Sunday, 15 December 2019
Chicago - Chicago X (1976)
The eight album from this US band.
The band was an eight piece big band on this album with a lineup of woodwinds, bass, guitars, keyboards, percussion, drums, strings and vocals.
They had help from some guest musicians who provided mellotron, bass, guitars, steel drums and piano.
.. And I have no idea why this, their eight album is named X.
Chicago albums was a bit of a hit and miss in those days. They sometimes went pop and sometime a lot harder than pop. Harder and a lot more interesting.
Chicago X is a mix of pop and funk. Terry Kath's guitars still added a lot of quality to their music.... before he very tragic passed on.
There is some Peter Cetera tearful ballads here. His trademark in other words.
Some of this album is very funky too. Funky and bordering to disco.
This album has all the hallmarks of wanting to appeal to the masses and there is not much here to enjoy for those more interested in substance than cheap, bland music.
Terry Kath's guitars is the only interesting parts of this album. The rest is best forgotten.