RELEASE
LABEL
Atco
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Album Rock

Album Review

Rough Mix, Pete Townshend's 1977 collaboration with former Small Faces and Faces songwriter and bass player Ronnie Lane, combines the loose, rollicking folk-rock of Lane's former band, Slim Chance, with touches of country, folk, and New Orleans rock & roll, along with Townshend's own trademark style. Lane's tunes, especially the beautiful "Annie," possess an understated charm, while Townshend, with songs such as "Misunderstood," the Meher Baba-inspired "Keep Me Turning," and the strange love song "My Baby Gives It Away," delivers some of the best material of his solo career. Rough Mix stands as a minor masterpiece and an overlooked gem in both artists' vast bodies of work. Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, and Charlie Watts guest.
Brett Hartenbach, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. My Baby Gives It Away
  2. Nowhere to Run
  3. Rough Mix
  4. Annie
  5. Keep Me Turning
  6. Catmelody
  7. Misunderstood
  8. April Fool
  9. Street in the City
  10. Heart to Hang Onto
  11. Till the Rivers All Run Dry