The musical Everyman. The approach is as likable and unpretentious as a good BTO single, with each chapter focused on a particular theme adapted from Randy's successful radio show. II This week we have another show featuring songs about home, houses, havens, and other safe refuges. Some great back stories in here on the songs and who he rubbed shoulders with. But wow! His approach is always fresh—even the most hardcore music fans will be surprised by what they can learn from Bachman. BTO was such a guy trucker band with songs you cranked on the radio and shouted along to with your buds ridin' around town killing time in your shit box wheels.
I especially appreciated his descriptions of what it means to be a musician-so much more than I realized. Also, each episode/chapter ties in music/songs/bands to go with the stories and I loved that and learned some new, old history along the way. Thoroughly enjoyed reading Randy Bachman's memories and stories of all the rock and roll legends he has met over the years. Known best for his work in the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, he has earned more than 120 gold and platinum album/singles awards around the world for performing and producing. To see what your friends thought of this book. A fun read.
I always loved Randy Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive fame, and this is a great book on his career, his love of music, and his friends. Good for fans of Randy's work and anyone who has an interest in some stories behind the music. I just finished this book , which took a little longer to read than I anticipated as I could not find myself interested enough in the content to keep at it for any length of time, which is a shame. I gained much more respect for his bands after seeing the dedication, risks and perseverance that it takes to succeed in the strange, unpredictable world of show biz.
This was the stuff of school daze. He did talk about the different people that helped him or gave him the confidence he would need at a certain time.
This was the stuff of school daze. For fans of Randy Bachman, a lot of these stories are old hat, but there are still many surprises in here. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Man that equipment is heavy ! Randy Bachman has become a legendary figure in the rock ’n’ roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer. About Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories. I mailed it to him and know that he was pleased to receive it but not sure if he has read it yet. ), This book is mostly stories from his radio program with some bits of how he got into the music business. This title will be released on October 20, 2020. Yes, he knows Neil Young (star of BEA 2012, also from Winnipeg), as well as Eddie Van Halen and Ringo Starr, but it’s the little anecdotes about rockers like Gene Vincent, Steve Cropper, Chet Atkins, and Frank Zappa that are real treats for rock freaks. I think for me a lot of the problem is the generation gap. I felt it was part of my required reading for spending a lot of time in Canada. I really enjoyed Randy's stories, his passion for guitar music and knowledge of rock & roll history is so pure.
The charisma of Bachman’s book isn’t in the details—though there’s plenty of that—it’s in his joy of the telling.” – The Globe and Mail“A brisk and engaging read…. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of. so it kept the stories focused on the craft, business and pure love of music (and junk food which led to a gastric bypass by the way). Must read for BTO, Guess Who and Randy Bachman fans. Randy Bachman has been rolling out chart-topping songs his whole life—“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “These Eyes,” “American Woman,” “Takin’ Care of Business”—and, since 2005, treating fans to a lifetime of rock ’n’ roll stories on his hit CBC Radio show, Vinyl Tap. - BH. Unable to add item to List.
I like the fact Randy is a fan first and foremost and enjoyed hearing about his awesome meetings with some true giants during his formative years. Please try again later. It's 223 pages of stuff about the music and how it came to be. This isn't my normal fare, and was given to me on loan by my much-more-into-this-kind-of-thing-stepdad.
Please try again. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. 7,623 talking about this. | ISBN 9780143185772 Although he is a huge name in Canada still, it was a kick to see his guitar in the lobby of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (now to get the Guess Who inducted! Fans of Randy Bachman (founding member of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO)) and fans of guitar music, acoustic or electric. Lastly, Bachman is a pretty serious expert on guitars (and collector and historian on Gretsch guitars) and being a guitar fanatic I loved that, he's into it and knows his stuff. You feel like you’re hanging out with Bachman backstage or on a tour bus.” – Times-Colonist“So clear-sighted, so packed with detail and so fresh, even wide-eyed in tone.” – Winnipeg Free Press“[Bachman] is either friends, enemies, or former touring partners with pretty much anybody who ever made a record, in history, ever.” – Georgia Straight, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Any fan of classic rock or guitars or great music in general will love this book. The best part was learning to play guitar at the feet of the master. And thank the Good Lord there’s no overarching theme or deep psychological introspection here, because sometimes you really just want to hear about that time in 1968 that Bachman once gave a weeping, broke Van Morrison a guitar to lip-synch Brown-Eyed Girl on TV in Cleveland. Through the book he remains as a bigger fan fo rock than a show boat. There's a problem loading this menu right now. He’s Randy Freaking Bachman from Winnipeg, Manitoba. On a positive note, this book discusses a lot of sweet music and is pretty impressive in how extensively Randy Bachman can name-drop. Chilling Audiobooks for a Haunting Halloween, Read the Book Behind the Showtime Limited Series, Ina Garten's Latest Cozy and Delicious Recipes, Discover the Prologue to Jodi Picoult's Poignant New Novel, Audiobooks Read By Your Favorite Celebrities. Great to reminisce with him through his stories. He then talks about BTO and how they got together and a few of the hit songs that they had. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. | ISBN 9780143180401
Host. While I did enjoy learning more about the Canadian music industry I found the format just a bit too "chatty' for want of a better term.
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