Silver Pistol - United Artists 1971
The group's obvious strength were the good songs, of which there were many on most albums. In particular, it was a great asset to the group to have two very fine songwriters in Nick Lowe and Ian Gomm.
Silver Pistol from 1971 is oftemn considered as their finest, especially because of the strong songwriting, so you easily forgive that they may lack a bit of originality. If you did not know any better, you'd believe that you were listening to an American band strongly inspirereret by people like Gram Parsons or John Sebastian.
Ian Gomm, contributes here with four songs that are all great. Especially "Dry Land" and "Range War" belong to the group's very best.
Otherwise it is as usual Nick Lowe, who is the most prolific contributor. Among Lowe's songs you'll probably notice the fine John Sebastian-inspired ballad "Nightingale". Also the upbeat and melodic "Unknown Number" is a highlight. Finally, the title track could be brought forward on an album where there are no real weak tracks.