The Guess Who, Road Food (1974)
Blame Canada! I don’t know why I have this album. I can only suggest that the price was cheap and I had been turned on by American Woman through various 1960s/Vietnam-era compilations. So I bought Road Food – which doesn’t contain that song (so I could hear some more from The Guess Who). And then I left it in a cupboard for nearly 20 years. Stale Road Food. I take it out and give it a hoon. To finally hear some more from the band. It sounds like poor-man’s Rod Stewart to begin with (yes, yes, if I want poor man’s Rod Stewart, these days, and any time post-1980, I can just listen to Rod Stewart. I know that). And then a strange thing happens. I start digging these songs. Almost for no real reason. I’m not sure why at all. But I figure that I should hang on to this record. And that I might play it again at some stage. It’s been in my possession for over 15 years and I’m thinking that after one listen I may just play it – or something from it – again. Yes, it’s a disease. I hope you never catch it. And if you do, in this instance you too can blame Canada.
Sample Track: Clap For The Wolfman
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