Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock ‘n’ roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: Friends with quirks… Only rarely have I had the chance to spend real social time with the musicians with whom I’ve worked.
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Red Rider: This band is a model of persistence. During the past four years, Red Rider has kept it’s power-rock sound in circulation with plenty of live performances (including opening shows for The Kinks, J. Geils Band and ZZ Top).
Red Rider, the all-Canadian band playing tonight at Six Flags Over Georgia, prefers the cerebral approach to rock ‘n’ roll, but has been concluded that does not necessarily sell records or please concertgoers.
Tom Cochrane, 30, singer and songwriter for Red Rider, which will perform Saturday at Harpo’s 14238 Harper. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 823-6400.
“We believe that we have a sound, a style,” says Tom Cochrane of Canadian Rock Band Red Rider, “but we don’t think that we have a formula.” And with their just released fourth album, the low-key Red Rider will appear Sunday at the West Hartford Agora.
Rock with a political conscience has become legitimate once again, if not commercially viable. It is due to such bands as The Clash who have become millionaires despite of, or perhaps even because of, their radical politics.
In the 1960s it was Dylan, in the 1970s it was Springsteen, and in the 1980’s it’s Red Rider. The common theme is music with a message. Says Red Rider vocalist-composer Tom Cochrane.
Poor Tom Cochrane’s got it all wrong. Doesn’t he know you just can’t try and be intellectual in rock ‘n’ roll, especially the Canadian variety? So where does this singer-songwriter for the group Red Rider…
For a couple of years, Tom Cochrane’s Red Rider has been Canada’s most underrated successful Rock Band. In the era of the corporate accountant-musician, Cochran looks to Rimbaud or Neruda for inspiration.
Tom Cochrane, leader of Red Rider, believes the band is gaining its remarkable recognition because it finally establishes an identity. The band will play at 7 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday.
When Tom Cochrane, lead singer-songwriter for Red Rider, was running along the sand at Vancouver’s Wreck Beach earlier this week, it wasn’t because he needed th exercise.
The rock group Red Rider is making a stop in Red Deer Tuesday as part of their tour of Western Canada, a region which has been good to them.
It all occurred quite subtly. No one was really aware of the secret society known as Friends Of The Beaver, a society dedicated to the promotion of Canadian rock ‘n’ roll.
When Tom Cochrane, lead singer-songwriter for Red Rider, was running along the sand at Vancouver’s Wreck Beach earlier this week, it wasn’t because he needed the exercise.
“They were a lot better than I thought they would be” said Greg Cannon of Orangeville as a rock group Red Rider was leaving the stage after a recent performance at the Galactica 2000 in Sacramento.
Tom Cochrane’s songs tell of struggle and justice – not at all your usual rock lyrics. A note to Wreck Beach nudists: No, that wasn’t the Chariots of Fire sequel being filmed on your favourite beach.
It’s ironic that a band such as Red Rider should have the same problem as the hard-core punk rock group Dead Kennedys trying to make socio-political statements in four/four time and at 115 decibels.
Red Rider – Neruda. When Pablo Neruda was offered a high-ranking government by his good friend Salvadore Allende, president of Chile, the South American poet could not accept.
Red Rider: Neruda (Capitol. You don’t have to be familiar with Red Rider to enjoy the most recent efforts of this Canadian rock band. Although better known for their hits, White Hot and Lunatic Fringe, Red Rider has taken to tackling ling more challenging dimensions with Neruda
The alarming image of an urban mob’s perverse fascination with death in Power (Strength in Numbers) opens Neruda, Red Rider’s most lyrically powerful release to date.
Red Rider – Neruda. Mention contemporary Canadian rock and a number of names spring readily to mind – April Wine, Loverboy, Rush, Rough Trade, Saga and The Payolas, just to mention a few.
Not much is known about Red Rider, they’re a Canadian band brought to the attention of your man on the spot in the form od an excellent album: ‘As Far As Siam’ released on Capitol Records.
That is where Red Rider stands today as they tour the Midwest with The J. Geils Band. One of their songs, “Lunatic Fringe,” has been getting extensive FM radio airplay and that, Cochrane said, sells tickets.
It’s odd enough the Beach Boys will play their summery rock in the dead of fall on their current tour. It’s even odder they chose Canadian hard-rockers Red Rider to open the shows.