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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Canada; First Edition edition (Sept. 6 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067006579X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670065790
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Green225 on Oct. 8 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm an old rocker and recently bought The Guess Who's "Running Back Through Canada" DVD which has transformed me from a casual Randy Bachman fan to a very avid one. Have always had Bachman Turner Overdrive's music in my regular rotation on my iPod, but now include a lot of The Guess Who's music as well. Bachman and Cummings have both certainly earned a place in rock and roll history and their music will live on long after my generation has passed on. When I saw a pre-release ad for Randy Bachman's "Vinyl Tap Stories" I ordered it immediately and am glad I did. If you're looking for a full blown autobiography, this isn't it. Yes, you get a brief outline and progression of Bachman's career from youth to today. However, this book is more a story of Randy's love for guitars, music, the people he has come in contact with over the years, and the influence they had not only on him, but the music world in general. He admits he is truly a lucky guy and the people and stories he writes about throughout the book is a Who's Who of musical artists and entertainers. My only complaint is the book is not long enough because it keeps me begging for more.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Rhodes on Oct. 11 2011
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I've read the biographies of many rock musicians, and Randy's is the first one to describe the success story of someone who did not engage in substance abuse or the ill-treatment of others. It's refreshing and reassuring to know that it's possible for some in the music business to work hard, persevere and get ahead, as Randy has done, without having to trample on others or resort to self-indulgence. And Randy was kind enough to sign my copy of his book at a recent interview he held at Toronto Reference Library. After reading his book and hearing him speak, my interest in his music has been rekindled; Randy may thus sell a few more albums. There are lots of interesting anecdotes in his bio; I recommend it to both music fans and those interested in the cultural history of Canada.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Bartlett on Feb. 16 2012
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I have always found it sad that Randy's talents are only know for Smashy and Nicey in the UK and thats how he seems to be remembered here. The book details is early life and also his ups and downs with the Guess Who and Burton in particular. The emergence of BTO from a small band to a world wide sensation and how Randy and Robin, his brother seem destined to be on opposite sides of that band. Also it details how Randy became the musician he is today and, in his own words, how much Lenny Breu and Chet Atkins inspired him. Of the famous people he has met he writes about them as a fan would on meeting their heros. He comes across as an honest man who admits his mistakes with his first marriage and how it took a while to build a relationship with his children. i recommend this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wheeze on Jan. 19 2012
Format: Hardcover
I happened upon Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap program on CBC quite by accident and was quickly hooked. Although there are other artists out there with radio programs and music, Vinyl Tap is refreshing in its themes, music choices, personal stories and intelligence. The guitar themed shows and his tribute to the cowbell stand out as "must listen" programs.

This book is not great literature, but it is personal, does tell some great stories and give some insight to the musical scene of the time, from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Many thanks Randy, "Rock On!"
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