I'll need to get it all out of my system, so today we'll extend "Roy Wood Appreciation Day" with two tracks from 1979's grossly underrated "On The Road Again." This was the follow-up to one of the most bizarro records of Roy's career, "Super Active Wizzo," a collection of over-produced (even by Roy's standards) jazz-oriented, rock and roll that at times resembles a cacophony of playing two unrelated records at the very same time and still, I don't mind it. "On The Road Again" is back to basics (by Roy's standards) and features some of his sweetest melodies.
The track up top, "Jimmy Lad" well...it simply kills me.
The track below, "Keep Your Hands On The Wheel" was the single and for good reason. Infectious from the initial needle-drop, a melody to die for on the verses and drumming by none other than John "Bonzo" Bonham.
(Jeff McK--did you see my e-mail?)