Street Action

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Street Action
Studio album by Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Released February 1978
Genre Rock
Length 40:00
Label Mercury
Producer BTO
Bachman–Turner Overdrive chronology
Street Action
Rock n' Roll Nights
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Street Action is the seventh studio album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO), released in 1978, (see 1978 in music). It was the first BTO album released after the 1977 departure of co-founder Randy Bachman, and had a distinctively heavier sound than the previous two BTO studio albums (Head On and Freeways). This was pointed out in a Mark After Dark interview with BTO drummer Robbie Bachman:

Mark: "The two albums that followed Randy's departure ... I always thought these albums were underrated and really excellent. Both of those albums had a heavier approach. Were you aiming those albums at a younger and more Heavy Metal oriented audience?"

Robbie: "We were aiming at our old BTO audience! They might sound different, because Randy kept putting his pop stuff on us. When those two albums with Jim Clench came out, that was always the direction that we wanted to go in. If you look at the Blair Thornton, Robin Bachman and Fred Turner songs on the [earlier] BTO albums, that's the same sound."[2]

This album is no longer in print, but was released on CD in 1990.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Clench, Thornton, Turner and Robbie Bachman)

  1. "I'm in Love" – 3:52
  2. "Down the Road" – 4:03
  3. "Takes a Lot of People" – 4:06
  4. "A Long Time for a Little While" – 3:52
  5. "Street Action" – 4:16
  6. "For Love" – 4:39
  7. "Madison Avenue" – 6:01
  8. "You're Gonna Miss Me" – 4:07
  9. "The World Is Waiting for a Love Song" – 5:04



  • Engineer: Rolf Henneman
  • Assistant engineer: Jeff Tolman
  • Art direction: James OMara
  • Photography: James OMara



Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 130