After a song to begin this 2nd half which you will surely know, I had a song I wanted to play by BTO mainly for Engineer Ken Stanley.
It was fun back in those days, he and I would be the only ones in that part of the building- everyone else had gone home.
Me in the studio, Ken outside at the control board...and it seemed like just two guys listening to Music.
The show was almost an afterthought, lol!
To me, this song was a discovery- I liked the band’s playing on it, and once again, the band’s jazzy overtones or undertones...or some kind of tones.
Not so much the lyrics though, they seemed rather…well I’ll let you hear me have some fun getting on myself for putting on an air.
It is my considered opinion, I do not look good in airs- and immediately took the damn things off, lol!
Anyway, the song may be like nothing you have ever heard from Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Then a huge hit written by Randy Bachman 8 years before, when he was a member of the Guess Who.
Although with different lyrics and based on a DJ’s expression.
Then of course, there was the usual matter of band decomposition- as the 2 other brothers asked the third, Robbie, to leave.
That’s gotta hurt!
BTO always liked the old Rock & Roll- Elvis and the Stones, and came along at just the right time.
They and others brought guitar-rock back, and called it Workingman’s Rock & Roll!
For that alone, they should be remembered.
Here are the links to have a BLT while listening to BTO, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
Or at Soundcloud: