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Vinyl Tap Podcast with Randy Bachman takes stories from Vinyl Tap the radio show and expands on them.  Randy is one of Canada's musical legends and has been an integral part of Canada’s music scene for more than 40 years as part of The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and as a solo artist. He along with son Tal Bachman will share stories from  life on the road and in the studio.

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Vinyl Tap Podcast with Randy Bachman takes stories from Vinyl Tap the radio show and expands on them.  Randy is one of Canada's musical legends and has been an integral part of Canada’s music scene for more than 40 years as part of The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and as a solo artist. He along with son Tal Bachman will share stories from  life on the road and in the studio.

    Misnamed Songs Part 2

    Misnamed Songs Part 2

    This week on Vinyl Tap Randy shares a bunch more songs that he thinks are misnamed.

    A song may have a perfectly good title, yet the listeners pull a line from the chorus, or verse and call it that.

    Think about it… who doesn’t call the Who’s Baba O’Reilly “Teenage Wasteland”?

    And sometimes even the songwriters do it on purpose.  Led Zeppelin’s “D’yer M’aker” never mentions those words.

    The playlist of misnamed songs this week includes Cream, The Band, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Rolling Stones and many more.

    So, after the gold rush, meet up under the bridge and be sure to tune in to The Tap!

    • 29 min
    Misnamed Songs

    Misnamed Songs

    On Vinyl Tap this week we explore the mystery of misnamed songs.

    Songwriters struggle to find the best melody, the perfect lyrics and finally, the cherry on top… a memorable song title.

    And yet many times, the listeners call the song something completely different!

    This has even happened to me… 

    Our playlist of misnamed songs this week includes tunes from Dishwalla, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Sam Roberts and many others.

    So, call it what you will but be sure to tune in to The Tap!

    • 26 min
    Rocking Down Under

    Rocking Down Under

    This week the Vinyl Tap time machine is heading to the other side of the world for a stop in Australia.  

    AC/DC is probably the best-known rock and roll band from down under.  They’ve been blasting their three-chord rock to world for nearly fifty years.  But they are definitely not alone.  Australians embraced rock and roll right from the beginning.  It wasn’t long before a unique Oz music scene developed.

    This week’s playlist features some of those acts including the Easybeats, The Bee Gees, Rick Springfield, Men at Work, INXS, Midnight Oil and others including Canadian artists who had success down under.

    So, for those who are about to tune in to the Tap, we salute you! 

    • 15 min
    Kings of the Keys

    Kings of the Keys

    On Vinyl Tap this week our look at the piano in rock and roll continues. Early rock piano players drew from Jazz, rhythm and blues and boogie-woogie for their inspiration.  As technology changed, so did musical tastes and the piano along with other keyboards became a huge part of progressive rock. And still a song just might need the versatility of 88 keys to make it sparkle. The playlist this week includes, Van Halen, Blue Rodeo, Spencer Davis Group, ELO, Gino Vanelli, The Doors and many more.

    • 15 min
    Piano Gods

    Piano Gods

    This week on Vinyl Tap we’ll listen to another important instrument in pop music.  As you know, I have a real passion for guitar…driving rhythm and hot solos are what I call rock and roll. But often bands will include piano, organ, or keyboards to beef up their songs.This week will hear some of the best in a lineup that includes Bruce Hornsby, The Guess Who, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, The Band, Little Richard, Elton John, Billie Joel and many more.

    This ain’t your Grandma’s parlour…the piano rocks this week on The Tap.

    • 20 min
    Texas Jams

    Texas Jams

    This week on Vinyl Tap we’ll turn our attention to the south.  After a whole month of great Canadian music the time machine is set for Texas.  The Texas Jam ran from 1978 to 1988 on the July 4th weekend.  The Jam featured some of the best rock and roll out of the Longhorn State as well as many touring bands.  BTO played the Jam in 1986 and I've got a great story about that gig.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Davlov ,

Not enough music

I want to hear the songs as well as Randy talking. This is mostly just Randy I asking and 30 sec of each song. Blah!

Vancoovur ,

Missing the music!

I was looking forward to listening as I’m a fan of his CBC show but was disappointed when I realized the music had been removed. It’s just short periods of Randy setting up each song followed by a moment of silence. Without the music this podcast is a spectacular waste of time. Sorry Randy but I’ll pass.

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