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Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Storiesby Randy Bachman
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Randy Bachman has been rolling out chart-topping songs his whole life—“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “These Eyes,” “American Woman,” “Taking Care of Business”—and, since 2005, treating fans to a lifetime of rock ’n’ roll stories on his hit radio show Vinyl Tap.
His approach is always fresh—even the most hardcore music fans will be surprised by what they can learn from Randy. Whether he is touring around the world with Ringo Starr, jamming with Little Richard, or recording with Neil Young, music is his life and his anecdotes put you at the centre of it all. A fifty-year career in music is full of extreme highs and lows. It is also a life filled with some very colorful characters. Randy’s stories are candid and always entertaining.
These are his best stories. The most memorable Vinyl Tap moments are all here, from Randy’s Guitarology 101 to his favorite songs to be played at funerals. Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories opens up a joyous world of rock and popular music.
"Bachman, the founder and main songwriter of two wildly successful rock groups — the Guess Who in the 1960s ('American Woman') and Bachman-Turner Overdrive in the '70s ('Takin' Care of Business') — who has played with everyone from fellow Canadian Neil Young to ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, has great stories to tell in this memoir. The strength of this entertaining book is that it isn't really a typical rock autobiography — it expands on the weekly Sirius XM radio broadcast Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap, in which Bachman plays music and tells tales based on his own songs or different themes like 'Randy's 25 Favorite Vehicle Songs.' So, instead of a drawn-out history of the well-known tension between Bachman and Guess Who cofounder Burton Cummings, the reader gets a wry, funny, and well-written story about how 'No Sugar Tonight' got its title from his diminutive girlfriend yelling at her hulking biker boyfriend. And in explaining the recording of 'Takin' Care of Business,' which became 'BTO's signature song,' Bachmann gets straight to the good part: how a Fidel Castro look-alike pizza delivery man shows up at the wrong studio, offers to add a piano track that gives the song a classic hook, and turns out to be a classically trained pianist delivering pizzas between gigs." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Randy Bachman has become a legendary figure in the rock 'n' roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer. 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.
Randy has written rock and pop classics-"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," "These Eyes," "American Woman," "Taking Care of Business," "No Sugar Tonight."
Randy maintains a home in Los Angeles, CA. Vinyl Tap, his radio program, is broadcast on Sirius Satellite.
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