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"chartattack.com"

While it would be impossible to mention everything cool that has happened this year, I'll just stick to mentioning some of my personal favourites. Therefore, I present to you my Top Ten List of Atlantic Canadian Musical Happenings in 2002.

5. Ian Blurton tours the Maritimes with Bionic and Blurtonia, and records Rock Rangers' sophomore album in Toronto.

3. Nova Scotian Andrew Buckles ties for second place at the 7th Annual Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland — "jamming" to a song by Cape Breton's Rock Ranger.




- John Bhrum


"Exclaim Magazine"

Canada's answer to Queens of the Stone Age avoids the sophomore jinx with this Ian Blurton-produced slab of monstrous riff-rock. The second offering from the Nova Scotia-based power trio is heavier on the riffs and the classic metal elements and with Blurton's help, rawer and more urgent. Some of the best '70s-flavoured Can-rock since the Stampeders' "Wild Eyes." It's small wonder Rock Ranger has been sharing the stage with the likes of Danko Jones and Tricky Woo. You couldn't ask for more complementary pairings.
- Stuart Green


Discography

Sing Along
NO Records (2003)

Self-titled
Independent (2001)

Volume One
Out of Touch Records 7” compilation (2001)

Tap Into The Evolution Of East Coast Music
Alexander Keith’s Compilation (2002)

Dog and Pony Show
Much Music Compilation (2002)

Five and Dime Show
Much Music Compilation (2003)

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Bio

They've been called 'The best Canadian power trio since Rush'. They've been referred to as 'The AC/DC of the East Coast'. It's been said that they're 'the best thing to happen to rock since the cowbell'. They've even been compared to 'A kick in the face'. Call them whatever the hell you want. They are The Rock and Roll Party Machine. They are Rock Ranger.
Forming out of the ashes of post-industrial Cape Breton, Rock Ranger is a three-piece powerhouse from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Mixing elements of all the best rock'n'rollers since the seventies, Rock Ranger's classic guitar / bass / drums lineup is tight, the tunes are tasty and when they're onstage the sound is unstoppable.

Sing Along, Rock Ranger's Ian Blurton produced follow-up to their hard-rocking self-titled debut was released in May with parties in Sydney and Halifax. Since the fall of 1999 Rock Ranger has been building an ever-growing following throughout the Atlantic Provinces and into Quebec and Ontario. Their self-titled debut was universally accepted as the future of Rock'n'Roll and landed the band opening spots for the likes of Danko Jones, Bionic, Fur Packed Action, By Divine Right and Tricky Woo, as well as earning them inclusion on Alexander Keith's and Much Music compilations, Pick of the Month honours in the popular Halifax weekly The Coast and coveted sets at the Halifax Pop Explosion, Much Music showcases at ECMA 2002 and 2003 and the Atlantic Scene Festival in Ottawa, ON.
Rock Ranger recently gained international attention when Nova Scotia native Andrew Buckles placed second in the 7th Annual Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu, Finland miming Rock Ranger's signature riffs. And it was all captured on film by Farmhouse Productions for the documentary Air Guitar in Oulu. The film will feature the song "Incoming" from Rock Ranger and is expected to air this fall on Bravo!

Rock Ranger promises uncompromising rock'n'roll in a tidy, sweat-soaked package. And Rock Ranger delivers.