This was the first Triumph album i heard way back in 1980,it was stunning then,still stunning now,arguably the best disc they ever done.If you want dumb rock n roll anthems then look no further than 'Movin On' or 'American Girls',if its consumate AOR then check out the title track and 'Lay it on the Line',psuedo blues the enjoy 'Young Enough To Cry' while the acoustic class of 'Suitcase Blues ' should bring a contented smile.
3 musicians dove tailing perfectly with Rik Emmett(lead Guitar) the star.Quality North American rock smothered with harmonies to die for
on 3 May 2003
Heard this album for the first time over 20 years ago, should have bought it then!! A mixture of melody and pure rock that really makes this album memorable. 'Suitcase Blues' gives a real feel for life on the road and 'Just a Game' is a great. I have not stopped playing this since I finally manged to buy it after years of searching.
on 1 December 2014
Me and my mates 'discovered' Triumph in 1982 and were amazed how good they were. Their debut, Just a Game and Allied Forces were just superb. But here in the UK they were hardly known. British rockers would have loved them if the band had focused their live shows on us. Because they didn't they remain obscure over here. Shame.
But Triumph were great; my fave songs are Fight the Good Fight (I just adore the closing guitar), RocknRoll Machine, Lay It On The Line and Street Fighting Man.