Talk:Bachman–Turner Overdrive

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2006[edit]

Since when is "Taking Care of Business" a more famous song than "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" ? Niall123

although Takin' Care of Business (awesome song) is more popular and famous than You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, You Ain't topped the chart's at #1 spot, while TCB never reached #1

Should there be a note about the movie High Fidelity: "We are no longer Sonic Death Monkey. We are on the verge of becoming Kathleen-Turner Overdrive, but just for tonight, we are Berry Jive and his Uptown Five"--Atticus2020 08:49, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

One mention in a minor movie? No, no, no,no no. DJ Clayworth (talk) 17:24, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

TCB has been more featured and commercially viable since its release, being featured in advertising campaigns and movies, it is still used in some Office Depot advertising spots. Bottom line, YASNY was a #1 hit, but TCB has proven to be more multi-faceted and long lasting. Hell, Elvis used the phrase as the logo for the necklaces his band and close friends wore for security reasons.

why is there a citation needed for them being on the Simpsons? It just seems like such a minor claim, why even bother? But now that you mention it, http://www.snpp.com/episodes/BABF09, viola, BTO. Jlee562 23:56, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Lineups[edit]

Can we get a lineups table please? This seems to be another longrunning band with a lot of personnel changes... --kingboyk 22:30, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

NOT The Guess Who[edit]

BTO did NOT start out as the Guess Who. Randy Bachman was part of the Guess Who, but he left over creative differences with the band's singer and other main songwriter, Burton Cummings. In fact, the Guess Who existed at the same time (although with many different lineups) as BTO.

That change was made three days ago by an anonymous contributor, and I guess nobody noticed it. FWIW, anyway. Bearcat 07:27, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

I removed the trivia section (they are discouraged), but just to add the the pronunciation thing is wrong. Here in Canada at least BACKman Turner Overdrive is right. DJ Clayworth (talk) 17:16, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

If someone wants to add the proper phonetics in place of my spelled attempt please feel free. DJ Clayworth (talk) 17:24, 4 April 2008 (UTC)


Why is it "the American pronunciation"? "Bachman" is a name of German origin, and pronouncing it "Back" may be "Canadian", but it is not German. Nor is it "American". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.160.98.31 (talk) 03:17, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Of course you are right the name is probably of German origin, but like it or not it's now a Canadian name also and has got a different pronunciation. It's not the only European name that has been screwed up after crossing the Atlantic. But it's simply something we have to accept! Narking (talk) 17:09, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

I added a reference to the Wikipedia article on Canadian raising. Hopefully this will make it easier for Canadians to understand why almost no one outside of Canada pronounces the name as preferred by the Bachman family. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.160.96.193 (talk) 20:48, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

That makes no sense. Canadian raising applies to diphthongs, which the vowel in "Bachman" is not. It is a vowel shift of some sort, but it is not Canadian raising. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.51.88.36 (talk) 04:12, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

I will change the "Canadian raising" reference to "Canadian shift", since this term more often is applied to single vowels than diphthongs. There are several different kinds of vowel shifts described in both articles. There is some disagreement on exactly what the terms mean. Varieties of the pattern can sometimes be found outside Canada, so this is intended to be a rather loosely defined term. "Canadian shift" is still the best way to explain why there is a pronunciation of the Bachman name that is, for the most part, unique to Canada. --216.160.93.32 (talk) 09:54, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Original Research Claims[edit]

This article now has EIGHT references. Can we lose the "Original Research" banner at the top? Howenstein115 (talk) 17:57, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Albums[edit]

I separated the studio albums, live albums, and compilation albums from each other. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.53.106.205 (talk) 21:47, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

I added a column to the studio albums table, though really all the tables need it too, that shows what band name the album was released under. In essence, any line-up without Randy B was called "BTO", not Bachman–Turner Overdrive. This confusion is why Amazon have got completely screwed up in naming the band!

I also fixed the title of the 1984 album. My original vinyl states it is called BTO by Bachman–Turner Overdrive on the label. Reszerve (talk) 01:00, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

En dash in name?[edit]

This might be a completely trivial point, but should there be an en dash (BachmanTurner Overdrive) rather than a hyphen (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) in this band's name, since it links two names a là Bose–Einstein condensate? (in this case, it links the Bachmans (Randy, Tim, and Robbie) with Fred Turner) It seems like it would comply with WP:ENDASH to me. Xnux the Echidna 00:12, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was move. Jafeluv (talk) 15:51, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


Bachman-Turner OverdriveBachman–Turner Overdrive — As per the above section, this article should have an en dash in the name as per WP:ENDASH (like Bose–Einstein condensate). The name of this band links the Bachmans (Randy, Tim, and Robbie) with Fred Turner. Xnux the Echidna 19:15, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

uk hits[edit]

i know yasny was a uk hit but did they have any other hit singles in uk and how did there albums sell 92.0.250.250 (talk) 14:17, 15 September 2009 (UTC) andy 15 9 2009 92.0.250.250 (talk) 14:17, 15 September 2009 (UTC)