Behind the Vinyl: The Podcast. Where musicians sit down to share the stories about their songs. Listen as they drop the needle and reminisce about anything and everything that comes to mind as it plays.
Lisa Loeb, Fred Penner, Jay Semko and Don Schmid of The Northern Pikes
12:26Lisa Loeb, 'Stay (I Missed You)', swings by with a great story of how a phone call from “an acquaintance” Ethan Hawke, landed her the gig of a lifetime. Fred Penner... What you may not know about Fred is, he’s an amazing guitar player along with being a naturally born storyteller. Fred explains how he transformed an old folk song into an ear-worm from our childhood, 'The Cat Came Back'. Jay Semko and Don Schmid of The Northern Pikes shed some light on their song 'Girl With A Problem'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Margo Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies, Mark Holmes of Platinum Blonde
13:12Lou Gramm of Foreigner enlightens us with how a simple drum beat evolved into lyrics for one of their biggest hits, 'Juke Box Hero'. Margo Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies recalls some memorable experiences that came to be due to their song 'Sweet Jane'. Lead singer/bassist from Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes tells us how the idea of “living in the moment” helped them achieve the success they were hoping for with 'Standing in the Dark'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul Young, Sam Reid and Alan Frew of Glass Tiger, Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box
14:53Paul Young sheds some light on his song 'Every time You Go Away' and how it was originally meant for a TV show. Sam Reid and Alan Frew of Glass Tiger. Here’s the guys on the song 'Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)', the writing process and having a few beers with Bryan Adams to pitch him on being part of the song. Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box who (I kid you not) recorded this episode while wearing green Wellington rubber boots. Jean-Marc talks 'Closer Together'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Alex Lifeson of Rush, Gino Vannelli, Sandy Horne of Spoons
12:13Alex Lifeson of Rush goes into detail about recording 'Tom Sawyer' in the winter. Gino Vannelli talks 'Black Cars' and how it’s not really about, black cars. Bassplayer/singer and founding member Sandy Horne from the Spoons on their song 'Romantic Traffic'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Randy Bachman, Steven Page formerly of Barenaked Ladies, Michael Sadler of Saga
15:04In this episode, Randy Bachman explains how one of his biggest songs, 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' , wasn’t really meant to be a song at all, but more of a sibling rivalry thing. 'Jane' from the Barenaked Ladies and former member, Steven Page giving his side of song’s story. Michael Sadler of Saga reminisces about the hoops he had to jump through and the dangers he put himself into to “achieve a certain sound” for the producers and the song 'On the Loose'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fred Schneider of the B-52's, Ian Thomas, Freddy Curci and Steve DeMarchi of Sheriff
15:14Fred Schneider of The B-52's joins us to give some background on their biggest hit, “Love Shack” and what exactly a love shack is. Ian Thomas talks about life on the road, strip joints and missing home with "Painted Ladies". Freddy Curci and Steve DeMarchi of Sheriff stopped by our studios to give some insight on “When I’m With You”.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Gowan, Keith Hampshire
17:35Keith Hampshire has an amazing story about how a song you could only buy at the ballpark got stuck in our heads forever. Gowan tells a good story about how a visit to a jail cell inspired a 7 minute song about the thought process of a criminal. What’s the deal with “Mr. Roboto”? What does it mean - how did it happen - what do you hear if you play the song backwards?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A Flock of Seagulls (Mike Score), Andy Kim, Triumph (Mike Levine)
13:42We kick off episode 3 of Behind the Vinyl with the very charming, total gentleman and legend Andy Kim with his song “Baby, I Love You”. From the rockin’ Canadian trio Triumph, bass plater Mike Levine gives his take on “Magic Power”. And Mike Score from A Flock of Seagulls explains the inspiration behind their monster 80s hit song “I Ran” (So Far Away).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Midge Ure, Lorraine Segato of the Parachute Club, Honeymoon Suite’s Derry Grehan and Johnnie Dee
15:29In this episode of Behind The Vinyl: The Podcast, where we continue to feature artists playing their biggest hits on a turntable and giving us the back story... Lorraine Segato from The Parachute Club with a song that’s not a song. It’s a universal anthem of freedom and equality, "Rise Up". Niagara Falls, Ontario rockers, Honeymoon Suite’s Derry Grehan and Johnnie Dee stopped by our studios with their album in tow to go into detail about their hit “New Girl Now”. Midge Ure gives us the goods on his song “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes” and some of his influence. The meaning of the song, his musical inspirations and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Tom Cochrane and David Wilcox
14:55Welcome to another season of Behind The Vinyl, where artists stop by, drop the needle on their songs and roll out their take on how the song came to be. In this episode, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister sheds some light on “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and how the key line from the song, was years ahead of the rest of the lines. Tom Cochrane goes into detail about how his fascination with a poet turned gun runner lead to a great song called “White Hot”. Legendary blues rocker, David Wilcox sheds some light on his song “Bad Apple” and how it was inspired by true events including him and a stink bomb.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.