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Red Ryder Singer Steps Into The Limelight

Red Ryder Singer Steps Into The Limelight

It was 10 a.m. Friday, and Tom Cochrane, lead singer of the rock group Red Ryder, was roused from his bed in Toronto to do a telephone interview. His voice hoarse and tired, he explained he had a late show the night before.

Face Of Red Rider Is Tom Cochrane's

Face Of Red Rider Is Tom Cochrane’s

Things started crowding in on Red Rider’s Tom Cochrane after the 1983 tour to promote the band’s Neruda album. In 1980, on its first album, the Canadian rock group had had a winner with a single called “White Hot.”

Red Rider Performing At The Point After Lounge

Red Rider Performing At The Point After Lounge

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 Doesn't Get Too Heavy

Red Rider Doesn’t Get Too Heavy

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.

A Few Words With Red Rider Article

A Few Words With

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.

Red Rider Doesn't Have A Rock Formula

Red Rider Doesn’t Have A Rock Formula

“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.

Red Rider Performs With Impact

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.

Music With A Poetic Message

Music With Poetic Message

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.

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 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.

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.

Rock Records - Red Rider

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.