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Badfinger At The Crossroads

Mark Leviton, Phonograph Record, May 1972

ONE WOULD THINK that a group as successful as Badfinger, a group with their momentum (three top-selling singles, one LP million seller, association with Bangla Desh (concert, album, and film, etc.) would rise steadily and happily in popularity. This is the case, of course, but prosperity has brought with it many problems, and Badfinger is in a period of intense thought as the four members begin to grapple with approaching stardom and the plagues that adhere to it. The band is simultaneously content and restless, artistically satisfied and professionally frustrated, encouraged and discouraged. This is a time of change for Badfinger during which conflicts in both business and artistic matters must be resolved into a more workable system. As bass player Tom Evans says, "Something has to change now. It simply can't stay the same."

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