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Toronto, Canada (1991 – present)

I Mother Earth, or IME, is a Canadian alternative rock band founded in 1991 in Toronto. They found moderate success in the mid-to-late 1990s. After touring for their most successful album, Scenery and Fish, lead singer Edwin left the band. In interviews, founding brothers Christian and Jagori Tanna claimed that they had always written the music and lyrics themselves, and that Edwin was merely a hired singer. He went on to be mildly successful as a solo artist. The band itself ended up in bitter disputes with both their label and the band’s management, and subsequently broke ties with both. Edwin was replaced by Brian Byrne, a friend of the band’s drum tech. The band released its album Blue Green Orange in summer 1999 to mixed reviews but was still regarded as a successful transition by fans. The band took a short break after Brian suffered torn vocal chords, which delayed the next album’s recording. In the fall of 2002, they released a song, “Juicy”, for the xXx soundtrack and followed up with The Quicksilver Meat Dream in April 2004. Considered one of Dream Theater drummer, Mike Portnoy’s favorite albums of the year, the album had a more prog rock feel to it.

The current lineup consists of Brian Byrne (vocals), Bruce Gordon (bass), Christian Tanna (drums), and Jagori Tanna (guitar). The members are currently at work on other projects while on a self-described “hiatus”. Brian released a solo album, Tuesdays, Thursdays and If It Rains in 2006 and is enjoying the commercial success of its release.


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  • othersider95

    One more astronaut is a fantastic song. Been listening to it since I was a young lad.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Khalilullin23

    по мне невыносимо скучно

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • joaotsantos

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    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mattfca

    New song is flawless

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • stelladaniella

    I'm still recovering!

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • agascoyne

    I went!

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Funkafonik

    We Got The Love!! \oo/

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • unclesars

    So who else is going to see IME at Sound Academy? PUMPED!!!!

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
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    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • MadCowDzz

    Still no Edwin though...

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
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    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jessthehippie91

    That replacement singer was a fuckin goof. UGH! Jesus Christ do I ever hate his whiney ass voice. Edwin should've stayed, that guy is into much deeper things than that other idiot.

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ReddestHusky

    Amazing sound, very expressive. I'm becoming a fan...

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • lipwreck

    if anyone out there has Blue Green Orange that they could send me, I'd really appreciate it. haven't heard anything from these guys in years and years and would really like to listen again

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • quickmind

    I wish I could have seen them live. I love every album of theirs.

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • DemonSanctuary

    I remember going to see Moist on the "Creature" tour, they came to my hometown... every other city but us got IME as the opening act, instead we got Ginger. I was pretty disappointed, as IME was one of my favorite bads at that time. "Dig" and "Scenery..." are both great albums.

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Petya_Venikov

    Shit pictures.

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • tPotS

    Auouf. This band really suck. I looked for the real "Mother Earth" band. :)

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • BlackDove666

    idk why people hate... the quicksilver meat dream is really good too

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • beejenny

    Such an underrated band! Blue Green Orange is one of the best albums of the 1990's! [2]

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
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