Saturday, May 18, 2013
Badfinger - Straight Up
The standout track on Straight Up is Pete Ham's "Baby Blue," which features some of the best sounding guitar work in the Badfinger catalogue. This album was partially produced by George Harrison, who quit the project halfway through, leaving the other half for Todd Rundgren. There is evidence of both producers on the album, which makes things a bit more fun with repeated listens. What really shines through on this album is Badfinger's ability to just lay down pure power pop regardless of who is producing, who is still in the band, and whoever happens to be stealing the band's money. Give them credit for a lot of things, but don't forget their resilience.
Baleeted? No. I'm still not done with this album.