Louis's Friday Pick: THE OSMONDS-CRAZY HORSES/THE PLAN
Released in 1972, this album, along with its 1973 follow-up THE PLAN, are pretty much the sound of the Osmonds, the most wholesome, clean-cut band of all-time, rebelling. Yep, they're telling pops "Screw off dad, I wanna rock!" and turning their amps up all the way, even getting into a guttural growl here and there. Check out this live performance of the title track:
Here's THE PLAN's "Let Me In" --true POP perfection-- from TOP OF THE POPS:
Go to Hell, Led Zeppelin! CRAZY HORSES rocks so hard it even made the list in Chuck Eddy's Stairway to Hell: The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums at number #66. No joke! But, I know that the "hard" stuff scares some of you guys off, so, let not your heart be troubled: beautifully arranged ballads such as "Let Me In" and insane psychedelic romps like "War in Heaven" mingle wonderfully together to create an album that's better than SGT. PEPPER. There, I said it.
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