I just got back an old CD that I lent to someone and I had forgotten how good it was. If you guys have never heard of the Canadian-based band Big Wreck, do yourself a favor and check them out. Although their current status is similar to that of Van Halen
, their fist CD titled "In Loving Memory Of..." is a must for creative, progressive rock
(they only have 2 CDís, both are good). Ian Thornley is a serious musical talent. I hope to hear more from him (and hopefully this band) in the future.
(Edit: Added a few links to some sample songs in post below)