Rockin' (The Guess Who album)
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||January 1972 at RCA's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California|
|The Guess Who chronology|
|Singles from Rockin'|
Rockin' is the ninth studio album by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. It was originally released by RCA Records in 1972. It is the last album by the group to feature rhythm guitarist Greg Leskiw.
Two charting singles were released from the album. "Heartbroken Bopper" spent seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 47 and "Guns, Guns, Guns" spent six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 70.
In 2019 the album was reissued again in the UK by Dutton Vocalion on the Super Audio CD format. This disc is a 2 albums on 1 disc compilation which also contains the 1973 album The Best of The Guess Who Volume II. The Dutton Vocalion release contains the complete stereo and quad versions of both albums.
AllMusic's Joe Viglione: "As an artistic statement it's all very interesting, but for a band whose bread and butter was the Top 40, this stuff tempts fate a bit too much... Rockin' is a strange exercise whose best parts showed up on The Best of the Guess Who, Vol. 2."
- Side one
- "Heartbroken Bopper" - 4:52
- "Get Your Ribbons On" - 2:36
- "Smoke Big Factory" (Cummings/Winter/Jim Kale) - 3:57
- "Arrivederci Girl" (Cummings) - 2:31
- "Guns, Guns, Guns" (Cummings) - 4:59
- Side two
- "Running Bear" (J.P. Richardson) - 2:19
- "Back to the City" - 3:37
- "Your Nashville Sneakers" (Cummings) - 2:55
- "Herbert's a Loser" (Greg Leskiw/Winter) - 3:35
- "Hi Rockers!" - 6:50
- 2010 Iconoclassic Remaster Bonus Tracks
- "Sea of Love" (Previously Unreleased)
- "Lost Sheep" (Previously Unreleased)
- The Guess Who
- Burton Cummings - lead vocals, keyboards, harmonica
- Kurt Winter - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Greg Leskiw - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Herbert's a Loser"
- Jim Kale - bass, backing vocals
- Garry Peterson - drums
- Additional personnel
- Brian Christian - engineer
- Jack Richardson - producer
|1972||Australia (Kent Music Report)||33|
|Billboard Hot 100||47|
|"Guns, Guns, Guns"||Canada||58|
- Allmusic review
- The Guess Who, "Heartbroken Bopper" Chart Position Retrieved March 17, 2015
- The Guess Who, "Guns, Guns, Guns" Chart Position Retrieved March 17, 2015
- The Guess Who – Rockin' & The Best Of The Guess Who Volume II release on SACD Retrieved June 23, 2019
- Allmusic review
- Nimbus 9 Records – The Guess Who, Rockin Credits LSP-4602 1972 Retrieved February 7, 2019
- The Guess Who, Rockin Credits Retrieved March 17, 2015
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 130. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.