Bachman Turner Overdrive – What Does Pete Pardo Think

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
Not Fragile
Hey You
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.

You can hear samples for yourself at and

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?

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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.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls

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