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Just between you and me, we like this other April Wine song better

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Rocktober is over but that does that mean it's time to stop rocking out? Certainly not, as we at SIT80's have one mantra: I Like To Rock and today we do it April Wine-style.

With equal success in both the '70s and '80s, April Wine transitioned into the '80s easily when their late 1979 album Harder ... Faster was released and became April Wine's first gold album in the U.S. Two underrated singles were released from the album with Hello and its follow-up I Like To Rock, which peaked at No. 86 on the U.S. singles charts in February 1980.

I Like To Rock is a stadium anthem with great riffs, and the video culls together recording footage and some glimpses of how April Wine unwinds behind the scenes. If the studio in the video looks familiar it is because the same recording room was used in the video for Rush's Tom Sawyer.

The historic studio is located in the remote Laurentian Mountains and simply known as Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec. Le Studio was nicknamed "Rush's Abbey Road" and also was the location for classic '80s recording such as The Police's Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime, Keith Richard's Talk Is Cheap and pretty much anything by Rush. Le Studio remained in business up until 2003 and now sits abandoned although there is a GoFundMe kickstarter out there to purchase the property and bring it back to its glory. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 9:20am]

    

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