Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Track 2, “Sweet Satisfaction”, is a good time rocker, and pleasant enough.
Track 3 is “You Better Run”, which is a pop song, and again is a good times rocker.
Track 4 ended Side 1 of the LP, and is a long (7.12 minutes) instrumental jam called, simply, “Grunt”. It is actually OK to listen to, but is not particularly inspiring. The bass, of course, does take it out of the ordinary: see above.
Track 5 on the CD opened Side 2 of the LP, and is “Sweet Mary”. This is very good indeed. It is a slow, traditional Chicago style blues, and features some very tasty slide guitar in the middle 8; maybe Micky had borrowed the National again? [see above].
Track 6, being Track 2 on Side 2 of the LP, is “I Wish You Would”. This is a most enjoyable, cheerful rock’n’roll stomp.
Track 7 is “Goodmorning Little Schoolgirl”, which I had first heard by Ten Years After, in a version I had thought could never be equalled. The way Tramline did this traditional blues thing is softer than the usual renditions, and is not only distinctive, but actually superb.
The album ends with the song called “Harriet’s Underground Railway”, a title which has nothing at all to do with the track [see above]. It is a thumping rock style blues number, featuring piano and sax; not bad at all.
This is, thus, a rather good album, and somewhat better than I remember on playing my first “wrong” copy [see above].
Next time, we get onto another of the albums I bought which had been sampled on “You Can All Join In”.