Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Head On [Mercury, 1975]
The bad-mouthing finally reached even a bemused admirer like myself, so that I was all ready with an alternate title--Flat Tired; pretty funny, eh?--until I listened one last time. Which is when I noticed that "Average Man" is a well-above-average cut, a typical paradox for this obstreperously ordinary group and album. Clomp on. B-