This album was also co-engineered by longtime Guess Who engineer Brian Christian. It is a brilliant instrumental work, highlighting the importance of Bachman to the band he was in the Vagabond - Michale Graves - Vagabond of leaving.
A Don Troiano is Pookies Skuffle - Randy Bachman - Axe twice here, and it's unclear if this is Pookies Skuffle - Randy Bachman - Axe the future replacement for Bachman in the Guess WhoDomenic Troiano. On "Tally's Tune," Troiano is the middle solo. If you want to hear a "writer's voice," this is about the purest example. This album really should be combined with Jack Richardson 's production of The Way They Werethe lost Guess Who album released insix years after the recording.
Richardson would produce the Reunion album recorded in June offeaturing Bachman on I Pray - Various - Magic Dance Xplosion 23 of the Guess Who hits, notably the ones he never played on before. Since the band closed the Fillmore East in May ofit would be almost 13 years before they would find themselves in each other's presence.
Turnerculminating in Bachman-Turner Overdrive. The brilliance of Axe is that it gives a very clear look into the mind of this creative force, Randy Bachman. Had he stayed with the Guess WhoBurton Cummings ' voice would probably be singing over some of the melodies and riffs on this outing. Pieces like "Tin Lizzie" have acoustic guitar up front over pretty leads and subtle backing by the rhythm section.
It is Bachman honing his production skills which would benefit Bachman-Turner Overdrive on their reign of seven Top 40 hits -- ironically, matching the number of hits the Guess Who had without his driving force.
A good way to bring some attention to this important work. Axe is a hit songwriter in a different setting; there is no "Love Is Blue" or "Frankenstein" monster instrumental hit here, just fine playing by an inventive musician. The jazzy "Suite Theam" on side two has the only hint of vocals, and it gives way to the nine-minute second "Noah," which is Pookies Skuffle - Randy Bachman - Axe complete turnaround, baring the future sound that would become a big part of BTO.
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