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Underated beyond belief!,
This review is from: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Audio CD)
Trust me on this one folks... if you love down to earth, foot stomping, feel good rock and roll, get this album. Anyone that loves Takin Care of Business or Roll on Down The Highway will think those tunes were just afterthoughts. This is the real deal. You want energy?... you want power?... you wanna boogie???...then by all means...get this album! This is what BTO is all about. This is what got people to sit up and take notice, however, they were forced to produce album number 2 before this one even had the chance of being heard. Being a fan of BTO in the early 70's, I can't help but realize that these guys seemed to get shoved waaaayyyy to quickly towards stuff like "Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" and "Hey You". To really appreciate what these guys were all about you have to get this album. Trust me, it stands the test of time. In today's world of tecno-pop and all the other garbage that gets shoved down our throats, here is an album that will refresh your memory as to what good ole fashioned, raw, full-bodied rock'n roll is all about. For anyone that goes out and buys a new sports car... or just wants to drive down the road carefree for awhile...pop this album on for the duration. I promise...you'll come back from that drive feeling rejuvenated. BTO at their best...I knew it then when I was 14...and still know it now at 43! Songs that stand out on the album...Gimme Your Money Please... Hold Back The Water...Little Gandy Dancer...Stayed Awake All Night... Don't Get Yourself In Trouble...Down and Out Man... I haven't even mentioned "Blue Collar", which was the hit from the album! These guys will be back!!! On a side note... it was said that John Bonham of Led Zeppelin was a "banger" as a drummer. Funny thing is he was and still is considered one of the best all time rock drummers. All I have to say is, that if you like "bangin" and deep, tight, strong sounding drums, then lemme tell ya Robbie Bachman delivers 100% in the same manner on this outing! Go get it!