Four Wheel Drive (album)

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Four Wheel Drive
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive.jpg
Studio album by Bachman–Turner Overdrive
Released May 1975
Genre Hard rock
Length 33:32
Label Mercury
Producer Randy Bachman
Bachman–Turner Overdrive chronology
Not Fragile
(1974)
Four Wheel Drive
(1975)
Head On
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]

Four Wheel Drive is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). It peaked at #1 in Canada on the RPM national albums chart on October 4 and again on October 18, 1975[3][4] while hitting #5 on the U.S. Pop Albums chart. The most popular single from the album, "Hey You," was written by Randy Bachman. It reached #1 in Canada, holding the top position on the RPM national singles chart for two weeks in June, 1975,[5][6] and #21 on the U.S. charts. Some reviews stated the song was directed at Bachman's former Guess Who band mate, Burton Cummings.[7]

According to liner notes supplied with the BTO compilation CD The Anthology, Mercury records had wanted a quick follow-up to the highly successful Not Fragile album. Thus, Four-Wheel Drive was recorded in six days, much of it containing material that was left over from the Not Fragile sessions.[8]

This album is currently in print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Four Wheel Drive" (Randy Bachman, Thornton) – 4:20 (Lead Vocal: Turner)
  2. "She's a Devil" (Thornton, Turner) – 4:43 (Lead Vocal: Turner)
  3. "Hey You" (Randy Bachman) – 3:34 (Lead Vocal: Bachman)
  4. "Flat Broke Love" (Turner) – 3:56 (Lead Vocal: Turner)
  5. "She's Keepin' Time" (Randy Bachman) – 4:09 (Lead Vocal: Bachman)
  6. "Quick Change Artist" (Randy Bachman, Turner) – 3:19 (Lead Vocal: Turner)
  7. "Lowland Fling" (Randy Bachman, Thornton) – 5:20 (Lead Vocal: Bachman)
  8. "Don't Let the Blues Get You Down" (Turner) – 4:11 (Lead Vocal: Turner)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Randy Bachman
  • Engineer: Mark Smith
  • Mastering: Tom "Curly" Ruff
  • Director: Bruce Allen
  • Art direction: Jim Ladwig
  • Design: Joe Kotleba
  • Cover construction: Parvis Sadighian
  • Art Design: Ryan Walsh, Alex Does
  • Photography: John Brott, Tom Zamiar

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1975 Canadian RPM Top Albums 2
1975 U.S. Pop Albums 5

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Hey You" Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
1975 "Hey You" U.S. Pop Singles 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Bachman-Turner Overdrive". Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Library and Archives Canada". 
  4. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.4055a&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=5pc8q9tgdri26dujjlok7ep2f0%7Ctitle=Library and Archives Canada
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  7. ^ Heatley, Michael (May 2, 2014). "The Turbulent History of Bachman-Turner Overdrive". teamrock.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ LeBlanc, Larry. Liner notes from BTO: The Anthlology album