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Tom Cochrane- Lunatic Fringe- Dallas 1992

From its release in 1979 on the Red Rider album As Far as Siam, “Lunatic Fringe ” was always a popular song on North American rock radio. However, in a post-9/11 world, Tom Cochrane’s lyrics  about extremism, intolerance, gun violence, and terrorism, from without and within, are now even more chilling. This performance is from my 1992 Q102 radio show  in a Dallas Mexican restaurant, no stage, no proper monitors, no lights, just feedback from the radio and Tom Cochrane and guitarist Peter Mueller hittin’ it and gittin’ it. Incredible fire and passion, about as fundamental as rock gets.- Redbeard