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.
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.
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.
Red Rider, a band that facilely combines the rockabilly sound of the ’50s, the hard age of the ’80’s, and the futuristic concepts of tomorrow, was formed in Toronto in 1976…
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.
As lead singer Tom Cochane puts it, “the band that plays together, stays together.” Thus, lies the secret to Red Rider’s Compatibility.
Red Rider. a young five-member Canadian band that already has a gold album during its short history performed a unique mixture of pleasing melodies, sophisticated lyrics and hard rock before a full house at Casablanca Monday night.
One of the fastest rising Canadians singles of late is White Hot by a Toronto band named Red Rider. The song comes in a picture sleeve, something unheard of in Canada except for independent new wave acts.
When Red Rider’s first album turned up last fall, newspaper rock critics were skeptical. The whole project reeked of hype.
Don’t Fight It Red Rider Capitol ST-12028 Red Rider, a Canadian quintet, is built around writer-singer-guitarist Tom Cochrane whose voice has a familiar nasal quality that I can’t quite identify.
When singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane first heard Red Rider perform at the El Mocambo in Toronto, he was so impressed by the rock group that he went backstage after the show…