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
The alarming image if an urban mob’s perverse fascination in Power (Strength in Numbers) opens Neruda, Red Rider’s most lyrically powerful release to date.
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.
Red Rider is an enigma. On one hand, you have a band than can display heavy metal excellence. On the other, you have a band that tends to get a bit carried away with itself.
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.
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…
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.
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…