For a couple of years, Tom Cochrane’s Red Rider has been Canada’s most underrated successful rock band.
Tom Cochrane’s living room is a small, cosy niche located at the heart of Cabbagetown. The furniture is neat and looks recently purchases – a trendy little Art Shoppe sectional couch.
This is an occasion as rare as a lunar eclipse for Music Express writers to express unanimous approval of a new record.
Toronto’s Red Rider, who topped record charts two years ago with White Hot and Lunatic Fringe, remain an industry enigma with the release of their third LP Neruda.
“I miss the snow,” Tom Cochrane, Red Rider’s lead vocalist and songwriter says via telephone from his hotel room in sunny Tallahassee, Florida. “Like hell I do,” he quickly adds with a laugh.
When Pablo Neruda was offered a high-ranking government position by his good friend Salvadore Allende, president of Chile, the South American poet could not accept.
Red Rider 1983 (*Re-Released 1987) Track ListingInformationArtworkTrack Listing Light In The Tunnel [2:24] Power (Strength In Numbers) [3:54] Human Race [2:59] Can’t Turn Back [3:54] Napoleon Sheds His Skin[5:53] Walking The Fine Line* [4:50] Winner Takes All* [4:02] Sights On You [3:34] Crack The Sky (Breakaway) Work Out [3:30] Light In The Tunnel/Human Race #
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…
Red Rider 1981 Track ListingInformationArtworkTrack Listing Lunatic Fringe (4:20) Cowboys In Hong Kong (As Far As Siam (4:06] Only Game In Town (3:18) Thru The Curtain (3:17) What Have You Got To Do (To Get Off Tonight)+ (3:18) Ships (4:36) Caught In The Middle (4:25) Don’t Let Go Of Me (3:56) Laughing Man+ (3:36) InformationLabel
Capitol Records is going all out on the debut effort, Don’t Fight It, by Red Rider. A single titled White Hot was released February 5, followed by the album, released on February 11.
Red Rider 1980 (*Re-issued 1994) Track ListingInformationArtworkTrack Listing Don’t Fight It (4:25) How’s My Little Girl Tonight (4:05) Iron In The Soul (3:00) Make Myself Complete (3:40) Good News (3:59) White Hot (5:07) Talkin’ To Myself* (3:39) Just The Way It Goes (3:46) Look Out Again (3:47) Avenue “A” (3:23) InformationLabel Capitol records Produced By
Ocean 1973 Track ListingInformationArtworkTrack Listing I Have A Following InformationLabel Yorkville Records (Canada) Notes YVS 45078 Artwork