Buffalo - Only Want You for Your Body. 1974 Australia


Buffalo - Only Want You for Your Body. 1974 Vertigo

CD reissue: 2005 Aztec

Packaging details: And we'll wrap up our Buffalo series with their third and final excellent hard rock album (they went to release two other substandard albums, at least in this listener's opinion). As with "Volcanic Rock", I believe the Aztec version is the only legit version on the market. And like all Aztec releases, this one is magnificent, with a tri-fold digi-pak and loads of photos and liner notes. If there was ever an album that would compel me to leave off the album cover for a posting, this would be the one.

Review: I really think my RYM friend Tymeshifter nails this one with referring to Buffalo's third album as being influenced by none other than Terrible Ted Nugent. They've moved on from the Sabbath inspired "Volcanic Rock" album and upped the pace, while maintaining a certain lascivious standard as on 'I'm a Skirt Lifter, Not a Shirt Raiser' and 'Kings Cross Ladies'. Great guitar leads that would make our Republican *buffalo* hunter proud (hey, wait a minute...). Seriously, every stoner band worth its bong has tried to emulate Dave Tice's voice. Do not even claim to be a fan of said scene without at least paying homage to the originator. And the track 'What's Going On' predates "British Steel" era Judas Priest by 6 years.

Sadly, Buffalo would slide way downhill from here. Boogie rock was the all the rage Downunda, and Buffalo succumbed. Gotta make a livin', I can understand that.

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