Not Fragile

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All Music Guide - Ben Davies
After gaining some recognition from the success of the band's previous album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive got around to recording Not Fragile. Not only had one of the three Bachman brothers Tim, the rhythm guitarist left the band to BTO's advantage, but Randy Bachman and C.F. Turner had clearly grown musically. To the album's benefit, most of the material on Not Fragile are the band's much-liked rock anthems, ranging from the hyper-distorted title track, through the famous but far more timid song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." Indeed, for hard rock fanatics, it doesn't come much better than on Not Fragile. Randy's electrifying lead guitar is here more raucous than ever before, ...
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All Music Guide - Ben Davies
After gaining some recognition from the success of the band's previous album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive got around to recording Not Fragile. Not only had one of the three Bachman brothers Tim, the rhythm guitarist left the band to BTO's advantage, but Randy Bachman and C.F. Turner had clearly grown musically. To the album's benefit, most of the material on Not Fragile are the band's much-liked rock anthems, ranging from the hyper-distorted title track, through the famous but far more timid song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." Indeed, for hard rock fanatics, it doesn't come much better than on Not Fragile. Randy's electrifying lead guitar is here more raucous than ever before, as are his rowdy vocals particularly noticeable on the predictable, but fun "Sledgehammer". The man steals the show on Not Fragile through his extensive and often astounding guitar solos. Generally, though, Bachman-Turner Overdrive are at their prime as a whole, both in songwriting and playing terms. As regards the mixing, it's hard to find fault with this release. The drums are clear but not so prominent that they dominate the recording, while the guitars, along with the bass, are kept rigidly in their place. Not Fragile is one of the finest arena rock albums of the era, featuring all the hallmarks of what makes a classic release in the genre. Randy's impressive guitar work and typically boisterous vocals complement the overall framework of the album superbly, as do the crunchy rhythm guitars. This release will astound fans of the genre and band, while those thoroughly against stadium rock may find something to convert their views.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/1989
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • UPC: 042283017825
  • Catalog Number: 830178
  • Sales rank: 5,022

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Primary Artist, Track Performer
Randy Bachman Guitar, Vocals, Soloist, Group Member
Robbie Bachman Percussion, Drums, Slide Guitar, Group Member
Blair Thornton Guitar, Background Vocals, Soloist, Group Member
Frank Trowbridge Guitar
C.F. Turner Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Randy Bachman Producer
Robbie Bachman Composer
Mark Smith Engineer
Blair Thornton Introduction
Tom "Curly" Ruff Mastering
Jim Ladwig Art Direction
Mark K. Smith Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great hard rock album

    BTO was a band for true hard fans back in the day. Although "You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet" got most of the airplay, the other songs such as "Not Fragile" and "Roll on Down the Highway" are far superior. I must take issue with Ben Davies review, however, as he incorrectly credits Randy Bachman with the vocals on "Sledgehammer". C.F. Turner is the vocalist on this tune, as well as on "Not Fragile" and many other classic BTO songs.

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