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Steven in Atlanta
2 stars Actually, not a bad little mid'70s fusion-ey album here. Just a lousy Focus album.

The good news, 4 of the 12 tracks (the title tune, Bennie Helder, Focus IV and especially No Hang Ups) rank among the band's really good tracks. The bad news, the remaining 8 tracks are perhaps the worst tunes (or to be kinder, the least distinguished) that any version of Focus ever committed to vinyl. And in the case of the charmingly titled I Need A Bathroom, maybe among the worst tunes anyone's done. God bless bass player Bert Ruiter, but good night ... was this Ruiter-authored tune a stinker! And horror of horrors, this was the track that got a fair amount of play on FM radio at the time. Some DJs have a sense of humor, I s'pect.

Still if you get the courtesy of picking and choosing the songs you want from this album, I highly recommend the four noted above. As for the rest, well ... !

Steven in Atlanta | 2/5 |


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