I was big on Badfinger when they first came out. I got their 2nd album, NO DICE, from a mail-order record club. I opened the card-board mailer and there was that classy black and white photo of that sexy lady on the cover. Pulled out the record and smelled that fresh vinyl with that classic Apple label with Badfinger's name and titles. Put it on my record player----and it sounded sorta like Badfinger...kind of Beatle-y....but when I played the supposed No Matter What cut...it wasn't No Matter What!
I was confused, but eventually figured out that the company that pressed it inadvertantly had used the John Lennon Plastic Ono Band master! I prolly should have kept it, might be worth some bucks, but I returned it for the real McCoy.
I couldn't drive at the time, I was only 15 years old, but in '71 they were in concert about 60 miles from my backwater town. A friend of mine went to see them, but said that they were a bit rough and out of tune, he wasn't impressed. I was surprised, I had really wanted to see them, but I guess they were tired/ripped or were off their game that night.
I had all their stuff up through '81/'82--the one with the Peter Max cover, which music I thought was very good.