Trooper

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Trooper was a good band. Probably their most well known songs are "Two For the Show," "We're Here For a Good Time," "Raise a Little Hell," "The Boys In the Bright White Sports Car" and "Oh, Pretty Lady."

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 17:49pm


TROOPER

01. Boys In The Bright White Sports Car
02. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
03. General Hand Grenade
04. Two For The Show
05. Ready
06. Santa Maria
07. We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
08. Oh Pretty Lady
09. (It's Been A) Long Time
10. Round Round We Go
11. Moment That It Takes
12. Raise A Little Hell
13. 3 Dressed Up As A 9
14. Boy With A Beat

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.3.09 @ 13:15pm


http://www.trooper.com/

TROOPER (1975-1991)

01. Ra McGuire vocals, harp
02. Brian Smith guitar, background vocals
03. Frank Ludwig keyboards, background vocals
04. Tommy Stewart drums, background vocals
05. Harry Kalensky bass guitar, chimes
06. Doni Underhill - bass guitar

Ra McGuire and Brian Smith wrote all of the bands songs. Trooper still has not been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame or Canada's Walk of Fame. McGuire and Smith are not in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame either. Trooper produced 9 studio albums and 2 greatest hits albums.

ALBUMS

01. 1975 Trooper
02. 1976 Two For The Show
03. 1977 Knock 'Em Dead Kid
04. 1978 Thick as Thieves
05. 1979 Hot Shots
06. 1979 Flying Colors
07. 1980 Untitled
08. 1982 Money Talks
09. 1989 The Last of the Gypsies
10. 1991 Ten
11. 2010 Hits From 10 Albums

Ra McGuire and Brian Smith still tour as Trooper with Gogo on piano, Scott Brown on guitar, and Clayton Hill on drums. No albums produced with those members.

Other past replacement members:

Rob Deans (keyboards)
Marc LaFrance (drums)
Ronnie Baran (drums)
John Dryden (bass)
Richard Sera (keyboards)
Aaron Anderson (drums)
Blaine Smith (keyboards)
Larry Church (bass)
Mike Schmidt (drums)
John Stoltz (drums)
Tony Ferraro (drums)
Timothy B. Hewitt (bass)
Lance Chalmers (drums)
Frankie Baker (drums)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.21.12 @ 21:54pm


TROOPER

01. Ra McGuire vocals, harp
02. Brian Smith guitar, background vocals
03. Frank Ludwig keyboards, background vocals
04. Tommy Stewart drums, background vocals
05. Harry Kalensky bass guitar, chimes
06. Doni Underhill - bass guitar
07. Scott Brown - guitar
08. Clayton Hill - drums
09. Gogo - piano

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 06:10am


Trooper is the absolute best party band in Canada and they really know how to have fun with their fans. Seeing them play live is like no other. For too many years they have been over looked, under rated, and under appreciated by the people responsible for inducting them into the hall of fame. The fans know that they are long over due in being there. Just wish that the fans had more pull in getting them this well deserved honour. Unfortunately we vote, nominate and sign petitions, but it is still up to the committee to open their eyes and make this happen!

I will forever and always vote Trooper as #1!!! They deserve all the recognition they have gotten, and deserve even more. A star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, Induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and of course, Ra and Smitty deserve to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well.

Lets work hard to make this happen!!!

Posted by Lisa Haas on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 12:18pm


wow Lisa
I have never heard of them .. Thanks ...I will listen to them soon !
Thanks again have a good day

Posted by Happy on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 19:41pm


TROOPER

Lyrics by Ra McGuire, and Music by Brian Smith, except as noted:

Songs written by Ra McGuire

01. Two For The Show
02. Thin White Line

Songs written by Ra McGuire and Brian Smith

01. I'm In Trouble Again
02. General Hand Grenade
03. Eddy Takes It Easy
04. Roller Rink
05. Baby Woncha Please Come Home
06. Love Of My Life
07. Don't Stop Now
08. Gypsy Wheeler
09. Santa Maria
10. The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car
11. Ready
12. Whatcha Gonna Do About Me
13. I Miss You Already
14. What's Gonna Happen Now
15. Knock 'Em Dead, Kid
16. Most of the Country
17. We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
18. Oh, Pretty Lady
19. ( It's Been A ) Long Time
20. Live From the Moon
21. No Fun Being Alone
22. Drivin' Crazy
23. Roll With It
24. Say Goodnight
25. One Good Reason
26. Gambler
27. Raise A Little Hell
28. 3 Dressed Up As A 9
29. Go Ahead And Sue Me
30. She's So Sweet
31. Janine
32. Good Clean Fun
33. Drive Away
34. Don't Feel Like Dancin'
35. If I Never See Your Face Again
36. Are You Still My Baby
37. Real Canadians
38. Legend
39. Dump That Creep
40. Laura
41. I Don't Wanna Be Here
42. Volunteer Victims
43. Money Talks
44. Only A Fool
45. This Must Be The Place
46. Lookin' For Trouble
47. Ready For The Nite
48. Everything You Want
49. Could've Been Me
50. Any Minute Now
51. It Comes And It Goes
52. Dig A Little Deeper
53. Workin' Like A Dog
54. The Girl Don't Know
55. The Real World
56. Don't Like Bein' Told What To Do
57. Boy With A Beat
58. The Best Way (To Hold A Man)
59. $ 100,000.00
60. Ain't Gonna Swallow My Pride
61. The Last Of The Gypsies
62. The American Dream
63. Too Much,Too Easy
64. Simple Thing
65. Kids In Love
66. What Day Is This
67. Don't Let Nothin' Bring You Down
68. True Love
69. Fight For Freedom
70. Stop Thinkin'
71. What The Hell's Goin' On?

Songs written by Frank Ludwig

01. Waitin' On Your Love
02. Round, Round We Go
03. Back To You

Lyrics By: Ra McGuire,
Music By: Brian Smith and Harry Kalensky

01. All Of The Time

Lyrics By: Tommy Stewart,
Music By: Brian Smith

01. Loretta

Lyrics By: Ra McGuire,
Music By: Brian Smith and Frank Ludwig

01. You Look So Good

Lyrics By: Ra McGuire and Doni Underhill
Music By: Doni Underhill

01. Cold, Cold Toronto

Lyrics By: Tommy Stewart and Doni Underhill,
Music By: Tommy Stewart and Doni Underhill

01. Moment That It Takes

Lyrics By: Frank Ludwig, Tommy Stewart, and Doni Underhill,
Music By: Frank Ludwig, Tommy Stewart, and Doni Underhill

01. Quiet Desperation
02. Mr. Big

Lyrics By: Ray Davies,
Music By: Ray Davies

01. All Day And All Of The Night (Remake of The Kinks song)

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 06.10.12 @ 21:55pm


TROOPER

01. Ra McGuire vocals, harp
02. Brian Smith guitar, background vocals
03. Frank Ludwig keyboards, background vocals
04. Tommy Stewart drums, background vocals
05. Harry Kalensky bass guitar, chimes
06. Doni Underhill - bass guitar

SONGS WRITTEN OR CO-WRITTEN BY RA McGUIRE

01. I'm In Trouble Again
02. General Hand Grenade
03. All Of The Time
04. Eddy Takes It Easy
05. Roller Rink
06. Baby Woncha Please Come Home
07. Love Of My Life
08. Don't Stop Now
09. Two For The Show
10. Gypsy Wheeler
11. Santa Maria
12. The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car
13. Ready
14. Whatcha Gonna Do About Me
15. I Miss You Already
16. What's Gonna Happen Now
17. Knock 'Em Dead, Kid
18. Most of the Country
19. You Look So Good
20. We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
21. Oh, Pretty Lady
22. Cold, Cold Toronto
23. ( It's Been A ) Long Time
24. Live From the Moon
25. No Fun Being Alone
26. Drivin' Crazy
27. Roll With It
28. Say Goodnight
29. One Good Reason
30. Gambler
31. Raise A Little Hell
32. 3 Dressed Up As A 9
33. Go Ahead And Sue Me
34. She's So Sweet
35. Janine
36. Good Clean Fun
37. Drive Away
38. Don't Feel Like Dancin'
39. If I Never See Your Face Again
40. Are You Still My Baby
41. Real Canadians
42. Legend
43. Dump That Creep
44. Laura
45. I Don't Wanna Be Here
46. Volunteer Victims
47. Money Talks
48. Only A Fool
49. This Must Be The Place
50. Lookin' For Trouble
51. Ready For The Nite
52. Everything You Want
53. Could've Been Me
54. Any Minute Now
55. It Comes And It Goes
56. Dig A Little Deeper
57. Workin' Like A Dog
58. Thin White Line
59. The Girl Don't Know
60. The Real World
61. Don't Like Bein' Told What To Do
62. Boy With A Beat
63. The Best Way (To Hold A Man)
64. $ 100,000.00
65. Ain't Gonna Swallow My Pride
66. The Last Of The Gypsies
67. The American Dream
68. Too Much,Too Easy
69. Simple Thing
70. Kids In Love
71. What Day Is This
72. Don't Let Nothin' Bring You Down
73. True Love
74. Fight For Freedom
75. Stop Thinkin'
76. What The Hell's Goin' On?

SONGS WRITTEN OR CO-WRITTEN BY BRIAN SMITH

01. I'm In Trouble Again
02. General Hand Grenade
03. All Of The Time
04. Eddy Takes It Easy
05. Roller Rink
06. Baby Woncha Please Come Home
07. Love Of My Life
08. Don't Stop Now
09. Gypsy Wheeler
10. Santa Maria
11. Loretta
12. The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car
13. Ready
14. Whatcha Gonna Do About Me
15. I Miss You Already
16. What's Gonna Happen Now
17. Knock 'Em Dead, Kid
18. Most of the Country
19. You Look So Good
20. We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
21. Oh, Pretty Lady
22. ( It's Been A ) Long Time
23. Live From the Moon
24. No Fun Being Alone
25. Drivin' Crazy
26. Roll With It
27. Say Goodnight
28. One Good Reason
29. Gambler
30. Raise A Little Hell
31. 3 Dressed Up As A 9
32. Go Ahead And Sue Me
33. She's So Sweet
34. Janine
35. Good Clean Fun
36. Drive Away
37. Don't Feel Like Dancin'
38. If I Never See Your Face Again
39. Are You Still My Baby
40. Real Canadians
41. Legend
42. Dump That Creep
43. Laura
44. I Don't Wanna Be Here
45. Volunteer Victims
46. Money Talks
47. Only A Fool
48. This Must Be The Place
49. Lookin' For Trouble
50. Ready For The Nite
51. Everything You Want
52. Could've Been Me
53. Any Minute Now
54. It Comes And It Goes
55. Dig A Little Deeper
56. Workin' Like A Dog
57. The Girl Don't Know
58. The Real World
59. Don't Like Bein' Told What To Do
60. Boy With A Beat
61. The Best Way (To Hold A Man)
62. $ 100,000.00
63. Ain't Gonna Swallow My Pride
64. The Last Of The Gypsies
65. The American Dream
66. Too Much,Too Easy
67. Simple Thing
68. Kids In Love
69. What Day Is This
70. Don't Let Nothin' Bring You Down
71. True Love
72. Fight For Freedom
73. Stop Thinkin'
74. What The Hell's Goin' On?

SONGS WRITTEN OR CO-WRITTEN BY FRANK LUDWIG

01. Waitin' On Your Love
02. You Look So Good
03. Round, Round We Go
04. Quiet Desperation
05. Mr. Big
06. Back To You

SONGS CO-WRITTEN BY TOMMY STEWART

01. Loretta
02. Moment That It Takes
03. Quiet Desperation
04. Mr. Big

SONGS CO-WRITTEN BY DONI UNDERHILL

01. Cold, Cold Toronto
02. Moment That It Takes
03. Quiet Desperation
04. Mr. Big

SONGS CO-WRITTEN BY HARRY KALENSKY

01. All Of The Time

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 06.10.12 @ 22:49pm


TROOPER

01. Ra McGuire (1975-Present; vocals, harp)
02. Brian Smith (1975-Present; guitar, vocals)
03. Frank Ludwig (1975-1989; keyboards, vocals)
04. Tommy Stewart (1975-1980; drums, vocals)
05. Harry Kalensky (1975-1976; bass guitar, chimes)
06. Doni Underhill (1977-1980; bass guitar)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 06.18.12 @ 06:47am


Trooper recorded their self-titled first album in three days and then had to scrap it and re-record it in three days because of an incorrectly aligned azimuth.

The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car fails completely to follow the accepted "hit formula" guidelines (the same guidelines they were sometimes accused of following).

Three Dressed Up As A Nine is meant to be about pretending to be something you're not, but it's still a snotty lyric.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 06.18.12 @ 07:03am


TROOPER

01. Ra McGuire (1975-Present; vocals, harp)
02. Brian Smith (1975-Present; guitar, vocals)
03. Tommy Stewart (1975-1980; drums, vocals)
04. Harry Kalensky (1975-1976; bass guitar, chimes)
05. Frank Ludwig (1976-1989; keyboards, vocals)
06. Doni Underhill (1977-1980; bass guitar)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 06.18.12 @ 07:05am


Still not in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, or Canada's Walk of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.19.13 @ 20:07pm


It is very disturbing that Trooper continue to be over shadowed, over looked and just plain ignored to be given a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame or the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. I totally agree that the fans know that they are long over due for these honours, and yet it seems our hands are tied. Every year, with high hopes, I share the petition, share the nomination forms and still are let down. 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the band and I think that would make a great year to see one of these things happen. Together the fans can't give up, we need to stand our ground, be vigilante and show those in power, that we will not go away quietly and that we are all willing to fight to see this through.

There are less that 2 weeks left in the campaign to nominate for the Walk of Fame. If you haven't submitted your vote for Trooper yet, please go here and do so now:

http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/nominate

There is also a petition page that has been set up to help get them inducted into the Hall of Fame. Take a moment of your time and sign it, share it via Twitter and Facebook...rally together to get as many people on board to sign and share.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/820/488/273/induct-trooper-into-the-canadian-music-hall-of-fame/

The boys of Trooper are more than deserving to be given these honours and I will personally not rest until I see this happen.

Here below is what I have written for a reason for them to receive their long over due honours and I encourage everyone to spread the word and do the same. The fans have to band together and let their voice be heard...together we can be strong and can't be ignored forever!!!

I am putting in my nomination for Trooper to finally get their star on the Canadian Walk of Fame. For over 38 years, Trooper has been an instrumental part of the Canadian music scene. Through the many changes the band has seen, they still remain to be true to Canada and their fans. Without feeling the need to sign with a US label in order to see their career grow, they have become Canada's biggest party band. They are true Canadians, and tour from coast to coast, selling out shows all over the place. Playing venues, festivals and fairs in every province, you will find astronomical numbers in attendance to this very day. They have such an energy on stage, and know how to connect with their fans. They appreciate each and everyone that is there to see their show and they let you know it.

With 13 top 40 singles, 5 Platinum albums and a Juno award for Best Group in 1980, they have proven that they are a great Canadian band. They have the first Canadian album to go 4X Platinum in Canada with Hot Shots (1979), that is still a hit with fans to this day. Ra McGuire and Brian (Smitty) Smith have written a great many songs together that have won SOCAN awards. This shows that they are great musicians, singers, and songwriters. The honour of receiving their star on the Walk of Fame is long over due.

Being deemed Canada's Biggest Party Band and having the unofficial Canadian anthem, with Raise a Little Hell, the band have helped to pave the way for so many Canadian musicians and yet they still have been overlooked in the past to have the honour of a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame or an induction into the Canadian Hall of Fame. It is about time that the people of this country realize that we have a very strong and diverse history in the music industry and some bands are responsible for breaking barriers for new and upcoming artists.

Their music has touched many lives over the years and have given such inspiration to people of all ages. They show compassion and a love to so many and have a vast love and appreciation for this country. They share their music, their time and always have so much kindness to all that they meet. You don't get any more down to earth than the boys of Trooper. Their social conscience and kindness is unmatched.

Trooper's longevity and personal connection with their fans, on and off the concert scene is one that truly deserves a sense of recognition in an honourable place. Their star on the Canadian Walk of Fame is long over due and I think it is about time that Canada honours them with a star and induction into the Hall of Fame, as they are as 'true' Canadian as you can get. They continue to do what they love, sell out shows, and have, through all these years, stayed true to Canada. Now it is time for Canada to be true to them.


Posted by Lisa on Thursday, 04.17.14 @ 11:03am


Trooper: important in Canada.... and absolutely nowhere else.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 04.18.14 @ 11:16am


the fact that there all still alive and well confuses me as to why they don"t do what all us fans
and all of Canada wants and needs is to get them {all the original boys} back togeather,write more
greatest hits,we know they can,blow us away with the
right to see them preform alive and well,Canadas best band,the north american Beatles.It:s time to
give us back the pride of trooper with,miguire,smitty.underhill,ludwig,and last but not forgotten,stewart.Do the right thing,please,
get back togeather.


Posted by K.T. Mac on Wednesday, 08.19.15 @ 06:34am


TROOPER ALBUMS

01. 1975: Trooper
02. 1976: Two For The Show
03. 1977: Knock 'Em Dead Kid
04. 1978: Thick As Thieves
05. 1979: Hot Shots
06. 1979: Flying Colors
07. 1980: Trooper
08. 1982: Money Talks
09. 1989: The Last Of The Gypsies
10. 1991: Ten
11. 2008: The Best Of Trooper: Green Series
12. 2010: Hits From 10 Albums

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.23.16 @ 17:34pm


TROOPER ALBUMS

01. 1975: Trooper (Producer: Randy Bachman)
02. 1976: Two For The Show (Producer: Randy Bachman)
03. 1977: Knock 'Em Dead Kid (Producer: Randy Bachman)
04. 1978: Thick As Thieves (Producer: Randy Bachman)
05. 1979: Hot Shots (Producer: Randy Bachman)
06. 1979: Flying Colors (Producer: Howard Steele)
07. 1980: Trooper (Producer: Trooper)
08. 1982: Money Talks (Producer: Mike Flicker)
09. 1989: The Last Of The Gypsies (Producers: Ra McGuire and Brian Smith)
10. 1991: Ten (Producers: Ra McGuire and Brian Smith)
11. 2008: The Best Of Trooper: Green Series
12. 2010: Hits From 10 Albums

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.23.16 @ 17:57pm


TROOPER ALBUMS

01. 1975: Trooper
02. 1976: Two For The Show
03. 1977: Knock 'Em Dead Kid
04. 1978: Thick As Thieves
05. 1979: Hot Shots
06. 1979: Flying Colors
07. 1980: Trooper
08. 1982: Money Talks
09. 1989: The Last Of The Gypsies
10. 1991: Ten
11. 2008: The Best Of Trooper
12. 2010: Hits From 10 Albums

TROOPER ALBUMS

01. 1975: Trooper (Producer: Randy Bachman)
02. 1976: Two For The Show (Producer: Randy Bachman)
03. 1977: Knock 'Em Dead Kid (Producer: Randy Bachman)
04. 1978: Thick As Thieves (Producer: Randy Bachman)
05. 1979: Hot Shots (Producer: Randy Bachman)
06. 1979: Flying Colors (Producer: Howard Steele)
07. 1980: Trooper (Producer: Trooper)
08. 1982: Money Talks (Producer: Mike Flicker)
09. 1989: The Last Of The Gypsies (Producers: Ra McGuire and Brian Smith)
10. 1991: Ten (Producers: Ra McGuire and Brian Smith)
11. 2008: The Best Of Trooper
12. 2010: Hits From 10 Albums

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.25.16 @ 06:54am


TROOPER

01. Ra McGuire (1975-Present; vocals, harp)
02. Brian Smith (1975-Present; guitar, vocals)
03. Tommy Stewart (1975-1980; drums, vocals)
04. Harry Kalensky (1975-1976; bass guitar, chimes)
05. Frank Ludwig (1976-1979; keyboards, vocals)
06. Doni Underhill (1977-1980; bass guitar)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 05.28.16 @ 09:06am


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