- On a Cold Road
(Dave's book title) was originally a title Dave had
envisioned for Double Live.
- The bit at the end of
"Ditch Pigs" was originally "I'll have an
egg salad sandwich and a chocolate milk!"
- MIDI Rheos: Rusty's a MIDI
geek and here's an instrumental version of his band The
Mnemonic Devices's cover of "Take Me In Your
Hand" (play it). The real version (which sounds less
MIDI-ish, to be sure) is found on the album I Don't
Remember and features vocals by Rusty and Debi (buy it).
- The origin of the name
Rheostatics: Dave and Tim were looking through
their Physics book at Kipling Collegiate Institute (grade
eleven) and they confused rheostatic with a rheostat,
which is used in dimmer switches. (They were going
to be called the New Originals.)
- The Rheostatics used to be
called the Trans-Canadian Soul Patrol and had a horn
- Kevin Taylor, American
Rheostatics fan, owns a business which sells and promotes
health and nutritional products called Introducing
- There's a site called Happening Fish, which refers to the Rheostatics.
- Liner notes from the
"Sweet, Rich, Beautiful, and Mine" 7"
liner notes: "Rich, Beautiful, and Mine was
originally written by Mrs, Torrance and recorded for the
album I'm the Bird in January 1996. The
Rheostatics started playing a version of this song, using
the chrous but adding thier own completely
different verses. They named this version "Sweet,
Rich, Beautiful, and Mine."
- The front graphic, the
cartoon of the Rheostatics, was drawn by Nicki Lapointe
specifically for this page.
Copyright (c) Dec 1997 - Dec
2004 by The
USA Rheostatics Page