Bachman—Turner Overdrive often abbreviated as BTOis a Canadian rock group from WinnipegManitobawho had a series of hit albums and singles in the s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone.
The original lineup consisted of Randy Bachman lead guitar, lead vocalsFred Turner bass guitar, lead vocalsTim Bachman guitar, vocals and Robbie Bachman drums. This lineup released two albums in The second and most commercially successful lineup featured Blair Thornton lead guitarin place of Tim Bachman.
This lineup released four albums between andincluding two that reached the Top 5 in the U. Subsequent lineups enjoyed only moderate success. After the band went into a hiatus inRandy Bachman and Fred Turner reunited in to tour and collaborate on a new album. Inthey played the halftime show at the Grey Cup in Edmonton. The two stopped touring following Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please amicable retirement in March On March 29,the classic Not Fragile line-up reunited for the first time since to mark Bachman—Turner Overdrive's induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and participated in performing in a tribute version of "Takin' Care of Business".
After leaving The Guess Who at the height of that band's success, Randy Bachman recalled being labelled "a lunatic and a loser" and that "nobody wanted to work with me". The exception was Chad Allanformer Guess Who lead singer who had left that band four years before Randy. The two agreed to explore a musical project, and Randy then turned to family.
Brave Belt's self-titled first album, which saw Randy playing both lead guitar and bass, did not sell particularly well. Turner was soon asked to be a full-time member and sing lead for the recording of Brave Belt II in Chad Allan appeared as a vocalist on two Brave Belt II songs, but left the band shortly after the album's recording. During the tour to support this album, another Bachman sibling, Tim Bachmanwas added as a second guitarist because the band had felt their three-piece arrangement was too restrictive.
But Turner's influence had started to make itself felt, as he composed five songs for the Brave Belt II album. Brave Belt II had a harder, more guitar-heavy sound than its predecessor, complemented by Turner's throaty, powerful voice. A promoter, disheartened with reactions to Allan's country-flavoured songs, which the band was still playing, decided to sack Brave Belt for the Saturday night show and bring in a more rock-oriented replacement from Toronto.
When that didn't materialize, he begged Brave Belt to stay on and play a set of classic rock cover songs. As the band played songs like "Proud Mary", "Brown Sugar" and "All Right Now", the dance floor filled up and, according to Randy, "We instantly saw the difference between playing sit-down music people could talk over and playing music they would jump out of their seats and dance to.
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The band Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please landed a new record deal from Mercury Recordsone which Randy Bachman proclaimed as a pure stroke of luck. After their demo tape had been rejected 26 times sometimes more than once by the same labelBachman prepared to tell the other band members that "they had to go and get the dreaded day jobs. Wanting to start completely fresh, he took a trash can and slid One, Two, A Few More - Pete Rock - PeteStrumentals 2 the tapes into it except one which missed the can and fell onto the floor.
Fach picked up the tape and noticed Bachman's name on it. He remembered talking to him the previous year and had told Bachman that if he ever put a demo אחת כמו כולן = Achat Kmo Kulan - Ilan & Ilanit - אלבום הבכורה משנת 1967 to send it to him. Coincidentally, Mercury had just lost Uriah Heep and Rod Stewart to other labels, and Fach was looking for new rock acts to replace them.
I could hear "Gimme Your Money Please" playing in Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please background, and that was the first song on the tape. He said, "Randy, this is fabulous.
Is the rest of the album like this? Fach convinced the band that a brand new name was needed; one that capitalized on the name recognition of the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please. While on their way back from a gig in Torontothe group had spotted a copy of a trucker's magazine called Overdrive while dining at the Colonial Steak House in Windsor, Ontariorun by Colonial Jim Lambros. The rest of the band decided the addition of " Overdrive " was the perfect way to describe their music.
BTO released their eponymous first album in May The album broke through in the US via border towns such as Detroit  and Buffalo and stayed on the charts for many weeks despite lacking a hit single. The Turner-penned "Blue Collar" reached No. The album's eventual success was very much the result of the band's relentless touring. Reportedly, Fach had agreed to put this album on the Mercury label only if the band would promote it with a heavy concert schedule.
Wherever the band was getting significant airplay, Bachman—Turner Overdrive immediately travelled there, regardless of the tour routing, to build momentum. One such opportunity occurred in St. Louis, Missouri. They wanted a band to headline that nobody heard of because the headline acts they had booked got bigger offers and weren't coming.
We had the BTO I album out then, so they at least had something Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please play and make it look like we were big. The record company called and said, 'What the hell's happening? We shipped ten thousand records to St. Louis in one week! The region had been saturated with our album. They didn't know we were Canadian, they just knew the songs.
It was incredible. Backed by manager Bruce Allen, the band logged over dates in its first year of existence, and it paid off. It was originally to be titled "Adrenaline Rush". Randy had already written the core of "Takin' Care of Business" several years earlier as "White Collar Worker" while in The Guess Whobut that band had felt it was not their type of song. It reappeared in BTO's repertoire during the supporting gigs for the first album primarily, as Randy put it, "To give Fred Turner a chance to rest his voice.
Randy Bachman had very strong religious beliefs and established rules to be in BTO. Among them was a rule that drugs, alcohol and premarital sex were prohibited on tour, and Tim is alleged to have broken all of these. It is said that he was given opportunities to change his lifestyle and did, at least temporarily. There are other differing accounts of the reasons for his departure.
Some accounts state he left because he was getting married and wanted to study record engineering and concert promotion. He wasn't BTO caliber [and] it was difficult to rely on Im Coming Home - Miguel Ramos - Su Organo Hammond y Orquesta / Volumen 4. I guess the band was conflicting with his whole life.
It became a huge success, reaching No. It included the No. Not Fragile remains BTO's top-selling non-compilation album, selling eight million copies to date. Although reaching no higher than No. Said Randy Bachman, "Lizzy were just opening in England, but our label wanted to bust them in the rest of Europe and break them wide open in the States, so we toured with Phil and the boys for seven or eight months.
The band went on to record and release Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please On in late This album produced the Top 40 single " Take It Like a Man ", which featured a guest appearance by Little Richard who wailed away on his piano. While garnering some airplay on traditional rock stations, it also received fairly heavy rotation on soft rock stations which normally did not Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please bands like BTO.
This song would appear on some of the later compilation CD's, as well as on re-issues of the Head On album in CD format.
So Farwas Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please in and featured songs from each of the band's first five studio albums. Although peaking at only No. FreewaysBTO's sixth studio album that Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please recorded in late and released in Februarysignalled the end of BTO's most successful line-up.
Facing some criticism for the "sameness" of the band's songs on the two follow-up albums to Not FragileRandy Bachman wanted to update BTO's sound, including adding horns and strings on some songs, but the rest of the band seemed to disagree. Said Fred Turner:. Since he Randy was funding the whole thing, everything went on his and Mercury's timetable. It finally came to a head for Freeways when Blair, Rob and myself told Randy we were burnt out, didn't like the songs we were writing, didn't like the songs he was writing, and that we wanted to take some time to regroup — especially since all the other bands were taking Wer Viel Kummer Hat - Rocket/Freudental - Wir Arbeiten Durch year or two between albums, not doing two a year like we were.
Randy told us his songs were fine and forced the album. It ended that version of the band. Years later, Randy seemed to agree with Turner, stating, "Looking at it now, we should have taken four, five, six months off In retrospect, that's what a lot of great bands do. And we didn't. Randy Bachman left the group following Freeways. His initial Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please was to temporarily disband while he worked on a solo project, "But it was decided by management it wouldn't work.
Randy was replaced by bassist Jim Clenchformerly of April Wine. Bassist Turner moved to rhythm guitar with Thornton becoming the primary lead guitarist.
Clench and Turner shared lead vocal duties. Even though this line-up included drummer Robbie Bachman, the band had to record and tour only as "BTO" because of an agreement with Randy who wanted to retain the rights to his Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please for his solo career.
The album became a commercial failure, spawning Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please hit singles. The band also released Rock n' Roll Nights in March It was the first BTO album to prominently feature outside songwriters, particularly Prism 's Jim Vallancewho also co-produced the album.
Vallance had taken over as main producer after Barry Mraz was fired by the band, and would later score huge success in the 80s with Bryan Adams. But like its predecessor, Rock n' Roll Nights also sold poorly an estimatedcopies worldwide. The album did, however, produce a moderately successful single called "Heartaches". On November 3,Jim Clench died in a Montreal hospital after a battle with stage-four lung cancer. After Randy recorded the solo album Survivor inhe went on to form the short-lived Ironhorse in Ironhorse released two albums, Ironhorse and Everything Is Greybefore disbanding.
Tom Sparks was the vocalist for the first Ironhorse album, along with Randy, but was replaced by Frank Ludwig for the second album in
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