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"The Guess Who, 2 Titles - Road Food and Rockin' - Original LPs"

THE GUESS WHO - THE ORIGINAL RELEASES ROAD FOOD & ROCKIN A 2 LP SET - DECADES OUT OF PRINT The Guess Who were a Canadian rock band who achieved international success with the 1970 hit singles "No Time" and "American Woman". Formed in Winnipeg in 1960, they had a Canadian No.1 in 1965 with "Shakin' All Over" while still called Chad Allan & the Expressions. But the records were credited to "Guess Who?", as a marketing gimmick designed to get the public guessing that the song might be a secret side-project by a big-name star. By the time their real identity was revealed, they were so well known as "Guess Who?" that they were forced to take it on as their real name. In 1968 they changed the name to "The Guess Who" (without a question mark), and they enjoyed a US Top 10 hit the following year with "These Eyes". Their biggest success came with the 1970 release of American Woman: the title track was the first Canadian song to top the US charts, and it topped the Canadian chart and made an impression in the UK too. "No Time" also went to No.1 in Canada, and made the US Top 5. Guitarist and songwriter Randy Bachman then left to form Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and the band struggled to replicate their earlier success, though they still had several minor hits. "Clap for the Wolfman" (1974) was a Top 10 hit on both sides of the border, but the band broke up the following year. THE ORIGINAL RELEASES OF ROAD FOOD & ROCKIN STILL IN THEIR ORIGINAL SEALS (but each has a small cutout in jacket). Rockin , originally released in 1972, represented a back-to-basics album for The Guess Who. The twin-guitars of Kurt Winter and Greg Leskiw power one of the band s hardest rocking releases. Yet in true early 70s Guess Who fashion, Rockin features an all-inclusive definition of rock, from the heavy riffs of opening track and single Heartbroken Bopper, the 50s-styled boogies Get Your Ribbons On and Running Bear, the harmony-driven Smoke Big Factory, the socially conscious Guns, Guns, Guns, and the psychedelic multipart suite that closed the original album. A longtime cult-favorite among their fans, ROAD FOOD - 1. Star Baby 2. Attila's Blues 3. Straighten Out 4. Don't You Want Me 5. One Way Road to Hell 6. Clap for the Wolfman 7. Pleasin' for Reason 8. Road Food 9. The Ballad of the Last Five Years ROCKIN - 1. Heartbroken Bopper 2. Get Your Ribbons On 3. Smoke Big Factory 4. Arrivederci Girl 5. Guns, Guns, Guns 6. Running Bear 7. Back To The City 8. Your Nashville Sneakers 9. Herbert s A Loser 10. Hi Rockers! - Sea Of Love, Heaven Only Moved Once Yesterday, Don t You Want Me
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