“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 continue their rise in rock popularity with the release of Breaking Curfew, the Toronto quartet’s fourth Capitol album.
Tom Cochrane’s vocals are a highlight in this set, produced by David Tickle.
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 RR vocalist-composer Tom Cochrane.
Poor Tom Cochane’s got it all wrong. Doesn’t know you just can’t try and be intellectual in rock ‘n’ roll, especially the Canadian variety?
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.
For a couple of years, Tom Cochrane’s Red Rider has been Canada’s most underrated successful rock band.
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
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 very good to them.
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.
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.