Label: Linus Entertainment
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Review Date: April 19, 2015
Randy Bachman’s fingerprints are all over the soundtrack of baby boomer’s youth. Being the man behind rock anthems such as “Takin’ Care of Business”, “Let It Ride” “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” and “American Woman,” Bachman has earned over 120 gold and platinum album/singles awards around the world for performing and producing. As the co-founder and principal songwriter for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman’s monstrous hits have garnered him the coveted #1 spot on radio playlists in over 20 countries and he has amassed over 40 million records sold.
As if that’s not enough accomplishment, Randy has come out with a brand new album, Heavy Blues, and is under the moniker BACHMAN. Armed with a rhythm section “womaned” by Anna Ruddick on bass and Dale Anne Brendon on drums, Heavy Blues features an enviable list of Randy Bachman’s contemporaries including Neil Young, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and the late Jeff Healey; each musician contributing their signature-style guitar solos.
With producer extraordinaire, Kevin Shirley, in the producer chair (Joe, Bonamassa, Iron Maiden, Rush, Led Zeppelin), Heavy Blues marks the rare occasion that Randy Bachman has relinquished the producer reins.
Bachman says of Shirley, “I’ve known Kevin for many years and watched his producer credits grow to include many rock legends. I knew that he could push me past my limit, pull me onto new paths and direct me down new roads.”
“Heavy Blues” draws from the unlikely trio’s love of classic 60s blues rock and emerges with a blistering sound, a fierce and fearless collection of BACHMAN originals. It rocks. It stomps. It kicks sonic butt.
If you love the blues or if you just love the legacy of Randy Bachman, you’ll definitely want this album.