The brooding classic rock
staple Lunatic Fringe
was the first track on Red Rider
's 1981 album As Far As Siam
. In 1984, the song was featured on the weekly television series Miami Vice
in episode 15 Smugglers Blues
and the song was quickly propelled up the music charts. The song stayed number one on the Billboard Top 40
for six weeks and the album went platinum
in near record time. Later in 1985, the film Vision Quest
also featured this haunting song as a climatic theme and the song was re-released on the soundtrack album. Unfortunately for Red Rider, they never found much success in the United States after this song and the group became a one hit wonder
The performers from Red Rider included:
Rob Baker: Drums, Harmonica
Peter Boynton: Piano
, Synthesizers, Organ, Vocals.
: Lead Vocals, Rhythm, Guitar
Ken Greer: Electric, Steel, and Six String Guitars, Piano, Organ
Jeff Jones: Bass Guitar
, Background Vocals.
s were provided by Peter Wolf.
I know you're out there
You're in hiding
©1981 Tom Cochrane