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Good Grief! Canadian Rock Is Expounding - Red Rider

Good Grief! Canadian Rock Is Expounding

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…

Sellout Shows Sweet To Underrated Band

Sellout Shows Sweet To Underrated Band

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.

Ned Powers

Ned Powers

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.

Red Rider Rolls Along The Rock Video Route

Red Rider Rolls Along The Rock Video Route

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.

Red Rider Right At Home In The West

Red Rider Right At Home In The West

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.

Proud Pushers of all-Canuck Rock

Proud Pushers Of All-Canuck Rock

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.

Band's New Wave Of Popularity

Band’s New Wave Of Popularity

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.

Red Rider Rides Into Sacramento

Red Rider Rides Into Sacramento

“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.

Rider Of The Storm - Red Rider

Rider Of The Storm

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.

Red Rider Beginning To Carve An Identity

Red Rider Beginning To Carve An Identity

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 Made Long Cold Wait Worth While

Red Rider Made Long Cold Wait Worth While

Freezing weather didn’t stop a gym-full of young people Thursday night at the UNR Old Gym from seeing a band totally unheard of until a few short years ago: Red Rider whose third album, “Neruda” has just recently been released.

Red Rider Pays Homage To A Poet

Red Rider Pays Homage To A Poet

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.

New Sophistication For Red Rider

New Sophistication For Red Rider

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

Red Rider Gambles On Neruda

Red Rider Gambles On 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's Return Solid and Satisfying

Red Rider’s Return Solid & Satisfying

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.

Red Rider: As Far As Siam (Review)

Red Rider: As Far As Siam (Review)

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.

Tricks Appeal To Red Rider Article

Tricks Appeal To Red Rider

Red Rider is an enigma. On one hand, you have a band that can display heavy metal excellence. On the other, you have a band that tends to get a bit carried away with itself and even strays into country. An interesting package, if not a particularly good one.

The Great Pretenders - Red Rider

The Great Pretenders

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.

Riding The Beach Boys' Wave - Red Rider Article

Riding The Beach Boys’ Wave

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.

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As Far As Siam – Red Rider (Review)

The second LP by Red Rider, As Far As Siam, (Capitol) is a considerable improvement over Don’t Fight It, which suffered from unexciting production and the group’s indecisiveness.

Red Rider's Second Album Yet Another Winner

Red Rider’s Second Album Yet Another Winner

As Far As Siam, Red Rider, Capitol. Red Rider’s lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Tom Cochrane, is one of the few rock composers capable of writing songs in Cinemascope and Technicolor.

Band's Best When It's Soft - Red Rider Article

Band’s Best When It’s Soft

There’s an interesting chemistry about Red Rider. When leader Tom Cochrane’s husky haunting voice clicks with the subtle slide-guitar of Ken Greer, the band zeros in on an ethereal mood.

Compatibility Key To Success - Red Rider

Compatibility Key To Success

As Lead singer Tom Cochrane put’s it “the band that plays together, stays together.” Thus lies the secret to Red Rider’s compatibility, as Cochrane and bassist Jeff Jones disclosed Thursday how the rock and roll band manages to keep loose at home and on the road.

Pleasing Melodies Hard Rock - Red Rider

Pleasing Melodies, Hard Rock A Mixture In Red Rider Show

Red Rider, a young five-member Canadian band that already has a gold album during it’s short history, performed a unique mixture of pleasing melodies, sophisticated lyrics and hard rock before a house at Casablanca Monday Night.