(1976) Jet label. Original issue with original inner sleeve with lyrics. Obtained this album in a collection Illinois purchased. The band members are the same as their previous album Face The Music. This is their seventh release. This is a classic in the best sense of the word.
- Tightrope (5:03)
- Telephone Line (4:38)
- Rockaria! (3:12)
- Mission ( A World Record) (4:25)
- So Fine (3:54)
- Livin’ Thing (3:31)
- Above The Clouds (2:16)
- Do Ya (3:43)
- Shangri-la (5:34)
Telephone Line was a big hit– in 1976 one suffered so much heartbreak waiting on the end of a telephone line that never got answered. Rockaria! used the basic structure of a Chuck Berry song and blew it up to the heavens. So Fine is the perfect song to play while driving PCH on a summer day– the crazy percussion and electronic jam towards the end is amazing!!! So many signature pieces/intros– the stringed intro to Livin’ Thing and the guitar intro to Do Ya are rock perfection.
When you consider how much rock and roll developed/transformed/explored from 1956 to 1976 it blows your mind. The nice thing about it all is I can enjoy all of this exploration and art in the same format — the LP AND I still have the means to enjoy it.