It’s Friday so here’s something you’ll want to watch from start to finish. This episode of the Pepsi Power Hour on MuchMusic should be considered a “Holy Grail” find for fans of Triumph. Foreshadows of Triumph’s impending breakup can be sensed in this excellent interview, coupled with a performance of “Let the Light (Shine On Me)” and a guitar duel with protégé Sil Simone! All on live, national television.
Rik was always comfortable in the Much studios and gave great interviews. (I have at least two more on tape.) He is one of the world’s premier guitarists, as you will hear in the guitar duel! Rik also performs Triumph’s “Let the Light (Shine On Me)” acoustically. (Listen for that one bum note! Live television, people.)
Topics discussed include going solo (seriously!), guitar, heavy metal, Whitesnake, Steve Vai, and more.
Believe me when I say you won’t regret watching this whole interview/performance. Special mention must go to Erica Ehm, a charismatic host who had great rapport with Rik.