Canada's Own the Guess who Released this Title in 1970, Containing What Would Become the Group's Biggest Hit 'american Woman'. Also features 'no Time', 'no Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature' and Seven More Tracks.
The title track from this album remains one of the great rock songs of all time. It is rather amazing how it continues to pop up in movies and commercials as well as getting air play. The Lenny Kravitz cover and the song's prominence in "Austin Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me" are simply testaments to the enduring strength of this song. "American Woman" was the #1 single when I was living in Japan and I remember how they would play "American Woman" and then do the flip side, "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature." The other big hit from this album is "No Time," and there are also "When Friends Fall Out" and "Proper Stranger," all solid traditional rock songs. However, the forgotten gem is "Talisman," which is more of a progressive rock song featuring acoustic guitar and piano. Most of the good songs from this album are on the Guess Who's greatest hits album, but I made a point of picking up this one as well just for "Talisman." It is well worth it to me just to have this song on CD, I think it is that good. There is no doubt that "American Woman" is far and away the best album these guys ever put out.
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