Label: Parlophone UK
In 1973 Roy Wood released two albums: Wizzard Brew (with his band Wizzard) and Boulders. Both are excellent fusions of art rock and glam. But where the former is a two-megaton belly flop into a sea of sonic insanity, the latter is a collection of exquisitely crafted pop that's perfect for the highway. The record opens with one of Wood's most hummable tunes, the gospel-infused "Songs of Praise." From there he wanders through Brian Wilson-inspired bubblegum, faux rockabilly and even some country rock.