Rheostatics - Double Live

Recorded on a cross-Canada tour in 1997, this album captures the essence of the Don Kerr-era Rheostatics in top form.

From the liner notes - "In the 27 songs included here, you can feel all of miles rolled up in there, those timeless purple evenings spent on the highways of Canada, driving through wilding snowstorms and blinding sunsets, wheeling from town to town, club to club, hall to hall, colliding paths with friends, friends who would become strangers, and unapologetically tapping into the astonighing goodwill of Canadian music lover coast-to-coast-to-coast who opened their doors to us and saved our collective bacon on more than one occassion."

For more than two decades, the Rheostatics have mapped new frontiers across Canada, embracing the nation that bore them and reinterpreting its sea-to-shining-sea grandeur in music of startling variety and indisputable beauty. The band has remained fiercely loyal to a unique vision that is entirely dependent upon the alchemical interaction of its members, the catalyzing friction that renders gold from lesser metals - and that distinguishes the Rheostatics from bands of lesser mettle.

You can learn more about this band at www.rheostatics.ca.

Possible influences include: Little Feat, The Band, Rush and the Ramones.

Previews - Double Live - Disc One

1. Rheostatics - Saskatchewan - Listen!
2. Rheostatics - Feed Yourself - Listen!
3. Rheostatics - Shaved Head - Listen!
4. Rheostatics - Torque, Torque! - Listen!
5. Rheostatics - Claire - Listen!
6. Rheostatics - Legal Age Life - Listen!
7. Rheostatics - Dead is the Drunkest That You Can Get - Listen!
8. Rheostatics - Bees - Listen! - Listen!
9. Rheostatics - Dope Fiends & Booze Hounds - Listen!
10. Rheostatics - Song of Flight - Listen!
11. Rheostatics - Self Serve Gas Station - Listen!
12. Rheostatics - Horses - Listen!
13. Rheostatics - Dope Fiends (ending) - Listen!
14. Rheostatics - Record Body Count - Listen!

Previews - Double Live - Disc Two

1. Rheostatics - A Midwinter's Night Dream - Listen!
2. Rheostatics - The Royal Albert (Joey 2) - Listen!
3. Rheostatics - Introducing Happiness - Listen!
4. Rheostatics - Stolen Car - Listen!
5. Rheostatics - Jesus was Once a Teenager Too - Listen!
6. Rheostatics - Good Canadian - Listen!
7. Rheostatics - Bread, Meat, Peas & Rice - Listen!
8. Rheostatics - Christopher - Listen!
9. Rheostatics - The Ballad of Wendel Clark, Parts 1 & 2 - Listen!
10. Rheostatics - Palomar - Listen!
11. Rheostatics - Triangles on the Wall - Listen!
12. Rheostatics - P.R.O.D. - Listen!
13. Rheostatics - Regina - Listen!
14. Rheostatics - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Listen!
15. Rheostatics - Desert Island Discs - Listen!

Album File Size - MP3 Format - 184.25 MB