Donnerstag, August 06, 2009 / Eingestellt von peter /

Not Fragile is the third album by Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, released in 1974. Bachman Turner Overdrive's Not Fragile is an anchor and essential album in any classic rock collection. In fact it is on my list of top 100 albums of all time. I first heard this abum in 1974 on my first Plattenspieler.Now, keep in mind, these guys ain't gonna dazzle you with their songwritin' ability. This is jus' yer basic meat-n-taters hard rock focusing on themes of being in a rock band; on the road, or women. Take for example, the opening title track, "Not Fragile". An uptempo unpretentious rocker written and sung by bassist Fred Turner that just plain kicks you in the face with a brick it's so heavy.Starts off with a heavy bass riff followed by the rhythm guitar layin' down the same riff (A feature of this band). But it is a killer riff. Then there's Sledgehammer, listening to Sledgehammer with the headphones cranked still gives me chills when Fred Turner kicks in with the chorus after Randy Bachman's mellower verses. The line in the title track says it all: "You ask do we play heavy music...well, WE DO! NOT FRAGILE, straight at you." Some people write reviews giving the history of the bands as I do sometimes.This album kicks.This album is for me a masterpiece....a milestone :-)

Randy Bachman: Vocals/Guitar
Robbie Bachman: Drums
C.F. „Fred“ Turner: Bass/Vocals
Blair Thornton: Guitar

1 Not Fragile
2 Rock Is My Life, And This Is My Song
3 Roll on Down the Highway
4 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
5 Free Wheelin'
6 Sledgehammer
7 Blue Moanin'
8 Second Hand
9 Givin' It All Away