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After a song to begin this 2nd half which you will surely know, I had a song I wanted to play by BTO mainly for Engineer Ken Stanley.
It was fun back in those days, he and I would be the only ones in that part of the building- everyone else had gone home.
Me in the studio, Ken outside at the control board...and it seemed like just two guys listening to Music.
The show was almost an afterthought, lol!
To me, this song was a discovery- I liked the band’s playing on it, and once again, the band’s jazzy overtones or undertones...or some kind of tones.
Not so much the lyrics though, they seemed rather…well I’ll let you hear me have some fun getting on myself for putting on an air.
It is my considered opinion, I do not look good in airs- and immediately took the damn things off, lol!
Anyway, the song may be like nothing you have ever heard from Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Then a huge hit written by Randy Bachman 8 years before, when he was a member of the Guess Who.
Although with different lyrics and based on a DJ’s expression.
Then of course, there was the usual matter of band decomposition- as the 2 other brothers asked the third, Robbie, to leave.
That’s gotta hurt!
BTO always liked the old Rock & Roll- Elvis and the Stones, and came along at just the right time.
They and others brought guitar-rock back, and called it Workingman’s Rock & Roll!
For that alone, they should be remembered.
Here are the links to have a BLT while listening to BTO, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:

Or at Soundcloud:


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Comment by Mike Pell on January 16, 2013 at 12:27am


Comment by Jon on January 15, 2013 at 5:59pm

Crap X 2!

Comment by Mike Pell on January 15, 2013 at 5:19pm

Hey I hadn't thought of THOSE!


Comment by Jon on January 15, 2013 at 5:05pm

Crap. He's going to do something with xylophones and sitars.

Comment by Mike Pell on January 15, 2013 at 1:18pm

Like I said last time, love some BTO.

And that's with Onion right, lol?
The guitar has long been what makes it for us in Rock & Roll.
But if I get the chance, I am going to draw attention to some lesser idolized instruments in future shows.
God help me keep doing this long enough to get to them!
The Golden Pell to Free Wheelin'...excellent choice!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on January 14, 2013 at 4:23pm

Like I said last time, love some BTO.

All great songs, that's about all there is to say.  And the fact that the guitar playing is stellar.

Golden Pell to Free Wheelin'.

Comment by Mike Pell on January 12, 2013 at 12:03am

You're probably not cheap.

And guys like us can go for a while catching up listening to the albums & CD's we already bought.

But sooner or later, we'll be back buying more.

Maybe I am strange, but there are only a handful of books I have read more than once.

I have to really really feel somehow attached to it.

Otherwise once and done!

Comment by Jon on January 11, 2013 at 6:43pm

Me cheap? Nah, just have so much, why do I need more? But I say that at the beginning of every year and I pick up a hundred albums or so. This year I swear to cut back!

Yeah, he wrote some books under the Richard Bachman name, mostly in the 70's. I actually had one, "The Long Walk",  had no idea it was Stephen King. I read that book MANY times when I was a lad. He also wrote "The Running Man" under that pseudonym.

Comment by Mike Pell on January 11, 2013 at 6:29pm

It's Stephen King's "other" name.

Is that right?

What's yours?

As for your NO, why I oughtta...!

Maybe you're just CHEAP, LOL!

Comment by Jon on January 11, 2013 at 6:23pm


It's Stephen King's "other" name.

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