We here at Forgotten Rock Classics are still screaming out loud from last weeks post and decided that we need to keep up that hard rocking, foot stomping, head banging music for one more week. After all if you are creating that magical heavy metal, driving down the freeway CD for yourself or a friend you will need more then just one song, so we have this little treasure for you to add on to the CD.
Not Fragile is the title track off of Bachman Turner Overdrive’s (BTO) third record titled Not Fragile. Produced in 1974 and put out on Mercury records. This is the only album by BTO that ever reached number one on the charts, however the songs that got it to number one were “Rock is My Life, and This is My Song”, “Roll On Down the Highway” and the radio main stay that you can still hear today on many classic rock stations “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”.
BTO has always been known as a hard rocking, heavy metal band that could put that deep toned bass guitar to good work by helping to create the back beat required to compliment the sound of the band. Back in their prime you could hear many BTO songs on any radio station in America but rarely was it Not Fragile and we here at Forgotten Rock Classics could never understand why. When the song starts you are able to hear this subtle bass guitar beat and there is no sign of what you are about to hear. But when the lead guitar of Randy Bachman kicks in you know it’s time to turn up the sound and start to tap your feet. As the lyrics kick in you hear:
“Comin’ to you across country
Hoping boogies still allowed
You ask do we play heavy music
Well are thunderheads just another cloud, we do
Not Fragile, straight at you”
So get yourself ready for 4 minutes of loud, head banging rock and roll and while you are enjoying the song we have created a little Popeye cartoon for your viewing pleasure. After all who is more NOT FRAGILE then the spinach eating cartoon character Popeye. And for you listeners out there wanting something a little more mellow next week we will be playing a beautiful song by Robbie Robertson.
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