Just out this week is Randy Bachman's "Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story," a DVD and CD documentary of the special storytellers type of show the former Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive guitarist does on occasion.
The 14-song set features material from both of those bands, with expensive and often enlightening introductions by Bachman, who tells us that "It's like telling your kids a bedtime story. If it's five minutes to bedtime you tell them a five-minute story, if it's 15 minutes you tell the same story and just embellish it a little more. I'm actually stunned and surprised and thrilled at the response to this because it was done as a labor of love. It was a response because people wanted to hear the stories. I'm glad people are into this."
"Vinyl Tap Tour" has already been certified triple-platinum in Canada. Bachman will be playing shows this week -- including an August 30 date in Las Vegas with Fred Turner -- and in October and is planning more in the future. He'll also be releasing a new blues album in 2015.