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Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories

Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories

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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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"Rock ’n’ roll is a crowd thing, and Bachman is all for sharing and broadening the experience."
– The Globe and Mail

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143185772
Publisher:
Penguin Canada
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
858,667
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Rock ’n’ roll is a crowd thing, and Bachman is all for sharing and broadening the experience."
The Globe and Mail

"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

Meet the Author

Randy Bachman has become a legendary figure in the rock ’n’ roll world through his talent as a guitarist, songwriter, performer, and producer. Best known 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 Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories was a national bestseller.

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Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Sto­ries is a non-fiction book by the famous rocker. Randy Bach­man, a musi­cian from Win­nipeg who was in the Guess Who, BTO and other bands tells about his career and the peo­ple he met. This is a short book with many short sto­ries. Mr. Bach­man has sat down and wrote down great mem­o­ries from a great career, read­ing the book I felt as if he would play a song after each story. My favorite story is one of the longer ones about Les Paul. Mr. Bach­man saw Les Paul play at his home­town in Canada where he watched through the kitchen door since he was too young to enter the premises. Mr. Paul talked a bit with the young gui­tarist and showed him how he played a song. Fast for­ward years later when, now estab­lished musi­cian Randy Bach­man was intro­duced to Les Paul who actu­ally remem­bered the-kid-from-the-restaurant and about an encounter even later when they got to play together. Appro­pri­ately enough, but less inter­est­ing to me, the longest sec­tion in the book is the one where Bach­man talks about gui­tars and goes into details about the sound the struc­ture of them. I am not a musi­cian, never was, never will be, but I found that part inter­est­ing because my ears can­not hear those sub­tle differences. I did enjoy the book very much and I had an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) but I do think the book need to be tighter. I enjoyed the infor­mal style which, I’m sure, works great if you know Mr. Bach­man (I don’t) or lis­ten to his radio show (never did) but for me, some of it sim­ply didn’t work. Many short anec­dotes end with sen­tences sim­i­lar to “what a great guy” and such, leav­ing the reader hang­ing in the air. Frankly, despite the para­graph above, I wish more celebri­ties would write such books of per­sonal sto­ries. Mr. Bach­man is not only a musi­cian, but a fan and it comes across clearly in the book. I could actu­ally feel him get excited when he talks about meet­ing peo­ple he admired or being invited to play with child­hood heroes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just- beautiful. e-e I need some new friends :D Ones who have The Hangover as their background screensaver for their phones...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've apparently been run over by a truck. O.o <p>Happy Boofday, moi friend. You deserve the best. I wish you da best and most random birthday in the history of ever. ^-^<br>Love chu to pieces,<br>Dismay Fu<_>ckin' Stormcloak
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Randi, Stormcloak musta been run over by a truck if that post below wasn't her. Maybe she's gonna tackle ya tonight. Who knows? Anyway, you're a great friend and I hope this upcoming year will be better than the last. Pretty soon you'll be driving! Don't crash just yet though. Lol. Moving on, you always try to cheer me up even when I don't want to be cheered up and you alway make me laugh. Keep them smiles rolling! Oh, and Broken broke into Travel's house last night. Lol, ttyl! Joyeux anniversaire! ~&sect&zhch (btw, I have to talk to ya)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dear buddeh. <p> I LUV CHU SHHOOO MUCHAAA!!! HAVA A GREASTS B-DAY!!!!! HERES YA PRESENT!(a rifle with a thousand dollars in the barrel.)I SHALL GIVE MORE IF YOU LIKEA!!! <P> ~silv(sorry its short. A lot is going on right now but i couldnt ignore ya!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Randi,<p>I have no fu<_>cking clue who you are besides seeing your posts. I think it's your birthday or something. I guess you must be cool by how big of a deal everyone's making of whatever this is. I dunno. I might have talked to you a coupe times, actually. Anyway.<br><p><br>*a bunch of twenties in a rubber band covered with varying shades of gray and silver fur is inside the card*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Randi, <p> Congratulations! You lived another year! I know you in alot of RPs Randi. And I know there are some tense moments in life with good friends; thats how you know your friends with somebody. I know we usually get along well, but for any moments in the future, just remember, we'll always support you. And today's your day to shine. So have fun! Take risks! Do whatever! Beg people for presents! <p> So Happy Birthday! <p> Happy Birthday to you! <br> Happy Birthday to you! <br> Happy Birthday dear Randi... <br> Happy Birthday to you! <p> Today is your day to do what you want. If I could, I'd walk to your house right now and give you the best present of all time. But I can't. Whatevs. You get the point. <p> Love ya! (As a friend) <br> Death, Dawn, GoldenSmoke, AmberStar, SpiritPool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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