Recorded on May 22, 1972
Released in Aug. 1972
Live at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington
The endless hits this band had starting with Chad Allen ( Shaking All Over Days ) and other Artists in 1965 were phenomenal. But in 1972 from this album, this song along with ” Runnin’ Back to Saskatoon ” were favorites among our Wild Hippie Group.
Burton Cummings – Flute, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Kale – Bass, Vocals
Don McDougal – Guitar, Vocals
Kurt Winter – Guitar, Vocals
Garry Peterson – Drums, Vocals
And the song didn’t advocate drugs, on the contrary it was an anti-drug song thus the opening lyric: Get on board, The Reaper wants to take you all for a ride.
Nevertheless we were too busy getting high back then to notice. LOL
Note: I only smoked weed 1971-73. Then I grew up.
But this Guess Who jam again showed a fusion of a Jazzier side before the pure explosion of the Rock-n-Roll.
So enjoy the Flashback.