BTO- Bachman Turner Overdrive.
That’s the featured group this outing, and it's a re-run from 2008- back when I was with good old Engineer Ken Stanley.
BTO were from Winnipeg, Canada, and you'll hear me say it's a place that once had an NHL hockey team- they lost it in 1996.
Those people live the game as I do, the city is famous for it’s cold winters and I would no doubt love living there.
No problem finding a place to skate there!
But things have changed since this was originally recorded and I am happy to say they got their beloved Jets back in 2011.
And it looks like Hockey WILL be played this year, although I am pissed about the whole mismanagement of that lockout fiasco!
Oh, this is about Rock & Roll right, lol...so I’ll have the band’s bio.
I will be playing their hits, and of course their just plain good songs too- one of which has legendary Little Richard on piano!
It seems to me they had 2 separate sounds- one a hard-rocking one, the other with definite jazz stylings.
We will explore and give a healthy dose of both in this two-parter.
And wait until you hear the unbelievable story of how the band was signed, after being rejected 26 times.
Truly amazing, and I will be playing the song that did it from the 7 1/2 inch demo tape.
Some good vibes and memories in this one, with more to come.