FT: Randy and I have not played together since '91. I retired from the BTO lineup in '04, and I've been retired right up until June of this year.
" So, he took it on, and most of the work was his doing. FT: Well, the original band that did the lion's share of the albums was myself, Randy, Randy's brother Robbie Bachman, and Blair Thornton.
In '77, Randy left us, we added a bass player, and I went over to guitar and did two albums. At that time, disco started coming in, so, we pretty much put the band on hold and just kind of went and did our own things.
Then, in '81 Randy got a hold of me and said, "I want to do another project.
It seems to have that feel that we used to have, and we didn't try for it, it just seems to be our characters.
When we work together, that seems to be the way it goes.
FT: It was almost like we hadn't really left and it was time for the next project. It kind of reflects what the musical voyage was for Randy and I when we were in the Bachman-Turner Overdrive thing.
You know how you can have a friend that you don't see for a couple of years, and then when you see them, it's almost like there's been no time lapse in between, and you pick up where you left off? It has just kind of carried on, and the theme has carried forward.
FT: Yeah, Randy actually started this project as his own album and he had asked me if I would sing a track on it.
So, I did a track for him, sent it back to him, and he said to me, "You know, we need to get back together.
There's something here that just comes together when the two of us are working together." I said to him, "You produced most of the earlier BTO things, and you stayed in the business while I retired for awhile.
Why don't you just run with this and put this album together and produce it?