Although for the most part, I prefer Clayton-Thomas
' vocals to those of Jerry Fisher
this album simply rocks the pants off other albums on the whole.
Most BS&T albums have hard driving cuts on them, but this one has seven of them. The horn section is probably the most virtuoso of the bunch as well,
including Lou Marini Jr., Tom Malone, Lew Soloff
, and Dave Bargeron. Tom Malone
is practically a horn section in himself,
playing trombone, all the saxes, flute, and trumpet.
They're extremely tight, and I'm lucky to have video of that group in the studio and on the German show The BEAT CLUB.
This is my overall favorite BS&T album. I was disappointed that the "What Goes Up !"
compilation only included "Roller Coaster"
I would have like to have seen at least "Rosemary"
and "Back Up Against The Wall"
However, "Empty Pages", "Save Our Ship"
, and "Hip Pickles"
deserved to be heard as well.