HEAD ON (Bachman–Turner Overdrive album)

Head On (Bachman–Turner Overdrive album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Released December 1975
Recorded 1975 RCA Studios, Toronto
Genre Rock
Length 42:28
Label Mercury
Producer Randy Bachman

Head On is the fifth studio album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in December 1975. On the original vinyl release, the album came with a 24×24 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 released as a single in 1975 but not included on the vinyl nor the original Mercury CD release of Head On.

The single “Take It Like a Man” reached #33 on the US charts and received significant airplay at that time. It was the last of the band’s six U.S Top 40 singles. 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 U.S. Top 40, but received heavy airplay upon its release on both conventional rock and soft rock FM stations.

“Away from Home” was also released as a single in the UK only, with “Down To The Line” on the B-side. It did not chart.

This album is currently in print.

Track listing

“Find Out About Love” – 4:40 (Randy Bachman)
“It’s Over” – 3:18 (C.F. Turner, Blair Thornton)
“Average Man” – 4:00 (Randy Bachman, Robbie Bachman)
“Woncha Take Me for a While” – 5:05 (Turner, Randy Bachman)
“Wild Spirit” – 2:59 (Turner, Thornton)
“Take It Like a Man” – 3:40 (Turner, Thornton)
“Lookin’ Out for #1” – 5:20 (Randy Bachman)
“Away from Home” – 4:30 (Turner)
“Stay Alive” (Mono) – 4:12 (Randy Bachman)
“Down to the Line” (*) – 4:01 (Randy Bachman, Kim Fowley, Mark Anthony, Vincent Furnier)
(*) Available only on the 2003 rerelease on CD and the 2013 Japanese Mini LP Remastered CD (as non-album single of 1975)


Randy Bachman – vocals, guitar
C.F. Turner – vocals, bass guitar
Blair Thornton – guitar
Robbie Bachman – drums, percussion, backing vocals on “Down to the Line”


Little Richard – piano (Tracks 6 and 9)
Barry Keane – congas
Producer: Randy Bachman
Engineer: Mark Smith