Every Song Tells A Story
Studio: Farpoint Films
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Review Date: August 17, 2014
As a teen in Phoenix, Arizona, in the seventies, a couple of groups that dominated the airwaves from stations like KRUX, KRIZ, KUPD and KDKB were The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. I didn’t realize it at the time but one of the main fixtures of both groups was a man by the name of Randy Bachman.
There are few musicians who have penned as many anthemic rock tunes as Randy Bachman. Often referred to as the “architect of Canadian rock n’ roll, Bachman’s catalogue of hits include "American Woman," "These Eyes," "No Time," "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," "Takin' Care of Business," and "Roll On Down the Highway." Lucky for us Guess Who and BTO fans, Mr. Bachman offers us a great concert CD/DVD, “Every Song Tells A Story” – a treasure chest of fourteen iconic hits that we all know and love.
Recorded in April 2013, at Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg, 'Every Song Tells A Story' features Bachman in a rare and intimate setting, weaving together the transcendent and iconic hits of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive with the often-humorous stories that originally brought the songs to life.
Inspired by his award-winning radio program 'Vinyl Tap,' Bachman takes his master storytelling and voluminous musical knowledge on the road and leads fans on a guided journey that encapsulates the last 30 years of popular music presented by one of the greatest rock legends of our time.
Some people might be a little annoyed by the storytelling but believe me when I say that the stories are very much worth the price of the package by themselves. There’s something about watching and listening to Bachman telling his stories with his distinctive Canadian brogue that make the stories all that much more enjoyable to listen to.
A legendary figure in the rock and roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer, Bachman has earned over 120 Platinum and Gold album and single awards, garnered the No. 1 spot at the top of radio play lists in over 20 countries and has amassed over 40 million records sold. Earlier this year, Bachman was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, as well, he received his second inauguration into the Canadian Musician’s Hall of Fame when Bachman-Turner Overdrive are honored at the 2014 JUNO Awards; The Guess Who were previously inducted in 2001.
Baby boomers will definitely want “Every Song Tells A Story” as part of their CD/DVD library. Since you’re ordering the darn thing, you might as well order two or more for the music nuts on your Christmas list.
- Written by Randy Patterson
Every Song Tells A Story