3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The Band's Breakthrough Album,
This review is from: Razamanaz (loud proud & remastered) (Audio CD)
I remember first listening to this borrowed album in 1973 as a teenager heavily into Hendrix, Wishbone Ash and Free. And - fair play, despite initial cynicism - it exceeded all expectations. The title track is a straight up & down rocker, and Alcatraz has an unusual Native American slant before the raucous Woke Up This Morning and Bad, Bad Boy. Night Woman and Too Bad Too Sad represent a slip in standards, to be honest, but Broken Down Angel is a suitably upbeat closer. Dan McCafferty's rasping vocals steal the show here, fronting up a workmanlike rather than inspired band. This was their third album, and deservedly brought them to notice. Recommended.