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Guess Who's greatest hit (just the one)
on 8 December 2003
Led by Burton Cummings and one Randy Bachman, the Guess Who had one enormous worldwide hit single in 1969 ("American Woman" with the short but sweet "No Sugar Tonight" as the double A-side - now that's what you call value) and several minor ones before and after in the States and their home heath of Canada.
This compilation includes both tracks, in their (unnecessary) extended forms, and the best of the rest, which are instantly forgettable. After their six minutes of fame Bachman left, shortly to go into overdrive with Fred Turner, leaving Cummings to continue to plough a lone songwriting furrow that became increasingly concerned with environmental issues and less with what you would call catchy tunes or riffs. There are a couple of exceptions - "Albert Flasher" is 2 mins 25 of joyful boogie, and "Rock and Roller Steam" is what you'd expect from a title of that ilk. All in all, though, this CD is only worth it if you really want to replace your old worn out 7" single.