On September 24, 1994, The Tragically Hip released their fourth studio album, Day for Night. Celebrate below!

1. It was the band’s first album to debut at #1 on the Canadian Albums Charts, selling over 300,000 units in its first four days.

2. In the 25 years since, the album has gone onto become 6x platinum.

3. Because of its success, the Hip went out on tour supporting The Rolling Stones and Page and Plant.

4. Fellow Kingston-native Dan Akroyd was on Saturday Night Live at the time and campaigned for the band to perform. He introduced them as they played both “Nautical Disaster” and “Grace, Too”.

5. The album was noticeably the band’s darkest to date. Jason Schneider from Chart said the album “got inside the Canadian psyche in a terrifying way that simple nationalistic tall tales never could. The songs remain gloriously impenetrable, but their landscapes feel like home.”

6. Gord Downie would often replace the line “I’m fabulously rich” in “Grace, Too” with “I’m Tragically Hip” – a move the crowd always loved.

7. A much different version of “So Hard Done By” was released as part of the 2014 Fully Completely reissue.

8. Downie unknowingly wrote most of the lyrics to “Nautical Disaster” while penning a postcard to Toronto-based music writer Peter Howell.

9. “Greasy Jungle” tells the story of the band driving into Ottawa to attend the funeral of their friend Bill McKay. The song references Hazeldean Road, a main street that runs through the city.

10. The album takes its name from the 1973 French film of the same name. It references a camera technique where scenes filmed during daylight are shot using a filter over the lens to make it appear they’re taking place at night.

To celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary, the band is reissuing Day for Night on silver vinyl. Wanna win one? Be listening to SONiC today and text when you hear the cue! Good luck!

Filed under: Day for Night, Grace, Greasy Jungle, Nautical Disaster, The Tragically Hip, Too