Not Fragile is the third album by Canadian rock band Bachman–Turner Overdrive, released in 1974. The title could be thought of as a response to Yes’ Fragile. Some feel that the group achieved a more original sound in this album; it has been described as a cross between Mountain and early ZZ Top. The arrival of Blair Thornton (replacing Tim Bachman) gave the band a true second lead guitar to pair with Randy Bachman, and dual-guitar solos are prominent features on many Not Fragile tracks. It proved to be the group’s most popular album (not counting compilations), and is the only BTO album to have reached #1 on the US Pop Album charts. “Roll On Down the Highway” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” were hit singles, with the latter hitting #1 on the singles charts in November 1974. Other cuts had significant airplay on FM rock radio.
[Dedicated to Angel, Ohrt, Thylander, Tingstrup and all the boys over at Bongorama]