Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Artist: Copyright, Album: The Hidden World, Song: Rock Machine

"You can be what you wanted to be and leave the way you've been behind.  What you wanted to see was always there but you were blind and I know you'll agree that it gives you just a little bit of style.  But it don't come for free so give the man a smile.  Let the dope take control of your soul.  Let the rock machine roll."  Copyright were a rock band from Vancouver.  They were Tom Anselmi, Christian Thorvaldson, Eric Marxsen and Pete Bourne.  Tom and Christian were in a punk band known as Slow before this band.  Slow released some unbelievable music that has been overshadowed by an incident at Expo 86 which touched off riots at one of their shows.  The band broke up and in 1991, Copyright or © (Circle C) as they were first known, released their debut album.  It featured guests, Talmage Bachman and Toumani Diabate.  The album sold poorly and they wouldn't release their next album until 1996 with BMG.  The Hidden World was their final release in 2001.  One thing about Copyright was that their sound was constantly changing.  The albums were different and The Hidden World might be described as their heaviest album of the three.  The song, Rock Machine, typifies this heavy sound.  It's a dark rocker about addiction.  Today, Tom Anselmi is involved in a project known as MIRROR, a multi media production that combines music with theatrical and video production.  You can follow him at  Copyright's discography is a difficult find today.  At the time of this blog, there were copies of The Hidden World trading on Amazon between $1 and $40.  You can hear the song, Rock Machine, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!