Behind the Vinyl Podcast

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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.

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Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Gowan, Keith Hampshire
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Keith 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?

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Sep 28, 2022
A Flock of Seagulls (Mike Score), Andy Kim, Triumph (Mike Levine)
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We 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).

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Sep 21, 2022
Midge Ure, Lorraine Segato of the Parachute Club, Honeymoon Suite’s Derry Grehan and Johnnie Dee
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In 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.

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Sep 14, 2022
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Tom Cochrane and David Wilcox
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Welcome 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.

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Sep 07, 2022
Myles Goodwyn (April Wine), Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace), Alex Lifeson (Rush)
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: The always charismatic Alex Lifeson of Rush shares some insight on the song “Limelight” and how an extremely cold winter helped the band record one of their biggest hits. Myles Goodwyn of April Wine gives us an amazing math lesson about their song “Roller”. Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace had a challenging time when it came to recording their song “Clumsy” but finding their vulnerability seemed to make it all come together.

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Apr 07, 2021
Glass Tiger, Barney Bentall, Howard Jones
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Howard Jones had an encounter with a fan about the song “Things Can Only Get Better” that left him with a memory and moment, he’ll never forget. Sam Reid and Alan Frew of Glass Tiger shed some light on the Glass Tiger song “Thin Red Line” and how they used movie clips to elevate the song. Barney Bentall talks about using his musical influences when it came to record his song “She’s My Inspiration”.

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Mar 31, 2021
Taylor Dayne, Gord Deppe of the Spoons, Midge Ure
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Producer, singer and songwriter Midge Ure tells us the story of how “Do They Know It’s Christmas” came to be along with the challenges of recording it with so many stars. Taylor Dayne shares her story of very humble beginnings and the support from her family to help her dream come true. Gord Deppe of the Spoons had a revelation about recording of “Arias & Symphonies” and the huge names he met while the song was being recorded.

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Mar 24, 2021
Gowan, Pukka Orchestra, Steve Earle
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Steve Earle destroys every pre-conceived notion we had about the bagpipes intro of his song “Copperhead Road”. Gowan takes a few minutes to explain his song “Strange Animal” and how a certain Beatle popped by the recording studio to give a thumbs up for the cowbells in the song. Neil Chapman and Tony Duggan-Smith of Pukka Orchestra share some insight to their song “Listen To The Radio” and how it was the only song on their album NOT written by them, but who it was co-written by, may surprize you.

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Mar 17, 2021
Andy Kim, Lee Aaron, Tom Cochrane
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Tom Cochrane goes into detail about his song “Lunatic Fringe” and why the song and album had to be totally re-recorded after 9 months of hard work. Andy Kim tells us how long it took to write his song “Sugar Sugar” and his cassette player made every song a hit song. Metal Queen, Lee Aaron shares insight on how she wrote the song “Whatcha Do To My Body” to change the norm of thinking when it comes to women in music and music videos.

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Mar 10, 2021
Blue Peter, Moe Berg (The Pursuit Of Happiness), Barenaked Ladies
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies do a deep dive into their song “If I Had A $1,000,000” and reveal how many original versions actually exist! Paul Humphry and Chris Wardman of Blue Peter explain how they managed to save a pile of cash to record their song “Radio Silence” by being strategic. Moe Berg of The Pursuit Of Happiness sheds some light on the recording of “She’s So Young” and how the experience taught him to be a better producer, thanks to Todd Rundgren’s tutelage.

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Mar 03, 2021
The Northern Pikes, Michael Sadler (Saga), Lou Gramm
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Lou Gramm, former Foreigner frontman talks about his solo hit “Midnight Blue” and how lyrical inspiration came from wise words a family member used to say. Bryan Potvin and Don Schmid of The Northern Pikes sat down to shed some light on their song “She Ain’t Pretty” and how simplicity worked on a lot of levels. Saga’s Michael Sadler, reveals the amazing way the engineers captured a part of his vocals for the song “Wind Him Up”.

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Feb 24, 2021
Rich Dodson (The Stampeders), Honeymoon Suite, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC)
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Darryl McDaniels of Run D.M.C. is a master storyteller! Darryl not only sheds light on the making of their biggest hit “Walk This Way” he wraps it up with an amazing lesson we can all benefit from. Rich Dodson of The Stampeders explains how the plucky sound of their song “Sweet City Woman” was borrowed. Guitarist Derry Grehan and singer Johnnie Dee of Honeymoon Suite explain the dangers of shooting music videos at Niagara Falls.

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Feb 17, 2021
Maestro Fresh-Wes , Darby Mills (Headpins), Kim Mitchell
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Kim Mitchell gets to the bottom of his song “Go For Soda” and how it really has nothing to do with drinking, but rather... relationships. A rap history lesson from Canadian hip-hop legend Maestro Fresh-Wes about how “Let Your Backbone Slide” was influenced by rocker Billy Squire. Darby Mills, formally of the Headpins shares one of her favourite memories about meeting a “demon” while going into detail about their song “Don’t It Make Ya Feel”.

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Feb 10, 2021
Tom Cochrane, Jean-Marc Pisapia (The Box), Bob Geldof
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Singer, songwriter, political activist and author goes into great detail about how the song “I Don’t Like Mondays” came to be and how it still resonates today. Tom Cochrane talks about how the changes in his life at the time were instrumental for the lyrics and vibe of his hit song “Boy Inside The Man”. Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box reflects on how being labelled a politically oriented band by the press for their song “Ordinary People” was a constant frustration.

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Feb 03, 2021
Terry Draper of Klaatu, Ian Thomas and Dennis DeYoung of Styx
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Terry Draper of Klaatu explains the creative process behind their hit “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” along with a big thank you to The Carpenters for covering their song and the confusion of them being The Beatles. Ian Thomas stops by to discuss his song “Hold On”, how it helped pave his driveway (thanks to Santana) and peforming the song on SCTV. We wrap up the episode with Dennis DeYoung, formally of Styx where he reveals he was an accordion player before joining the band along with how a dark period in his life helped him write the song.

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Sep 11, 2020
Lorraine Segato of Parachute Club, Moe Burg of The Pursuit of Happiness and Gary Numan
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Lorraine Segato of Parachute Club sheds some light on their song “Rise Up” and how it became an anthem for many people and what the song means to them. Moe Burg from The Pursuit of Happiness excitedly tells the story of how their song “I’m An Adult Now” was released as a video before it was on the record. Finishing up the episode is Gary Numan with an amazing story about how his song “Cars” was inspired by a driving incident involving him trying to avoid hitting pedestrians while driving on the sidewalks in London!

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Sep 11, 2020
David Wilcox, Colin James and George Thorogood
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: David Wilcox shares his thoughts on one of his biggest songs “Riverboat Fantasy” and how a homemade raft was inspiration for the song. Colin James turns total fan boy about his memories of working with producer Tom Dowd for the song “Voodoo Thing”. Ending the episode, George Thorogood explains the meaning of “Bad” and how he finally managed to incorporate it into a hit song called “Bad to the Bone”.

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Sep 11, 2020
Ra McGuire of Trooper, 54-40 and Howard Jones
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Ra McGuire of Trooper reveals how the producer of the album wanted to change the lyrics from “Raise a Little Hell” to something less, devilish. Neil Osborne and Brad Merritt of 54-40 explains how they blended 2 songs to make their hit “I Go Blind”. Finishing up the episode, Howard Jones has so much to say about his biggest hit “No One Is To Blame” but the coolest thing (we think) is how he came up with the line “you can look at the menu, but you just can’t eat”.

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Sep 11, 2020
Glass Tiger, Indigo Girls and Rik Emmett of Triumph
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Alan Frew and Sam Reid of Glass Tiger shed some light on the perils of shooting the video for “I Will Be There” when you include snow, a mountain edge and a helicopter. Emily Sailers from the Indigo Girls explains how bare bones it really was to write, record and shoot the video for “Closer To Fine”. Closing out this episode we have Rik Emmett of Triumph explaining how a childhood transistor radio was his catalyst for their massive hit “Magic Power”.

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Sep 11, 2020
Modern English, Lawrence Gowan and Randy Bachman from BTO/The Guess Who
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Robbie Grey of Modern English explains how he wrote a hit song in less than 2 minutes! Gowan shares his experiences first venture in co-writing was not only successful but educational for their song “All The Lovers In The World”. We wrap up the episode with an amazing story from Randy Bachman of BTO/The Guess Who where he talks about how a pizza delivery guy landed the gig of piano player for the song “Takin’ Care of Business”.

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Sep 11, 2020
Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Kim Mitchell and Paul Young
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo gives us the scoop on their song “Bad Timing” and how the song was a perfect choice for their acoustic album recorded at Greg Keeler’s cottage. Kim Mitchell explains how a wacky buddy helped their song “Let Go The Line” become a better song and why the Toronto Symphony Orchestra just “got up and left” during the recording session. Wrapping up the episode is Paul Young sharing his story about how “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” and how the bass guitar may have hindered the song from being a bigger hit.

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Sep 11, 2020
Andy Kim, Steven Page formally of Barenaked Ladies and Fred Schneider of The B-52's
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Andy Kim explains how “Rock Me Gently” came to be a huge hit thanks to someone tuning a guitar before they started to record the song. Steven Page formerly of Barenaked Ladies chimes in on how “Be My Yoko Ono” received an official vote of approval from Yoko Ono herself! Speaking of Yoko, we finish the episode with Fred Schneider of The B-52’s explaining how Yoko became an important part of their song “Rock Lobster”.

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Sep 11, 2020
Men Without Hats, Kon Kan and Dennis DeYoung of Styx
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Ivan Doroschuk of Men Without Hats explains how their song “Safety Dance” became a hit thanks to dance clubs and a certain dance called “Pogoing”. Barry Harris and Kevin Wynne of Kon Kan share their memories about the song “I Beg Your Pardon” and the many challenges involved with making a hit song. We close the episode with a very charismatic Dennis DeYoung of Styx reminiscing about “Babe” and how it was never meant to be a Styx song, but rather a gift to his wife.

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Sep 11, 2020
Flock of Seagulls, Platinum Blonde and Spandau Ballet
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Dropping the needle in this episode of Behind The Vinyl: Mike Score from Flock Of Seagulls talks about how long it took before their song “Wishing” took over a year to make it to their record. Mark Holmes of Platinum Blonde reluctantly sheds some light on what their song “Situation Critical” is really about. Tony Hadley and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet find humor in the fact that they haven’t cued a record in decades and talk about that “moment” they first knew they had something big with their song “True”.

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Sep 11, 2020