How did I miss these guys?
So, I'm listening to my dinosaur rock source and I Like to Rock comes on. It's a track I had always found listenable, but I don't think I had ever realized what a classic of rock kitsch it is. It's basically a collection of cliches pieced together into a rousing three-minute blast.
What I didn't realize is that the band who made this track was not a one-hit wonder. April Wine was apparently a success in Canada (they started in Nova Scotia) before anyone had ever heard of Rush.
I was also surprised to learn that I Like To Rock was released in 1979, much later than I thought. April Wine plainly had a penchant for cliche-sounding titles, as well as music: You Won't Dance With Me, a hit before I Like to Rock, is a title worthy of the Ramones or the Knack. The album I Like to Rock appeared on was called Harder... Faster, a title plainly reminiscent of AC/DC, or even the Tubes.
Find I Like to Rock and give it a listen. I found it inspiring enough that I plan to search out other tracks by April Wine.
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