Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories

Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories

eBook - 2011
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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 stories on his hit CBC Radio show Randy's Vinyl Tap .

His approach is always fresh--even the most hardcore music fans will be surprised by what they can learn from Randy. Writing music and lyrics, performing live and recording #1 songs, producing new music, organizing reunion tours--Randy has done it all. Music is his life, and his anecdotes put you at the centre of it all.

These are his best stories. Even with all his success Randy is "still that kid from Winnipeg," and his enthusiasm for great music is as strong as ever. Hear how after years of dreaming Randy finally got to see his musical heroes, The Shadows, play live, and then got to record a Shadows tribute song with longtime friend Neil Young. Encounters with celebrities and rock legends abound, but it is the music that is the driving force behind his extraordinary career, and what brings us back for more stories from Randy's Vinyl Tap.

Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2011
ISBN: 9780143185772
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill


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Apr 15, 2018

This was a nice book of Randy Bachman's interesting stories from his days growing up in Winnipeg and then being with The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. Many memories of his influences and of his collection of guitars.
Nice to have this in print, as his CBC AM radio show of Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap, has many stories along with the songs that would be largely lost to many musical interests, if they had not known of or heard of his Saturday night radio shows which continues today since 2006.
An easy read and a good look at the musical scene from the 1950's and on, from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Nov 29, 2017

Very interesting book. A good companion book to his autobiography with co-author John Einarson, and also to the second Vinyl Tap book. Good chapters on guitars.

ColinSick Jan 14, 2012

Randy is a Tee totaler always was. He left the Guess who at it's height cuz he couldn't agree with the RnR lifestyle. Randy's memory is fine.

debwalker Oct 28, 2011

Unusual - a rocker from the 60s who can actually remember the 60s.

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