fans are collectively known as "greensprouts". This comes from a dream
that Martin Tielli once had, where they were all playing on a desert island in these green felt
outfits that his mom had made for them.
Or, in his own words:
1) A Green Sprout is a fan of the Rheostatics.
2) The name is anti rock and roll
... or more closely- anti 'cool
I had a dream
where my mother
leafy uniforms from green felt.
3) You are one and so am I.
can be spotted
around Canada (and other places in the world, although this is quite rare; excommunicanadated
sprouts should be handled with care), usually sporting Rheostatics hockey jersey
s or t-shirts
promoting such acts
as The Weakerthans
, Chris Brown & Kate Fenner
, The Tragically Hip
, and Ron Sexsmith