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Echoes of earlier days
on July 22, 2013
The Guess Who is a Canadian band, and that's probably why so many of their songs resonate with me. I lived in Canada between about 1972-1975, and that was during my Jr HS and HS years, a time when many of our musical tastes are starting to develop. Anyway, from what I understand there was a policy at the time that there had to be a certain percentage of music played and TV shows aired that were Canadian. This means that I heard lots of groups like The Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, The Stampeders, and even Thundermug, while we lived there. Also, 1972-75 were years when some of The Guess Who's greatest hits came out...anyway, when I say this album on the $5 list a while back and I scanned and previewed the tracks, I saw immediately that it was a winner - cha-ching! Added to my collection.
There are always lots of arguments among dedicated fans of any group about what should or should not be on a Greatest Hits album, but luckily I just like their music and was happy to see so many old friends among the mix. My personal favorites include:
- American Woman (their only #1 hit in the USA)
- Clap for the Wolfman - a kind of strange, but fun song
- Hand Me Down World
- No Sugar Tonight
- No Time
- Share the Land
- These Eyes
You get these and lots of other good tracks. I am looking forward to adding these to my iPod play lists.
5 solid stars for a trip back to mainly the late 1960s and 1970s.