Bachman Turner Overdrive (studio album) by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Bachman Turner Overdrive by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 17,922nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Not Fragile
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Bachman Turner Overdrive Self Titled Vinyl 33LP SRM-1-673 Mercury Records
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Bachman Turner Overdrive is ranked 3rd best out of 14 albums by Bachman-Turner Overdrive on

The best album by Bachman-Turner Overdrive is Not Fragile which is ranked number 5036 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 268.

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From 06/04/2023 06:15
For me, the two standout tracks are "Blue Collar" and the thumpingly good opening track "Gimme Your Money Please".
Great tracks also, are "Don't Get Yourself In Trouble" and "Hold Back The Water".
My next picks would then be "Stayed Awake All Night" and "Down and Out Man".
Nothing really wrong with the tracks "Thank You For The Feelin'" an upbeat enjoyable track, or "Little Gandy Dancer" which is fairly basic but a fun and danceable party track
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From 04/14/2021 23:35
This double-barreled debut from BTO isn't really a debut - these giant lumberjacks were making noise as Brave Belt briefly before rebranding as BTO, and shifting gears to a more driving, harder rock sound.

There are some solid songs here, and some forgettable ones. It's front-loaded, with the highlight being Blue Collar; a jazz-inspired ode to the late-night lifestyle that musicians live, which features an epic extended jam where Randy Bachman races around the fretboard.

Not exactly earth-shattering, but definitely rockin', B.T.O.'s first release is a stomp in the right direction.
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