Wizzard were never a successful albums band because they had the nerve to be popular with the singles-buying public, and this record came and went without trace. But "Introducing..." is great fun, stuffed with good tunes and a vast improvement on the experimental "Wizzard's Brew", whatever anyone tells you. The album is a series of rock 'n' roll pastiches, often better than the artists being parodied: Neil Sedaka, for one, should hang his head in shame. The record exemplifies how the 1970s were in love with the 1950s. It should be an essential purchase, not just for the music but also to check out Roy and the boys acting hard in a greasy spoon caff.
So why only four stars? Well, the production is muddy to say the least: there's a great record going on here but at times you can hardly hear it. I would love to know how this first release on Warner Bros records, presumably the band's big break in America, went out sounding like it was bashed out on someone's reel-to-reel ...?