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il 23/03/2006 to 18:37

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il 01/04/2006 to 23:43

I am a huge Troyka fan - having heard only the album (is that all there is? If there were more stuff available, I'd be sure to buy it!). I picked up the LP last year purely on the basis of a great looking cover and intriguing song titles - it was an Australian pressing, by the way - but have not been able to find out anything more about the band beyond some internet bits and pieces that I suspect weren't even based on research, just extrapolation from the very limited information on the record sleeve. So I'm very glad there's a site here and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes up.
il 27/04/2006 to 18:58

il 22/05/2006 to 16:42

Took me forever to find this album, but it was well worth the wait. Glad to see you have a website.

Rob and Ron, you guys are dude.

Next time you're in Edmonton, let's find some records.

- Aaron Levin:D
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il 30/06/2006 to 08:39

Hey Rob!

Greetings from a long ago student of yours. I still recall lessons with you at the Clarence Ploof Guitar Center in Edmonton many moons ago. Me and a buddy did an interview with Troyka for our highschool paper down in the basement at Round Sound.
I had the pleasure of running into Ron at a Steve Palmer gig in Edmonton a few years ago and we actually watched the Grey cup game together the next day. Many fond rembrances. Holger Peterson (ex-Spiny Norman's Whoopee Bandmate..lololo) told me you were on the Island and teaching and still playing which was great to know. I remember the Volkswagon Beetle convertible you used to have and it's cool to see a pic of your Gibson guitar I remember so well. Ron burned me a CD of the Troyka album and I marvel at how well that groove you guys put down holds up to this day. Anyway I am just happy to have the opportunity to say Hi! and let you know that I am also still pickin' after all these years. I relocated to the Southern U.S. a few years ago and I still play every day. Gone are the dreams of playing in big time Rock bands, but I play in church 3 times a week and what ever other opportunities present themselves. I would like you to know that your lessons were a major influence and set a high standard for what was good and what wasn't which I carry on to this day. You look great in the picture with Kim Simmonds and I wish you much happiness and great guitar playing into the future.
il 30/06/2006 to 18:48

I've been a Troyka fan since my teens (early 70s) after buying the album in a delete bin; the album cover was cool. It's a pitty there weren't more recordings to follow.

I got rid of all my vinyl a few months ago except for about 5 albums and Troyka was definitely one that I kept!

Love the old photos and info. Keep 'em coming.
il 30/08/2006 to 06:24

I guess your music was really unique because it has popped into my mind from time to time over the years. Long ago I was in the army and bought your album at the PX as I recall. It was around 1970-71. Unfortunately, I sold all my music a few years later to get some fast cash and never heard any of your songs again until surfing the web and finding your site here. Thanks for the memories.
il 18/11/2006 to 19:08

Congradulations! Great website and great music. Keep us posted on any upcoming events!
il 21/12/2006 to 17:17

Hello, very nice site!
il 28/12/2006 to 17:06

Hey fellas

Nice to see the group immortalized in cyerspace!


Paul Wainwright
il 30/01/2007 to 07:45

leuk gevonden te hebben! Ik draai die lp nog weleens.
il 06/02/2007 to 01:53

Very nice music which I'm listening right now, TROYKA!

Best r

il 07/02/2007 to 11:59

I see that the album has been reissued in Europe on CD and LP. Is this legit or a bootleg?

il 13/02/2007 to 23:44


My name is Blue...I've been trying to find

some songs from my childhood to give to my brother...

Long story short...We loved listening to your music in the early 70' father happened upon an album of yours and gave it to us...we listened to it over and over

We especially liked...Rub a dub dub

I haven't been able to find your stuff anywhere...especially the songs with words...Rub a dub dub in particular

Our house burned in 1979 and we lost everything one of the albums was


get back to me and let me know if you have that song available

have a really good one!!!
il 19/03/2007 to 22:39

il 21/04/2007 to 04:22

Great !!!!!
il 21/04/2007 to 08:04

Hi guys, really nice site. You have a fan here in Italy too... please x members of the band get back to me privately at as hopefully (if Warner decides to licence and if a new official reissue label takes shape) there could be a new-legit reissue (w/royalties paid to the band) of the album on the way so I'd need your feedback, support, knowledge of available memorabilia and unreleased material et al.................I'll explain you privately!

Filippo Rostoni - Italy

From Troyka:
Filippo...The above email address doesnt work. Could you please send it to us privately by going to this page:
il 21/04/2007 to 13:45

Hello Mike , Rob ,Rumor, i remenber bought your lp in spring -summer 70 ( same day with 1st Stooges !!) , it 'is always after 36 years in my top "desert island " . Did you go recording again one day???? ( like all " old heroes " always in activity !! Blue Cheer /l.Stephens /Poobah-j Gustavson/ George Brigman/Glass Harp-Ph. Keaggy / Billy Janet/Clear Blue Sky & cie ) or for fans put on sell old unreleased / live , ect.. material ; all the all the best for you & yours , Jean-Pierre
you & yours
il 02/05/2007 to 07:31

Cool site! Can't wait until there's more info!
I have been a fan of this LP since the dawn of it's creation.

il 07/06/2007 to 21:38

We like the website - it's cool.
il 20/06/2007 to 03:17

I was lucky to have experienced Troyka, with Savoy Brown and Family, at the East Town, in Detroit.
I purchased the album when it was first released. Heard it originally on WABX. Unfortunately, the album was a part of my record collection lost in a divorce.
Thrilled to know that it is available, again. I plan to procure a copy, ASAP.
il 20/06/2007 to 22:57

Are you kidding me? Troyka. God, we spent hours listening to that album. Troyka became such an inspiration for the hundreds of young aspiring Edmonton musicians. We were so proud of them.
Glad to see they're on the web.
il 31/07/2007 to 12:27

I was an old guitar student of Rob's in the 60's at the Clarence Ploof Guitar Centre in Edmonton. I'm as impressed by Rob's playing then as I am now.

Hopefully some of your teaching rubbed off Rob!!

Still playing myself after all these years..check it out Rob!!

Thx for the great tunes Troyka !!

Rob Enns
il 13/08/2007 to 11:44

Wow. Amazing to come across your website. Has brought back a lot of good memories of the shows in Edmonton, AB. How can I get a copy of the old album - or a CD would even be better.
il 15/08/2007 to 21:51

Nice Nice ;)
il 29/10/2007 to 08:19

Keep on truckin!
il 11/12/2007 to 21:03

It is wonderful to see this guestbook. Troyka was one of the best bands from Edmonton, and I am old enough to remember how excited we were to hear them played on CKUA. I have listened to the album 100's of times over the years, and the spark of genius is there. Troyka was world class but never got the acknowledgement they deserved! All the best, guys.
il 22/12/2007 to 08:07

Hi Mr.Edwards
Nice site never thought i would see you
on a web site
il 22/12/2007 to 13:05

Great music from my youth when I lived in Montreal Thx Rob ... you da man
il 28/12/2007 to 11:28

Where is that sexy Bob Styrna..............
il 02/01/2008 to 07:56

Absolutely wonderful album ! I bought it on CD. A must have !
il 06/01/2008 to 18:58

I'm 56 now,,,,,, still enjoy the tunes!!!!
il 15/01/2008 to 14:43

I recently heard Troyka mentioned on CKUA in Edmonton which I listen to via Internet.

I searched and found this site, then went searching on eBay and voila! I found the Troyka album from 1970. It is a reprint done by a company in Italy and is excellent - extremely well done. I cannot find any info on the publisher, but the album is labeled: Eroe Progresivo EPLP 005

What a treat to be listening again to this excellent album as I write this.

il 25/01/2008 to 10:20

nice website !
il 05/02/2008 to 18:14

Hey Guys,
Congratulations on your great website. Keep the story coming!! :-) Hugs from visitor # 4700! - Baby Sis
il 22/02/2008 to 14:44

Recently discovered you guys, and am completely amazed at the sounds emitting from my speakers. This is awesome !!!

I've been on the hunt searching for Canadian psych & garage from this era to air on our radio program and am now looking forward to broadcasting your album on a regular basis. Check it out sometimes at 91.5fm on Friday nights 8-10.

Thanks RB
il 25/03/2008 to 03:48

WOW--just pulled out your LP. today and had a listen...FANTASTIC! Innovative, powerful, yet still finnessed...=awesome. Had to check you out on the net. Thanks for the music guys!
il 07/04/2008 to 15:07

I just heard the troyka album for the first time, and man was i pleased, how come this album was missing from my collection.
il 18/04/2008 to 23:48

hi Ron , Bob and Michael....i love listening to your music....its been a long time....sitting in m.-s basement listening to you guys practice... guys look so cool on the album you Anneke((*_*))
il 05/08/2008 to 18:26

genius and brutality, taste and power. TROYKA hits it dead nuts! extra strength bass guitar, perfect tempos and rawdawg guitar, with astonishing singing. thanks, TROYKA! you guys are all-time timelords!
il 25/10/2008 to 00:39

Went to see Steven Malkmus and the Jicks (ex-Pavement) here in Edmonton tonight, and he said, that though he didn't want to presume to educate the audience on its own culture, he wondered if they were aware that the band Troyka is from Edmonton. Obviously he's a fan. Even though I never did hear the album, I'll bet I was one of the few in the audience that remembered that album cover. I think a friend, who bought everything in his collection from delete bins, had a copy. I also saw it in record stores myself, but I don't think I ever bought it. I'll have to see if I can get a copy of the CD, even though Allmusic isn't particularly kind to it.
il 27/10/2008 to 00:44

Hi Guys,
How I got to your site is a rather convoluted journey that is best related at some other time than right now(it's 1:35 AM).
I must say it is rather suprising to find a real 'live' site for you on the net. After all, it has been close to 40 years since the first time I heard the 3 of you at the fieldhouse with Canned Heat. You played an impressive set, out of nowhere, as it was to me at the time.
Right, I can't let myself get started here or I'll never get away from this computer.
It's great to see and hear you again. Just another reason to get a new turntable and get out your record and enjoy it anew.
Talk again later,
Kerry Stenson
il 07/11/2008 to 15:15

Wow, a Troyka website! Can't believe it. I still have the vinyl and I'm actually listening to it right now as I write this. Is the album available on CD?
il 08/11/2008 to 07:07

Great site, great lp, it keeps popping up in dutch record stores, and is a favorite among the well-informed
il 17/11/2008 to 12:44

realy did enjoy your music back then,still enjoy it today. i still have your lp and listen to it once in a while . your style of music was ahead of it time. finding you on the web was a great surprise.
il 18/11/2008 to 16:17

Sounds great- very cool.
il 30/11/2008 to 18:28

I remember hearing Troyka at Edmonton's Kinsmen Field House. They opened (if I remember correctly) for Canned Heat! I'm glad I found this site! Good memories.
il 01/01/2009 to 03:39

hello from Istanbul
il 12/01/2009 to 11:24

Hello Mr.Bob S......just remembering all the greats times we had in Ontario with other bands and stuff.on the road and helping with equipment ,,,out just awesome sound you and troyka putout, thxs bro...
il 27/01/2009 to 21:22

Very interesting !
il 31/01/2009 to 05:56

This is one of my favourite albums...everyone should hear it, as it is quite mad and magical. probably the greatest album ever released by a band no-one has heard of.
il 13/02/2009 to 08:41


today i just listen the album for the first time

musiс is enjoyable

thank you

[and please pardon me for bad english]
il 25/02/2009 to 18:34

Hey ron this is great keep up the great music see you soon
il 29/05/2009 to 11:34

Hi Mr. Edwards! Awesome band!
il 29/05/2009 to 11:38

Hi Mr.Edwards,
HEHE i am in your class and I found your Troyka sight..LOL.bye
il 20/07/2009 to 08:23

Great Band! Just read the article in Ugly Things. Yet annother great Canadian band from the era that couldn't achieve the popularity they deserved. Canada seems to have a secret rock history that we never get to own. Thanks you for what you have done.
il 25/09/2009 to 06:20

Great show at the Eastown Theater in Detroit!!!!
il 30/09/2009 to 17:43

I like your music, I think it has pure roots.
I think that your studio in your basement really helped shape your sound. Back in the 80s that was not the norm. I liked what I heard on the site.

Blake S
il 12/10/2009 to 08:43

Loved it Rob, expecially all the old pics.
il 31/12/2009 to 22:19

Memories of my brother Bob Styrna and his days of this are forever etched in my mind.
il 22/02/2010 to 18:35

Hey Guys,

Really pleased to have found some information about you.....I've had your album for years and love it as does my family. Thanks for your music.
il 31/05/2010 to 10:22

I loved this record.
Is it available on CD?
il 17/07/2010 to 08:48

Beautiful memories from P/1970 album. Warm wishes...
il 09/10/2010 to 15:57

Thanks for the new sound.
il 05/11/2010 to 19:11

Hey Mike! :D
il 06/12/2010 to 17:45

Very interested in hearing the album. A fan of psychedelic/rock of this era I have never heard of you until today. Grew up in Edmonton, but unfortunately in Grade 1 when the album was released. Do you recall a band called Graham and the Wafers from around that time?....Cheers...
il 11/12/2010 to 15:08

Haha I found this reccord and i trip with it all the time man!
il 29/12/2010 to 21:20

A very long long time ago (around 1967) or so, I took guitar lessons from one of you guys at Clarence Ploofs. It was for only one year but a memorable one. Those were good days back then. I would have been 14 or so at the time. Played a few local bands back then till the early 70's. Great to hear the tunes are still flowing.
il 31/01/2011 to 14:16

I remember seeing Troyka open for Canned Heat at the Kinsmen Field House. The group made a big impression on me. After all these years, I still remember the band and that concert.
il 21/02/2011 to 11:22

I purchased the Troyka album back in 1970. My favorite cuts were "Berry Picking," "March of the Turkeys," and "Rollin' Down the Back Road." I especially liked the growls at the beginning of "Back Road," as well as the scream before its instrumental interlude. Truly inspired! I lost the album many years ago. Could someone post "Rollin' Down the Back Road" on youtube, please? Thanks from an early fan.
il 21/02/2011 to 11:26

Born and raised in Parkview (Edmonton) myself and my brothers would ride our bikes to Doc Richards house for the open rehearsals.
I thought I was seeing the Beatles! Loved it. Big black curtains, huge amps (Saturn?) kids all sitting wide eyed and cross legged on the floor.
Never forget those nights
il 07/04/2011 to 22:39

i was at the fieldhouse concert they were great i had the album lent it to a friend who had the misfortune of losing their house to a fire i wish i could find a copy as it was a very good album
il 27/04/2011 to 19:48

I love this stuff.
il 19/05/2011 to 03:27

Not even born at the time, but good music is forever. Thanks for the trip!
il 27/05/2011 to 19:29

Love it!
il 04/06/2011 to 07:57

Listening to this on my turntable many times thir week: Bahbahbah!lol Bought the album when in first came out. Same label as Woodstock Soundtrack. How cool was that! Wish you guys put out more.
il 27/07/2011 to 15:54

Have nice day! Much useful information, nice design
il 30/08/2011 to 08:53

Love it!
il 14/09/2011 to 04:51

Hi guys, just found you and my favoured music of 1970 on www. Listened to this album hundreds of times.
It was so much advanced back in 1970.
Hope you don't mind me having a video on YouTube:


Edmonton-Photos are from long time ago!
Take it easy, have to go to listen to your music again.

Hi Wolfang....Nice video...great pictures ... we like it very much
Rob, Ron & Michael (Troyka)
il 08/11/2011 to 17:22

I bought a promo copy of the album back in 1969 (for 99 cents), and it has been a reminder of those very adventurous times ever since. How wonderful to find this website after all these years! Early Morning is still a classic, and everything else is great fun. Love you guys!
il 06/02/2012 to 22:59

Nice site!
il 09/02/2012 to 18:20

Big fan from Mongolia, How can i find your album? love you guys!!
il 16/02/2012 to 19:27

Have nice day! You have a very informative site!
il 15/03/2012 to 13:50

i saw them in 69' with the byrds
il 29/03/2012 to 12:47

I'm interested.
il 29/03/2012 to 17:17

HELLO! I had your album and still might have 45 rpm with
"Natural", side A. Get a western Can. tour, play in Brdn.!!!!
After work, we can visit.


leo jackson
il 06/06/2012 to 16:39

Just read the article in Ugly Things mag and am very happy to learn about your wonderful band. Such diverse sounds, interesting arrangements and cool lyrics. Am also enjoying the earlier incarnation - Royal Family. Are there more songs from that period available? Kudos to you all. Best.
il 02/07/2012 to 10:27

Still listening, like it.
Good prog-rock, flavor of psych and ...?
il 05/08/2012 to 21:06

I have enjoyed your music ever since I was introduced to your album by my cousin in 1970. I never bought one then, but now I have a signed copy by Rob, courtesy of my pal Ernie from the Turn Table in Victoria! Thanks guys so much for the music.
il 05/08/2012 to 21:09

I have enjoyed your music ever since I was introduced to your album by my cousin in 1970. I never bought one then, but now I have a signed copy by Rob, courtesy of my pal Ernie from the Turn Table in Victoria! Thanks guys so much for the music.
il 13/08/2012 to 21:35

il 30/08/2012 to 19:31

Nice site! Keep up the good job!
il 08/09/2012 to 23:31

I loved waking up to 'Early Morning' (Title?) - just a most melodious piece of music. Great there's a site to savour.
il 13/10/2012 to 21:58

what a great music Troyka ! really nice ! congrats, afan from Lima Peru !!
il 29/12/2012 to 22:20

The album which I first heard on CKUA was I think one of the music tracks of my life. Thanks for the wonderful music. For me, one of the top 10 albums of my personal collection!
il 23/01/2014 to 16:14

i really enjoy your music, it is very funny, and cool up till now. greeting from hungary for troyka!!!
il 24/08/2014 to 10:58

Super Seite. Danke.

My weblog - Guestbook
il 30/09/2014 to 22:55

I love what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and coverage! Keep up the terrific works guys I've added you guys to blogroll.
il 01/11/2014 to 23:32

Thanks for finally writing about >Troyka Guestbook
il 14/04/2015 to 13:56

Well Rob another side of you we didn't know! Teaching and the quiet of your beloved fly fishing must have been a total different direction after the exciting life of travel, performer and recognition.
Enjoy the memories and now making new ones.
Your friends, Lorna and Daryl
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