Monday, 21 September 2009

Sometimes You Just Gotta Go With It !

There can be life lessons in rock and roll !

Doing today's This Was Winnipeg I came across this great anecdote that began 35 years ago !

September 21, 1974: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is released by BTO.

The song was recorded by Randy as a joke for his brother Gary - the stutter in the lyrics mimicked a stutter Gary had when he was young.

A song was dropped from the album in pre-production and record execs wanted "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" to replace it. Bachman tried to record the song without the stutter but the lyrics just wouldn't work so the original version was used.
Bachman was said to have been embarrassed when it started getting airplay and initially refused to allow it to be released as a single. He eventually gave in. The song became their only U.S. number one hit.

- Billboard Magazine on YASNY
- YASNY Video
- Randy Bachman Official Site
- Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap (CBC Radio)

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