11/15/2012

From the Vaults: Ironhorse

Because his voice is so distinctive and this is yet another 2-guitar/bass/drums combo, it's hard not to label singer/guitarist Randy Bachman's late '70s band Ironhorse as a less successful Bachman Turner Overdrive, with whom he'd just parted ways with at the time. Actually, significantly less successful is more like it: the short-lived Ironhorse released a self-titled album in 1979, which includes the minor US hit "Sweet Lui-Louise" [below], and a 1980 followup, Everything is Grey [both albums on Scotti Bros Records] that got little to no airplay outside of their native Canada. BTO reunited in 1983 and with the exception of a 4-year hiatus starting in 2005, have been going strong ever since.
 

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