1981 Red Rider – As Far as Siam

As Far as Siam is the second studio album by the Canadian rock band Red Rider. The album was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and released by Capitol Records on June 30, 1981.

The album reached #65 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart in 1981. The single “What Have You Got to do (To Get Off Tonight)” peaked at #16 on the Canadian charts.


1  Lunatic Fringe (Tom Cochrane) 4:21
2  Cowboys in Hong Kong (As Far as Siam) (Tom Cochrane, Rob Baker, Ken Greer) 4:08
3  Only Game in Town (Tom Cochrane) 3:19
4  Thru the Curtain (Tom Cochrane, Rob Baker, Peter Boynton, Ken Greer, Jeff Jones) 3:20
5  What Have You Got To Do (To Get off Tonight) (Tom Cochrane) 3:23
6  Ships (Tom Cochrane) 4:37
7  Caught in the Middle (Tom Cochrane) 4:25
8  Don\’t Let Go of Me (Tom Cochrane) 3:57
9  Laughing Man (Tom Cochrane, Jeff Jones) 3:38



BassJeff R Jones
DrumsRob Baker
GuitarKen Greer
GuitarTom Cochrane
Steel GuitarKen Greer
OrganPeter Boynton
OrganKen Greer
PianoPeter Boynton
PianoKen Greer
SynthesizerPeter Boynton
Background VocalsJeff R Jones
VocalsPeter Boynton

Other Musicians

1 Lunatic Fringe

SynthesizerPeter Wolf
HarmonicaRob Baker

3 Only Game in Town

Acoustic GuitarGeorge Doering
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
KeyboardsJai Winding
Background VocalsAndrew Gold
Background VocalsBrock Walsh
Background VocalsKenny Edwards

6 Ships

Acoustic GuitarGeorge Doering
KeyboardsJai Winding
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
Background VocalsCleopatra Kennedy
Background VocalsPaulette Brown
Background VocalsVenetta Fields

8 Don\’t Let Go of Me

Acoustic GuitarGeorge Doering
SynthesizerPeter Wolf
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsStan Farber

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Landis (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Producer – Michael James Jackson (Tracks 5, 8)
Coordinator (Production) – Ruth Burghardt
Engineer – Fraser Hill, Jim Nipar, Karen Siegel, Michael Verdick, Mike Jones, Richard McKernan
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – Joe Chiccarelli
Recorded By – Joe Chiccarelli

Artwork – Bart Schoales
Design Concept – Bart Schoales, Craig Tandy
Lacquer Cut By – Wally Traugott
Photography By (Back Cover) – Craig Tandy, Ian Campbell

Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Location Recording Service
Recorded At – Eastern Sound
Mixed At – The Village Recorder
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Published By – Rumphyboobah Publishing