In the fall of 1988, the band released their sixth album Victory Day which contained the track "Big League," about the death of a young hockey player. The young man's father approached Cochrane on the day of a concert, mentioning that his son was a big fan of Red Rider's song, "Boy Inside The Man." Cochrane asked the man if his son was going to be attending the concert, and the man responded that his son had recently died in a car accident.

Another note about "Big League" is that Cochrane played it at GM place at the start of the 08/09 hockey season to commemorate the passing of Luc Bourdon, a member of the Vancouver Canucks who died eerily, like that that was described in the song
 (by a truck doing 70 in the wrong lane).
 (Thanks Wikipedia)

Victory Day

Posted by CRA-Z on June 23, 2011 at 6:41 PM 2059 Views