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In February 1978.

In February 1978, “Mercury” label released “Street Action”, the seventh Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO) studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Robbie Bachman, Jim Clench, Blair Thornton and C.F. Turner.


  • Robbie Bachman- percussion, drums
  • Jim Clench- bass, electric bass, vocals
  • Blair Thornton- lead guitar, electric guitar
  • F. Turner- guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Rolf Henneman – engineer
  • Jeff Tolman – assistant engineer
  • James Omara – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robbie Bachman, Jim Clench, Blair Thornton and C.F. Turner.

  1. I’m in Love
  2. Down the Road
  3. Takes a Lot of People
  4. A Long Time for a Little While
  5. Street Action
  6. For Love
  7. Madison Avenue
  8. You’re Gonna Miss Me
  9. The World Is Waiting for a Love Song

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Mercury” label released “Not Fragile”, the third Bachman–Turner Overdrive album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sound City” in Van Nuys, in California; “Kaye-Smith Studios” in Seattle, and was produced by Randy Bachman.


  • Randy Bachman- guitar, vocals
  • Robbie Bachman- percussion, drums
  • Blair Thornton- guitar, backing vocals
  • F. Turner- bass guitar, vocals
  • Frank Trowbridge- slide guitar
  • Engineer: Mark Smith
  • Assistant engineer: Buzz Richmond
  • Mixing assistant: Richard Dashut
  • Mastering: Tom “Curly” Ruff
  • Design: Joe Kotleba
  • Art direction: Jim Ladwig
  • Photography: John Brott, Tom Zamiar

Track listing:

  1. Not Fragile – C. Fred Turner
  2. Rock Is My Life, and This Is My Song – Randy Bachman
  3. Roll Down the Highway – C. Fred Turner, Robbie Bachman
  4. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Randy Bachman
  5. Free Wheelin’ – Blair Thornton
  6. Sledgehammer – Randy Bachman
  7. Blue Moanin’ – C. Fred Turner
  8. Second Hand – Randy Bachman
  9. Givin’ It All Away – Blair Thornton

In February 1977.


In February 1977, “Mercury” label released “Freeways”, the sixth studio Bachman–Turner Overdrive studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Randy Bachman. It was the last album with Randy Bachman  until 1984  reunion “Bachman-Turner Overdrive” studio album, and the last album studio album made by the band’s most successful “Not Fragile” line up.


  • Randy Bachman- acoustic guitar, guitar, bass, vocals, lap steel guitar
  • Robbie Bachman- drums
  • Blair Thornton- guitar, background vocals
  • F. Turner- bass, vocals
  • Engineer: George Semkiw
  • Assistant engineer: Mick Walsh, Mark Wright
  • Jim Ladwig art direction
  • Joe Kotleba – design
  • Bruce Cole – photography
  • Kenneth McGowan – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Bachman except where noted

  1. Can We All Come Together
  2. Life Still Goes On (I’m Lonely) – F. Turner
  3. Shotgun Rider
  4. Just for You
  5. My Wheels Won’t Turn
  6. Down, Down
  7. Easy Groove
  8. Freeways