A big thank you to M Doyle for his review and he is absolutely right. Ignore the other reviews.
The Great thing about Harry was that he was the alternative to Bands mentioned in other reviews like The F'n Bee Gees. Yea that was about the time things changed and really started sucking in the music biz. Put it this way. If The Beatles came out today the industry would be trying to find a "Category" for them. When a band puts a song like Helter Skelter on an album and then Martha My Dear on the same album, what does a poor music executive do? Is it rock? Is it pop? Is it easy listening? I'm sorry I can't sign you guys cause it's just not marketable. You have to pick one style and go with it.
Anyone who was truly a Harry fan knows he also had no category. He was just a guy who ( like any true music lover ) likes a good tune.
His choice to use only strings for Knnillssonn was great!
He was being what he was AN ARTIST.
I don't think the man ever thought about writing a hit song
or fitting in with the sound of the day.
I think his hits slipped under the music biz radar.
And Thank god for that.
Harry was all over the map in his musical taste as we all are.
We like rock, we like jazz ,we like pop, we like rap.
But god forbid if one artist tried to mix these styles on one album an call it "The White album"
Our small brains just wouldn't be able to comprehend it.
These days we only allow artists to be one thing.
They are not allowed to change or progress like say The Beatles or Harry Nisson.
Music is art, art is being creative, creative means creating something new.