A band you will kick yourself for not knowing.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by ZBirdV8, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
  2. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Where have you been?
    Triumph was a great band in it's '80's heyday'
    Rik Emmett was a great guitarist/singer.
    The bass player was decent, but not irreplaceable.
    The drummer, who also sang, was good but not Peart-like in his awesomeness
    They had several big songs, "Fight The Good Fight" among them. Also "Magic Power" was a hit for them. They were also from Canada
  3. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    "Not knowing?"

    I've been familiar with Triumph for at least 30 years... :rolleyes:

  4. XC077


    Feb 10, 2012
    I preferred their earlier stuff.

    Rock and Roll Machine
    Hold On
    Lay It on the Line
  5. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    havent kicked myself!

    but now i know them.
  6. taliesin


    Nov 12, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Years ago we did a few gigs with another band whose guitarist played a double neck that he'd bought from Rik Emmett.

    He managed to work that into about every second song intro - we started a drinking game for every time he mentioned Emmett's name.

    Oh, and Triumph were pretty good.
  7. Agree with Tangentmusic.
    Great live band. You can buy a DVD of them at the US Festival in 1982.
    Blinding Light Show and The City were awesome tracks from their early years. I would recommend Allied Forces as the cd to buy if you only buy one from them.
  8. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    +1. They were pretty popular in the 80s. I used to hear them daily on the radio when I was in high school.
  9. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab HELIX user & BOSE Abuser

    Feb 11, 2004
    Congrats on meeting Triumph.
    My favorite drummer(in an 80's bandwith me) played them and Rush constantly on whatever he could including his drums.
  10. Blake Bass

    Blake Bass

    Jan 10, 2006
    Houston, Texas
    Been a fan for many years now. Saw them live in Houston, TX a couple of times in the 80's.
  11. BassPlayer900


    Oct 19, 2011
    Cool! They do sound a lot like Rush... which is definitely a good thing!
  12. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    What can I say, I was born in 1988.