“You’re only as good as your last record…” laments Randy Bachman in today’s song. The same thing could be said about a comic and its reviews. So, if the latest review of 1977 is any sign at all, then the comic is going to have a long life to come!
Go by and check out the review by the gang over at the Top 100 Graphic Novels and while you’re there, read up on some other comics too. Fun site and a great review and I can’t thank them enough for choosing 1977 for their latest review.
And, thanks to that review, I have put ALL of the 2008 comics back up on the site. As terrible as I think they are, they are still part of the legacy of the comic and you all can judge for yourself if they’re good or not.
Today’s song is from Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s landmark 1974 album “Not Fragile.” The group Yes had a very successful album called “Fragile” out in the early ’70s, and BTO felt their music was anything but fragile, thus they named their thunderous album appropriately. This album is a prime example of a what the ’70s pop-rock scene was all about. The songs were heavy enough to keep us riff-driven, ear-pounding fans happy, but the songs were also mainstream enough to be played on AM stations as well as FM stations. This album launched BTO off as headliners of “Stadium Rock” venues. They filled 30,000 seat stadiums with ease during this time period and I’m happy to say I saw them plenty of times during their hey-day as “heavy-duty rockers.” Randy and Fred are still on the road today, now easily into their ’60s, and rockin’ it old school. They don’t play to 30,000 fans anymore, but it doesn’t matter, the excitement and energy is still there.