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14 Feb 2017

Ironhorse "Everything Is Grey" 1980 Canada Prog Rock









Ironhorse  "Everything Is Grey" 1980 Canada Prog Rock
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Drummer Christ Leighton and guitarists Randy Bachman and Tom Sparks formed Ironhorse in 1979. After the band’s self-titled debut appeared the same year, Frank Ludwigh replaced Sparks for 1980’s Everything Is Grey. Ironhorse broke up soon after. ~ John Bush …………. In late 1979, after leaving Trooper, Frank joined Randy Bachman (of the Guess Who & Bachman Turner Overdrive fame & who had produced the first 5 Trooper albums) in his band Ironhorse. In 1980, the two combined to create the album “Everything is Grey” which contained the song penned by Randy and Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys: “What’s Your Hurry Darling.” According to a post I recently saw it made it to #89 on the Billboard Top 100…
Randy Bachman has put together ten near perfect songs highlighted by Symphony and Do You Miss Me Darling with Brian Wilson. Reminded me of Brave Belt. The moody Everything Is Grey kicks things off. Another highlight is Somewhere Somehow. Frank Ludwig from Trooper contributes songs and keyboards. A gem.....By Purple Subo....... 
In late 1979, after leaving Trooper, Frank joined Randy Bachman (of the Guess Who & Bachman Turner Overdrive fame & who had produced the first 5 Trooper albums) in his band Ironhorse. In 1980, the two combined to create the album "Everything is Grey" which contained the song penned by Randy and Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys: "What's Your Hurry Darling." According to a post I recently saw it made it to #89 on the Billboard Top 100.
It also contained "Hurting Inside" which was a tribute to Roy Orbison and which Randy cites as one of his favourite all time songs in his book titled "Takin' Care of Business." As with all the songs on this album, Frank provided most of the lead vocals and all keyboards. Randy truly is an amazing guitarist and I enjoyed every moment of our music collaborations. He loved to play Chet Atkins licks and while being well versed in a variety of styles, always manages to put his own signature on what he was playing. ...
After leaving his own band, Bachman Turner Overdrive, following the 1977 album 'Freeways' and its resulting failure, Randy Bachman recorded a solo album for Polydor in 1978. Internal upheavals at the record label caused Bachman to beg out of his deal and he instead approached friends of his, the Scotti Brothers, who had just formed their own label. They were interested more in rock bands than solo performers and Bachman made one to order. 

He brought in guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tom Sparks from Washington state and added Chris Leighton on drums. They released two singles from their debut album ,including "Sweet Lui Louise", before the band saw the departure of Sparks and the addition of former Trooper keyboardist, vocalist Frank Ludwig. 

With the change in direction and failure of the 1980 follow-up album 'Everything Is Grey', the band parted ways with Scotti Brothers. Bachman would call on his old buddy from B.T.O. Fred Turner and the band carried on as Union. 

Bachman would have an on-again/off-again relationship with reformed versions of BTO and The Guess Who and in recent years has created his own record label while recording his own solo material; Ludwig would go on to form Body Electric with members of Straight Lines before spearheading years of session work many of Canada's biggest names. ..... T. Cole, Brian Zargo and Mark Logan. ...Canoe Jam Canadian Pop Engyclopedia....... 
Members
Frank Ludwig - lead vocals, keyboards
Randy Bachman - vocals, guitars
Ron Foos - bass
Chris Leighton - drums
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Tom Sparks - backup vocals, guitar

Tracklist
A1 Everything Is Grey 4:09
A2 What’s Your Hurry Darlin’ 4:28
A3 Symphony 3:24
A4 Only Way To Fly 3:56
A5 Try A Little Harder 3:30
B1 I’m Hurtin’ Inside 3:59
B2 Playin’ That Same Old Song 3:50
B3 Railroad Love 3:40
B4 Somewhere, Sometime 3:55
B5 Keep Your Motor Running 3:44 
  Discography
Singles 
1979 Sweet Lui-Louise/Watch Me Fly (Scotti Bros.) SB-406 
1979 He's A Joker (Scotti Bros.) 
1979 One And Only/She's Got It (Scotti Bros.) SB-408 
1980 What's Your Hurry Darlin'?/Try A Little Harder (Scotti Bros.) SB-512 
1980 Symphony/Railroad Love (Scotti Bros.) SB-302 
1980 Everything Is Grey/I'm Hurtin' Inside (Scotti Bros.) SB-303 

Albums 
1979 Ironhorse (Scotti Bros.) SB-7103 
1980 Everything Is Grey (Scotti Bros.) SB-7108 

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