The band wanted to call the album Songs For The Frustrated Housewife or Thieves, Punks, Rip-Offs & Liars but were overruled by their record company! Norm Roue (Band Of Light) joined as a second guitarist (much to the surprise of John Baxter), but before the twin guitars of Roue and Baxter could gel, Baxter was sacked.
With the line-up of Dave Tice, bass player Peter Wells, drummer Jimmy Economou and slide guitarist Norm Roue in place, the early months of 1975 found the band working in new guitarist Karl Taylor, The band's sound changed immediately, with a more rock'n'roll edge dominating, As Tice recalls, 'The change in the Buffalo sound was completely down to the change in line up, That whole organic approach where John came from, that worked for us at the time whereas Karl Taylor and Chris Turner, a bit later on, were formalised in their playing, They were both very formally educated players, much more traditional in their approach, The idea of getting into a rehearsal room with Karl or Chris and just jamming for a few hours, and saying 'that was good, let's take that and work with it', all that was out the window, The later albums featured songs that one or the other brought into the studio as reasonably completed ideas or songs, Prior to that the songs were built out of whatever we had in our heads at the time, The dynamic had changed.'
The album kicks off strongly enough with 'Long Time Gone' and 'Honey Babe', with 'Little Queenie' and 'Lucky' keeping up the pace, We've included the non-album single B-sides here as bonus tracks, a cover of the Bobby Troup ripper 'Girl Can't Help It' and the Tice/Taylor-penned 'On My Way' which help round out the whole album. 'Sweet Little Sixteen' b/w 'Essukay' (Vertigo 6037 902) slipped out as a single during April but went by completely unnoticed, Overall, the stripped-down rock n roll sound on display is certainly accessible and energetic, with the band coming on like some of those London pub-rock bands, such as Dr Feelgood and Ducks Deluxe, simultaneously hitting their straps over in the UK.