In the 1960s it was Dylan, in the 1970s it was Springsteen, and in the 1980’s it’s Red Rider. The common theme is music with a message. Says Red Rider vocalist-composer Tom Cochrane.
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Red Rider – Poor Tom Cochrane’s got it all wrong. Doesn’t know you can’t try and be intellectual in rock ‘n’ roll, especially the Canadian Variety.
For a couple of years, Tom Cochrane’s Red Rider has been Canada’s most underrated successful rock band.
Tom Cochrane, leader of Red Rider, believes the band is gaining its remarkable recognition because it finally establishes an identity. The band will play at 7 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday.
When Tom Cochrane, lead songwriter for Red Rider, was running along the sand at Vancouver’s Wreck Beach earlier this week…
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 good to them.
It’s 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.
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.
“They were a lot better than I thought they would be” said Greg Cannon of Orangeville as a rock group Red Rider was leaving the stage after a recent performance at the Galactica 2000 in Sacramento.
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 from a helicopter.
Red Rider Rides Into Sacramento – “They were a lot better than I thought they would be,” said Greg Cannon of Orangeville as rock group Red Rider was leaving the stage.
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.