I’ve been featuring the videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website and here are his thoughts about Bachman Turner Overdive.
BTO never released a classic live album in the 1970s, which I think is a shame. They are an under-rated band, especially in the UK where the success of their single You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet overshadows everything else they’ve done.
I will point to the 2012 Bachman & Turner live album, Live At The Roseland Ballroom which is excellent in terms of songs selected, performance and sound quality.
Here is Pete…
Top 10 Songs: Bachman-Turner Overdrive
What Are My Favourites?
Let It Ride
Rock Is My Life
Lookin’ Out For #1
Four Wheel Dive
Roll On Down The Highway
takin’ Care of Business
All these are on Live At The Roseland Ballroom which has become the album I automatically turn to when I want to hear some BTO. That’s quite often as it’s great driving music. In terms of studio albums, when I was a teenager I had Four While Drive while my friend had Not Fragile. He had the better of the deal.
What Are The Best Live Albums?
I don’t have a poll for the BTO live albums but how well do you think they should feature in the polls for the hard rock and heavy metal category?
I have included it in what I call the second division. There are so many good hard rock live albums and I need to reflect that whilst also keeping the polls down to a manageable size. My solution is to open up this second league table where albums can be promoted or relegated depending on the votes they get or I expect them to get.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls