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On a cold road : tales of adventure in Canadian rock

Author: Dave Bidini
Publisher: Toronto : M & S, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dave Bidinia, rhythm guitarist with the Rheostatics, knows all too well waht the life of a rock band in Canada involves: storied arenas one tour and bars wallpapered with photos of forgotten bands the next. Zit-speckled fans begging for a guitar pick and angry drunks chucking twenty-sixers and pint glasses. Opulent tour buses riding through apocalyptic snowstorms and cramped vans that reek of dope and beer.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Dave Bidini; Dave Bidini; Dave Bidini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Bidini
ISBN: 0771014562 9780771014567
OCLC Number: 39515334
Description: 278 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
British Columbia --
Alberta --
Saskatchewan --
Manitoba --
U.S.A. --
Toronto, Part I --
Quebec --
The East --
Toronto, Part II.
Responsibility: Dave Bidini.

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"Dave Bidinia, rhythm guitarist with the Rheostatics, knows all too well waht the life of a rock band in Canada involves: storied arenas one tour and bars wallpapered with photos of forgotten bands the next. Zit-speckled fans begging for a guitar pick and angry drunks chucking twenty-sixers and pint glasses. Opulent tour buses riding through apocalyptic snowstorms and cramped vans that reek of dope and beer. Brilliant performances and heart-sinking break-ups. Bidini has played all across the country many times, in venues as far flung and unalike as Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto and the Royal Albert Hotel in Winnipeg. In 1996, when the Rheostatics opened for the Tragically Hip on their Trouble at the Henhouse tour, Bindini kept a diary. In On a Cold Road he weaves his colourful tales about that tour with revealing and hilarious anecdotes from the pioneers of Canadian rock - including BTO, Goddo, the Stampeders, Max Webster, Crowbar, the Guess Who, Triumph, Trooper, Bruce Cockburn, Gale Garnett, and Tommy Chong - whom Bindini later interviewed in an effort to compare their experiences with his. The result is an original, vivid, and unforgettable picture of what is has meant, for the last forty years, to be a rock musician in Canada."

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