READ On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock Author Dave Bidini

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  • 288
  • On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock
  • Dave Bidini
  • English
  • 11 February 2020
  • 9780771014567

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Free download On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock Dave Bidini ✓ 2 Read & download Read & download ¶ On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Brilliant performances and heart sinking break upsBidini 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 Bidini kept a diary In On a Cold Road he weaves his colourful tales about that tour with revealin Do not call yourself a Canadian music fan till you ve bought and read this book

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Free download On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock Dave Bidini ✓ 2 Read & download Read & download ¶ On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free G 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 Bidini later interviewed in an effort to compare their experiences with his The result is an original vivid and unforgettable picture of what it has meant for the last forty years to be a rock musician in Cana I didn t love the book nor do I think it s one I recommend for Canada Reads It was too scattered for me there s this central narrative from the Rheostatics interspersed with stories from these other Canadian bands but I couldn t tell where Dave Bidini was going with it all Either write about the Rheostatics or about the other bands Or if a combination is absolutely necessary change it somehow I can appreciate that it was of an oral history and I did think the format was interesting but it didn t hang for me I could see the connections sometimes but other times the stories felt randomly stuck in Also I wish there was background about each of the bandsmusicians I was gleaning some narrative to tie it together but not enough to paint a proper picture I don t think non fiction has to necessarily be like a novel with a beginning middle and end but I think there should be a path the writer is leading you on or a direction the writer is pointing to Bidini could ve done this better I think if the stories were separated better but even so I can see how the individual bits wouldn t have worked exactly because they were all basically transcriptions of interviews Although I wonder how this would work as a documentary or movie The description of how the band broke up was interesting to me though of how even though the members were great friends and loved each other the relationships became toxic also how the payoff gradually decreased and how the balance tipped in terms of how much each member was wiling to put up with the actual bad for the potential goodI guess I did enjoy the central narrative and I really enjoyed the travelogue aspects Overall there were great parts but the book wasn t greater than the sum of them

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Free download On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock Dave Bidini ✓ 2 Read & download Read & download ¶ On a Cold Road Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free David Bidini rhythm guitarist with the Rheostatics knows all too well what 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 On a Cold Road is the first book on my list for Canada Reads 2012 The point of Canada Reads is to find the most uintessentially Canadian book for the year to recommend to all Canadians to read On a Cold Road delivers what the subtitle says tales of adventure in Canadian rock by documenting the Rheostatics as they open for the Tragically Hip on a cross Canada tour Interspersed with Bidini s poetic expressions of band life are interviews with the founders of Canadian rock The book begins uietly dealing with the troubles of the music business travelling on desolate country roads and playing in high school auditoriums before building up to the debauchery of groupies and of Yonge Street playing the hallowed ground of Maple Leaf Gardens and detailing the end band implosions The book takes the reader on uite a tourAs well Bidini s prose is exuisite In a blizzard wind knuckles the roof of their touring van and Vancouver is described as a kiss from a ponytailed girl The book is also a love letter to Canada From experiencing skin peeling prairie cold in playing small towns to wild nights in Hamilton the band got to know Canada way than they ever wanted to Through the music Canada becomes a place waiting to be explored This book gave me a chance to relive my youth These were the bands and songs that were playing on the radio when I was in high school and university I also felt a different sense of nostalgia while reading the book The book describes a Canada that used to exist a country where we citizens had much in common All the kids of a certain age listened to the same music I don t know if that s true anyOr at least it felt that way This was the Canada I knew when I left in the mid 90s to live in Europe Canada was not the same place when I returned Canadians had suddenly become diverse without a common sense of self I didn t know what Canadians shared anyAlso I initially found the transfer from Bidini s narrative to the interviews jarring I needed to YouTube videos of the singers and bands mentioned to remind me of who they were Certainly they created great songs Unfortunately I haven t remembered their names Also until now I never knew some of these guysgals were CanadianSo a combination of the book being set in a Canada Past and the fact that the musicians are no longer household names made this book feel datedWould On A Cold Road then be the 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