Triumph- Allied Forces- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Not unlike Toronto’s Rush and Vancouver-based Seattle exiles Heart who preceded them, Triumph’s Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine couldn’t get arrested outside their native Toronto while waiting for a U.S. record label to swoop down like some great speckled bird and sign them. So these three intrepid rockers proceeded to question rock’s conventional wisdom and just do it. If you’ve ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview which includes the early days of the Triumph 1979 breakthrough Just a Game  with the songs “Hold On” and “Lay It on the Line”, plus the even bigger seller Allied Forces  with “Magic Power” and “Fight the Good Fight” released  in 1981 .- Redbeard