Four Wheel Drive (album)

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Released May 1975
Genre Hard rock
Length 33:32
Label Mercury
Producer Randy Bachman

Four Wheel Drive is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). It peaked at #1 in Canada on the RPM national albums chart on October 4 and again on October 18, 1975 while hitting #5 on the U.S. Pop Albums chart. The most popular single from the album, “Hey You,” was written by Randy Bachman. It reached #1 in Canada, holding the top position on the RPM national singles chart for two weeks in June, 1975, and #21 on the U.S. charts. Some reviews stated the song was directed at Bachman’s former Guess Who band mate, Burton Cummings.

According to liner notes supplied with the BTO compilation CD The Anthology, Mercury records had wanted a quick follow-up to the highly successful Not Fragile album. Thus, Four-Wheel Drive was recorded in six days, much of it containing material that was left over from the Not Fragile sessions.

Track listing

1. “Four Wheel Drive” Randy Bachman, Thornton Turner 4:20
2. “She’s a Devil” Thornton, Turner Turner 4:43
3. “Hey You” Randy Bachman Bachman 3:34
4. “Flat Broke Love” Turner Turner 3:56
5. “She’s Keepin’ Time” Randy Bachman Bachman 4:09
6. “Quick Change Artist” Randy Bachman, Turner Turner 3:19
7. “Lowland Fling” Randy Bachman, Thornton Bachman 5:20
8. “Don’t Let the Blues Get You Down” Turner Turner 4:11


Randy Bachman – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Robbie Bachman – percussion, drums, background vocals
Blair Thornton – guitar, background vocals, slide guitar
C.F. Turner – bass, vocals


Producer: Randy Bachman
Engineer: Mark Smith
Mastering: Tom “Curly” Ruff
Director: Bruce Allen
Art direction: Jim Ladwig
Design: Joe Kotleba
Cover construction: Parvis Sadighian
Art Design: Ryan Walsh, Alex Does
Photography: John Brott, Tom Zamiar