Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Head On** (1975): Though this one is marginally better than the previous album, it is still quite boring. In fact, almost the entirety of my music listening day has been boring. And I hate days like that. It means that I can get distracted easily from my work, and I do have quite a bit of work to do. So thanks alot BTO for fucking up my productivity today. (7/30/14)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive, BTO I**** (1973): Again, here is a group that I feel like I should be much more familiar with. But this album is great. It has a variety of styles ranging from heavy hard rock (i.e. "Don't Get Yourself in Trouble") to beautifully melodic jazz (i.e. "Little Gandy Dancer"). In fact, this latter track is absolutely fantastic on a scale that ranks it up there with some of the best music of the seventies. This was a joy to experience. (7/12/14)
Bachman-Turner Overdrivem Not Fragile**** (1974): This is very much like the title says. This is not fragile or delicate music at all. In fact, it's pretty heavy, and I have to admit. It's pretty cool. It has another one of the band's major hits "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," but it also has a few other tunes I'm surprised I've never heard before. "Rock Is My Life, and This Is My Song" being one of them. "Sledgehammer" and "Givin It All Away" being two more. Don't overlook your BTO. (7/16/14)
Original Mercury Records promo 45rpm recording. Song debuted on 5/18/1974 and peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It charted for 20 weeks. This promo copy has the long version on one side and the edited shorter version on the other.