BTO are best known for their rock anthem You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, but its nine-song parent album, Not Fragile, has many other highlights. Fred Turner lets rip his raspingly gruff vocals, Randy Bachman provides harmony counterpoints, and there’s much muscular rhythm – as on the opening title track. Roll On Down The Highway rattles along and Free Wheelin’ boasts some hot guitar licks, while Blue Moanin’ adds a glam beat and Givin’ It All Away closes proceedings in thumping fashion.
The follow-up set saw the Canadians trying to repeat the trick they’d pulled with the chart-bothering You Ain’t See Nothing Yet, the belting Turner-led She’s A Devil echoing its tone, as does the bubblegum of Hey You and closing Don’t Let The Blues Get You Down. None top the original, but there’s plenty of uptempo boogie-rock on the title track, while She’s Keepin’ Time is awash with airy slide guitar and Quick Change Artist amiably revisits glam-rock.