Incorporating elements of reggae, pop, punk, and new wave, the LP included a bona fide hit No. Junos were also given to Rock and Hyde for their songwriting, and to the band as a whole for Most Promising Group. Even the non-al The song "Eyes of a Stranger" was featured on the soundtrack for Valley Girl.
Arguably, the band's high-water mark was reached in Muir never became a member of the group, but played as a sessioneer during some recording sessions.
That year, the Payolas released Hammer on a Drum also produced by Ronson, with the Payolas to great commercial and popular acclaim. The band now consisted of Rock often doubling on guitar and bass , Hyde, Taylor and new keyboardist Christopher Livingston. For touring purposes, Alex "A-Train" Boynton was added to the line-up as the group's official new bassist. Post a Comment. Businesses are failing. Hundreds of thousands of people are losing their jobs every month; at the same time, hundreds of billions of U.
The song comes from the Vancouver band's third and finest album, Hammer on a Drum pictured left. And Eyes of A Stranger is in the running for my favourite single of all time. I never get tired of hearing it and anytime it's on the radio I keep it on the station air drumming my ass off of course.
It really was too bad that they chose to constantly tinker with their image and name and sound chasing a fickle American audience. This unfortunately lead to the release of some very 'meh' material as the 80s turned to the 90s. I can understand the allure, but in my opinion they should have taken the same path the Tragically Hip did.
Be Canadian superstars and if an American audience develops great and if not, you can still make a nice living selling out the Commodore for 5 nights in a row. The band that changed my life. Paul and Bob opened for the GoGo's in ' I got into the local music scene because of them. I was able to walk the halls of my Surrey high school and not have to accept Van Halen or other crappy bands.
Paul really deserves to share the success that Bob earned. They are both talented and just unlucky with a band name that scared American DJ's. Many went to see Bryan Adams and many more to see the headliner. Going to Club Soda 16 and 17 years-old to see my favourite band was a thrill.
They were, however, one of the most prominent and successful platinum-selling Canadian bands of the early s. Shortly after they joined with drummer Ian Tiles and bass player Marty Higgs to form a pop-punk band. This single was sold at their gigs and in local music stores. The EP garnered enough attention to warrant a full-length follow up album.
As well, Lee Kelsey keyboards was added. Kelsey left the band and was not replaced. Incorporating elements of reggae, pop, punk, and new wave, the LP included a bona fide hit No. Arguably, the band's high-water mark was reached in Muir never became a member of the group, but played as a sessioneer during some recording sessions.Dec 24, · The song comes from the Vancouver band's third and finest album, Hammer on a Drum (pictured left). I recently brought out my vinyl copy and listened to it for the first time in years. I was blown away all over again. Hammer on a Drum reminded me a Mick Jones quote when he was reminiscing about The Clash: "The whole thing was fantastic," Jones said.