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.
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.
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.
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.