Kindofa hijack here. Came accross this Rik Emmett interview on Spotify a while back and feel like it fits well with Sullie's info.Well, crap, I had an old guy moment. . . .Pip's writeup stirred up my brain juices a little bit there. I could kick myself for not including Triumph but I needed another 31. . . in fact for the next 31 I would love to see a Double Tap, Deja 31 or Two for Tuesday (repeat the parameters of the thread again) or go in a different direction next time and do your top 31 remakes. Not trying to hijack just tossing some early ideas out there. . . I digress a lot.
Anyway, my "oh crap" moment was that this channel on YouTube (it's a Canadian Rock Station) does this PERFECT segment called Behind The Vinyl and this (I think) ties into some bands on this thread. Anyway, as much I love Triumph, Rush and other bands, well, this kinda sorta just made all that love go up a notch. The premise is that a band member sits in a chair, with a turntable on a table, some speakers and they just share their thoughts about the song, the time frame around the song, events leading up to it maybe, whatever it is they want to discuss and the time limit is set by the length of the song. No goofy questions, no interruptions, just the band member, the song and their thoughts. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the living hell out of this premise, it just works so well. Oh, and I dare, dare, triple dog DARE to you to hate Mike Levine from Triumph. You can hate Triumph songs but you cannot possibly hate Mike Levine unless you have neither a heart nor soul. These are a select few of my favorites, you gotta go check it out, you'll love it!
Behind The Vinyl : Magic Power with Mike Levine from Triumph
Behind The Vinyl : "Magic Power" with Rik Emmett from Triumph
Behind The Vinyl : "Lay it on the line" with Mike Levine from Triumph
Behind The Vinyl : "Tom Sawyer" with Alex Lifeson
Behind The Vinyl : "Limelight" with Alex Lifeson
Behind The Vinyl : "Lunatic Fringe" with Tom Cochrane
And on and on, some others I remember liking is there's another Rik Emmett, the Run DMZ Walk this way was funny, George Thorogood, etc.