by Red Rider



The CD issue of Canadian band Red Rider's second release adds three bonus tracks, including their breakthrough U.S. radio hit, "Lunatic Fringe." The moody, paranoid track, with it's insistent guitar riff, has become a staple at AOR stations and is the best thing on Neruda, but there are also other cuts that help this meat-and-potatoes quintet led by Tom Cochrane rise above many similar acts. The muscular "Power (Strength in Numbers)" explores mob mentality, and is marred only by the presence of early-'80s keyboards, while "Human Race" features a rapid heartbeat melody and a simple, empty guitar line that adds to the lonely yet resilient tone of Cochrane's lyrics. Neruda, while no major musical statement, is still an enjoyable, melodic album, chock full of Red Rider's blend of AOR crunch and new wave texture.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/1998
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 0077774845021
catalogNumber: 48450

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Rider   Primary Artist
Tom Cochrane   Guitar,Vocals
Ken Greer   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Sexton   Synthesizer,Piano
Jeff Jones   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Rob Baker   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Tom Cochrane   Arranger
Joe Chiccarelli   Engineer,Engineering
Ken Greer   Arranger
Michael James Jackson   Producer
Steve Sexton   Programming
Hugh Syme   Art Direction,Cover Design
Ed Thacker   Producer,Engineer
David Tickle   Producer,Engineer
Fraser Hill   Engineer
Denise Sexton   Inspiration

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