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Album Review

Released shortly after the successful single "White Hot," Don't Fight It shows Red Rider balancing between the folk roots of lead singer Tom Cochrane and the more progressive rock tendencies of the rest of the band. Indeed, while the single "White Hot" (which is also included here) was different enough from other commercial music on the radio at the same time to attract some attention, the rest of the album is fairly traditional pop/rock. (The track "Good News," for example, sounds almost distressingly like one of the Doobie Brothers' soul-tinged pop songs.) For a debut effort it's quite good, but the band would really hit their stride on the follow-up album, As Far As Siam.

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Wow bout time iTunes did something right this is as good as when they got good rats on here

How come no one reviewed okay let me say it I prefer this too far as Siam my freinds always busted my chops I don't care this is a masterpiece buy it buy it now


Formed: 1976 in Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '00s, '10s

Much beloved in their native Canada, Red Rider never cracked the lucrative American market, although bandleader Tom Cochrane would find better luck as a solo artist in the '90s. Red Rider's trademark sound was a blend of AOR and new wave, which made them quite popular in their home country, where their albums regularly went gold. Intraband tension and personnel shifts gradually took their toll, and Red Rider called it a day as the '80s drew to a close. Red Rider were formed in Toronto by singer/guitarist...
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  • Genres: Pop/Rock, Music, Pop, Rock
  • Released: 1980

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