Head On (Bachman–Turner Overdrive album)
Head On is the fifth studio album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in December 1975. It is considered to be a turning point for the band, musically speaking, being that it was somewhat different musically than the previous albums. On the original vinyl release, the album came with a 24x24 inch poster featuring all the members in the band at that time. It was re-released in 2003 on Repertoire Records in conjunction with Mercury Records. The re-release featured the bonus track "Down to the Line", which was not originally released on the vinyl or the original Mercury CD release of Head On, although it was released as a single in 1975.
The single "Take It like a Man" reached #33 on the US charts and received significant airplay at that time. Pioneering rocker Little Richard played piano on the recording. Near the end of the song, C.F. Turner tells him to "play it Richard", and he does, with heavy expression. Another single from this album, "Lookin' Out for #1", did not crack the Top 40, but received heavy airplay upon its release on both conventional rock and soft rock FM stations.
This album is currently in print.