Bachman–Turner Overdrive II

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive II
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1973
Recorded1973, Kaye-Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington
GenreHard rock, Boogie rock
Length39:07
LabelMercury
ProducerRandy Bachman
Bachman–Turner Overdrive chronology
Bachman–Turner Overdrive
(1973)
Bachman–Turner Overdrive II
(1973)
Not Fragile
(1974)
Singles from Bachman–Turner Overdrive II
  1. "Takin' Care of Business" / "Let It Ride"
    Released: January 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]

Bachman–Turner Overdrive II is the second album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in 1973. The album features the well-known single "Takin' Care of Business." Though it never cracked the Top 10 on the U.S. singles charts (reaching #12 in 1974), it became one of the band's most enduring hits and stayed on the Billboard chart for 20 weeks.[3] The album also produced another hit single, "Let It Ride", which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Both singles would reach #3 on the Canadian RPM charts.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead VocalsLength
1."Blown"R. Bachman, T. BachmanT. Bachman4:18
2."Welcome Home"R. BachmanR. Bachman5:29
3."Stonegates"TurnerTurner5:35
4."Let It Ride"R. Bachman, TurnerTurner4:27
5."Give It Time"TurnerTurner5:44
6."Tramp"R. Bachman, Robbie BachmanR. Bachman4:02
7."I Don't Have to Hide"T. BachmanT. Bachman4:22
8."Takin' Care of Business"R. BachmanR. Bachman4:50

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Randy Bachman
  • Engineer: Buzz Richmond
  • Assistant engineer: Mark Sterling
  • Mastering: Tom "Curly" Ruff
  • Equipment: John Austin
  • Design: John Youssi
  • Art direction: Jim Ladwig
  • Photography: Dave Roels

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 Pop Albums 4
1974 RPM Canada 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Chart Position
1974 "Let It Ride" (3:33 edit) Pop Singles 23 RPM Canada 3
1974 "Takin' Care Of Business" Pop Singles 12 RPM Canada 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1107/review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Bachman-Turner Overdrive". Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017.