WHOA!!! Talk about underrated! 'Restless' and my favourite track 'Lil fridgerator' rock as hard as anything on Rock of the westies. Actually, it is this album that Elton came closest to replicating the sound of Goodbye Yellow brick road. The bakcing vocalists were the same as Yellow Brick, there wasn't any brass, The rock 'n' roll really rocks, mature ballads like 'In Neon', 'Burning Buildings' and the title track were similar to and as good as the ballads on the second half of Yellow brick road. For example, 'In Neon' sought of reminds me of 'Roy Rodgers', but sounds fresh. Then there are strong pop songs, including a song that never gets a mention, 'Did he shoot her?', an energetic but melodic pop song, it's my seocnd favourite. Of-course, lets not forget 'Sad Songs say so much' which was the hit and a great song. It is a pop song that sounds 80's but it's just as good as his 70's pop songs, except for a few exceptional masterpieces like 'Candle in the wind'. Passenger is very original, and has an intruiging lyric. 'Who wears these shoes?' Doesn't rock as hard as 'Restless' and 'Lil fridgerator' but it's fine rock n roll all the same. 'Slow down Georgie, she's poison' is probably the worst song, IMO, but it's still worthy of 8/10, as it rocks, the melody is cool, and it's a great lyric. It's just that the instrumental bit doesn't really fit in with the rest of the song. The lyrics really have an old-fashioned feel to them.