this does indeed rate five stars, but then "howlin' wind" and "heat treatment," by the same standard, rate six. i could listen to nothing but those three works by this then-angry brit (mellowed a lot since his marriage and parenthood) for the rest of my life and be satisfied. gp knows how to write rock 'n' roll, and at this point in his life, he had the gut for it. the rumour was also one of the finest backing units in rock history. for the record, and since there is some confusion in these reviews on the subject, "you can't be too strong" is not pro-choice. it's not pro-life in the sense of being strident and preachy, but it sure as hell ain't pro-choice. it's scary and real. and it's pure rock genius, which is perhaps no more than lots of talent, but when listening to the likes of this, i don't care.