17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Badfinger at their absolute peak,
This review is from: Wish You Were Here (Audio CD)
What makes Badfinger such an interesting band is the presence of 3 outstanding songwriters...just as the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac post 1975 had...and if Tom Evans is sadly restricted to one track, albeit the gorgeous King Of The Load, it is really Pete Ham and Joey Molland who take this album to a higher level....Pete's Know One Knows, Dennis and Meanwhile Back At The Ranch are up there with his very best and Joey contribiutes the sublime Love Time and Got To Get Out Of Here as well as the his part of the two medleys...the first of which features the FOURTH Badfinger member Mike Gibbins contributing In The Meantime....which for the drummer of this superb band sounds more Harrisonesque than Ringo...Chris Thomas your production is SUPERB and YES this album deserved to become the classic it was before the RIDICULOUS record company removed it from circulation....due to some LUDICROUS business dispute....this is the strongest example of what was bad about the record business in the 1970s....all about money and not giving a monkey's about how good the music was......I hold Stan Polly 100% responsible for Ham's suicide....well not 100% but you know what I mean!!!! It's a complete disgrace that this band were treated with the utter contempt of a business which showed itself to be as rotten as a Non-Beatles Apple.....luckily we now have this album on CD so we can enjoy and tell those ridiculous business suits to go forth and multiply which they should have done 29 years ago....NOTHING STOPS THIS ALBUM FROM DESERVING THE TREMENDOUS ACCOLADES IT TRULY DESERVES...I will STOP now but I think my point is MADE.
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 7 Oct 2013, 15:59:05 BST
Last edited by the author on 24 Oct 2013, 10:25:32 BST
Paul S. Power says:
I could not agree with you more mate. A very fine review of BADAFINGERS' best album. Except that Warner Brothers Records pulled the album over Stan Polley's criminal theft of the band recording contract money. Polley pulled the same bullcrap on Al Cooper. Polley was a crook. He got away with murder. He drove Pete Ham to hang himself and was a curse on Tommy Evans who also hung himself. Who says crime does not pay?
‹ Previous 1 Next ›