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Not Fragile (Gatefold) [VINYL]

Bachman Turner Overdrive Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (31 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B005NZWRV2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,724 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Not Fragile 04:06
2. Rock Is My Life, And This Is My Song 05:03
3. Roll On Down 03:57
4. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 03:54
5. Free Wheelin' 03:44
6. Sledgehammer 04:33
7. Blue Moanin' 03:43
8. Second Hand 03:23
9. Givin' It All Away 03:48

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180 grams audiophile vinyl / Gatefold sleeve / Includes the hit single 'You Aint Seen Nothing Yet'

About the Artist

Who knew you could turn a stutter into a hit song? The brothers Randy and Robin Bachman of the successful '70s rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive certainly didn t expect to make one of the biggest hits and Golden Oldies with their famous stammering on 'You Ain t Seen Nothing Yet'. The song was meant as a joke for their brother Gary and they would usually use it as a 'work song' to get the amps & mics set up properly in the studio. But when it was released as the single for their 1974 album 'Not Fragile' (a pun on Yes' hit album) it went to the top of the charts and embedded itself in rock history. 'Not Fragile' shows BTO at their best, both in terms of songwriting and playing. Raucous guitar duels, counter-solos, prominent but not over-heavy drumming; they all contribute to the appeal of this number 1 album.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
When I listen to this album I can't believe it was recorded over 25 years ago. Its a classic rock album with good natured lyrics and brilliant lead solos by Randy Bachman and Blair Thornton. Although BTO are remembered for 'You Ain't Nothing Yet' the album 'Not Fragile' shows that these old rockers were an all round class act. No keyboards mare this guitar-drum band. Every track is catchy, every track has a satisfying guitar break. To describe each of the nine tracks individually could be considered a waste of time. Every track is good. But here are some highlights: The title track 'Not Fragile' is wonderfully understated as it starts with its clean base line before the power chords and drums blast your eardrums. 'Rock is My Life, and This is My Song' is a musicians track, balanced and educated with a drive that steadily increases as the song progresses. 'Second Hand' is for all those air guitarists. Safety Warning: If your driving while listening to this track remember the speed limit! If you have ever wondered what all those pedals are at the feet of guitarists, the shiny one Randy and Blair use on this track makes 'that' sound and is called a 'wah-wah'. I wonder why? 'Givin' it All Away' concludes the album. It is fast and boppy, and may make you want to dance over to your CD player and hear the whole album over again!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Capture the distant past........ 4 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
........and listen to a fine band who knew their stuff and played it well. Nothing fancy here, just straight down the line rock, not too heavy, not too light. And pretty darned catchy too.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Abandon hip all ye who enter here 8 Nov 2003
By Patrick Neylan VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Let’s face it, Smashie and Nicey destroyed this band’s reputation by adopting ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ as their theme song. That song is here, in all its twee poppiness, destroying all hope of any retro-hip rehabilitation for BTO in the new century, but it can’t disguise the fact that this is an album of relentless power and energy. The global hit single is the exception, not the rule.
CF Turner’s roaring vocal more than offsets Randy Bachman’s thin voice (as heard on YASNY), and the ‘no-frills’ approach pays real dividends throughout. Don’t expect anything but hard, straight, uncompromising rock music, complete with beards and lumberjack shirts. It is, after all, what this band was good at. BTO will do nothing for your street-cred, but they will provide you with a great night in on this album (with the curtains bashfully drawn).
Not Fragile is an album of thunderous, boogie-rock, crisply executed with a foretaste of later ZZ Top, only heavier, and reminiscent of an era when rock could be heavy without being metal. For once, the cover is a reflection of the contents.
If this review reads like an unrealistic eulogy for a band that epitomises 1970s rock badness, let it not be forgotten that most of BTO’s other output truly is trash (except the first album). This is the one worth having. So why not start your hip replacement therapy by buying a copy from those good people at Amazon? There’s a button to click somewhere on this page…
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When I listen to this album I can't believe it was recorded over 25 years ago. Its a classic rock album with good natured lyrics and brilliant lead solos by Randy Bachman and Blair Thornton. Although BTO are remembered for 'You Ain't Nothing Yet' the album 'Not Fragile' shows that these old rockers were an all round class act. No keyboards mare this guitar-drum band. Every track is catchy, every track has a satisfying guitar break. To describe each of the nine tracks individually could be considered a waste of time. Every track is good. But here are some highlights: The title track 'Not Fragile' is wonderfully understated as it starts with its clean base line before the power chords and drums blast your eardrums. 'Rock is My Life, and This is My Song' is a musicians track, balanced and educated with a drive that steadily increases as the song progresses. 'Second Hand' is for all those air guitarists. Safety Warning: If your driving while listening to this track remember the speed limit! If you have ever wondered what all those pedals are at the feet of guitarists, the shiny one Randy and Blair use on this track makes 'that' sound and is called a 'wah-wah'. I wonder why? 'Givin' it All Away' concludes the album. It is fast and boppy, and may make you want to dance over to your CD player and hear the whole album over again!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for fans of Smashie and Nicey! 6 Dec 2008
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I think the biggest reccomendation I can give to this album is the following story;
I first became aware of this album when, at no mroe than 10 years of age (I'm now 25), I was rummaging through my dad's LPs (remember those?). Something about the artwork really attracted me to it. What's more manly than a big wooden crate full of chunky metal cogs right? I sat there for the next 40 minutes or so in our living room with my dad's headphones on in Rock 'n' Roll Heaven! I remember taping myself a copy and it came with me everywhere for the next year or so... right up until a school friend introduced me to the delights of Ugly Kid Joe and I forgot all about these legendary Canadian rockers. The folly of youth eh? Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is this; I have not heard this album in at least 14 years yet every song is exactly the way I remember it. I can name maybe one or two other albums which stand the test of time so well. That's some serious songwriting right there.
I'd reccomend this album to anyone with a love for anthemic rock music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless classic
I've had this in 3 different mediums, Vinyl, Cassette & now CD, absolutely love it, everyone knows "you aint seen nothing yet" but there is better songs on here in my... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Steve Ward
4.0 out of 5 stars BTO's Greatest Album
I've still got the original pressing from '74.
Would have given this the full 5 stars had it not been for the very, very poor quality artwork. Read more
Published 15 months ago by andy fitt
5.0 out of 5 stars The definition of metal
This is pure rock. If you want a definition of rock then this is it..if you don't appreciate this album as a pure unrefined example of what guitars and drums are for, forget it and... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Anarchy_in_Northwich
4.0 out of 5 stars great album
What a great album, there are lots of new tracks that i hadn't heard before and loved many of them
Published on 30 May 2012 by mcfcfan
5.0 out of 5 stars .
Fantasic stuff. Was abit concerned about what the quality of the transfer being an old album, but whoever did the remastering or whatever deserves an award as it sounds great on my... Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2012 by midnightrider
4.0 out of 5 stars good odlies
Funny how well the tracks have remained in my mind, after 30+ years they still sound like they did in the 70 's -
good old rock 'n' roll music.
Published on 24 Dec 2011 by Erkki Herranen
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Smashie & Nicey!
I really cringe whenever Harry Enfield gets a re-run on TV and they play "You Ain't Seen Nuthin Yet", because it must have put so many people off what is one of the most... Read more
Published on 9 April 2010 by Jeremy
5.0 out of 5 stars bloody brill
a little story how I discoverd BTO. when I was a youngster my sisters old boyfriend gave me his copy of NOT FRAGILE I played it once and didnt like it being into SPARKS SWEET etc... Read more
Published on 8 April 2010 by Mr. P. J. Hardy
4.0 out of 5 stars not fragile dvd audio
bto`s best album by a mile sounds so much better in dts. for those of us that bought the original vinyl on the day of release & travelled 100s of miles to see the tour, this has... Read more
Published on 13 May 2009 by Mrs. S. A. Knibbs
5.0 out of 5 stars To be enjoyed without prejudice
This is BTO's best album and it's no coincidence that it's the only one on which they stick to crunching hard rock. Read more
Published on 17 April 2006 by D. J. H. Thorn
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