The Guess Who were a great singles band, but unless you were a fan you may not have realized how entertaining their albums were. Next to the radio-friendly hits were sometimes bizarre and decidedly non-commercial offerings. While leader Burton Cummings’ biographical balladeering could sometimes be self-indulgent, inside jokes and comic forays were curious sidetracks from the group’s spontaneously rockin‘ stoner fun. Road Food is my favorite, though I’d be the first to admit it might pale next to greats like Share The Land (HERE), So Long Bannatyne (HERE) and another personal fave, Rockin‘ (HERE). Those are all post-Randy Bachman releases that spotlight replacement guitarist/writer Kurt Winter. This was Winter’s last with the band… and The Guess Who were never the same after his departure. Road Food rocks with full harmonies and even a concept, of sorts, about life on the road. For this 2012 reissue, the original CD’s side reversal has been fixed, so that the album now begins with the pre-LP 45, “Star Baby” (a groupie diary that should have been a hit, with a quiet “fuck” slipped into the fade) and ends appropriately with Cummings biographical summation, “Ballad Of The Last Five Years” (roughly Winter’s tenure). The reissue sounds better, features two bonus tracks, has fantastic, unflinching liner notes (included, or click each page below for a pop-up enlargement) and is at Amazon, HERE.
Star Baby (2:40)
Attila’s Blues (4:55)
Straighten Out (2:26)
Don’t You Want Me? (2:22)
One Way Road To Hell (5:27)
Clap For The Wolfman (4:18)
Pleasin’ For Reason (3:19)
Road Food (3:41)
Ballad Of The Last Five Years (7:17)
Sona Sona (Remix) (3:24) – Bonus Track
One Way Road To Hell (Run-Through) (7:06)- Bonus Track
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