks” were a Yellowknife band from 1985 to 1988 and had one cassette – yeah cassette not even a CD – called “Spirit of the Wind”.

The video below is of the bands song “Isolation Blues” which was made in 1985. It was produced by Mart Coulthard and Gary Elmer who worked for the CBC at the time.

The video is a blast from the past with many big local names involved in it like Norman Glowach, Pat Braden and Terry Woolfe. Other band members included Tom Hudson, James Milligan, Wayne Bertrand, Paul Tanner and Sue Leon.



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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.


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