Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Bachman-Turner Overdrive [Mercury, 1973]
For about three days I kept playing the first cut, "Gimme Your Money Please"--which is about a mugging, rather than their artistic ambitions. Soon I began to notice all the usual metal moves, but I found myself enjoying the rest of the side anyway--it may have been simpleminded but it was also fast. Wonder if they take checks. B+