Returning to the Motown and Northern soul that provided the basis of their debut album, ABC turned to the pop songcraft on their fifth album, Alphabet City. The increased songcraft is certainly engaging, particularly on the hit "When Smokey Sings," but the songs are usually indistinguishable from each other, resulting in a sleek, stylish, and thoroughly entertaining album that leaves no lasting memory.
A fine compilation of the the Detroit rocker's good times gonzos. "Motor City Madhouse" is a track from Ted's first solo album and the madness has never left! A powerful, high-decibel guitarist and singer who hit the peak of his fame in the '70s with a gonzo act that earned him the nickname Motor City Madman.