lukpac wrote:I think the "downfall" of any post-Straight Up album is none have a "Baby Blue" or "Day After Day" - those two are (IMO) *so* strong they really anchor that album.
I see what you're saying, and I don't really disagree ... Although for me "Know One Knows" on WYWH comes close to that league. It's the kind of infectious, catchy pop/rock composition that just stays in your head. (And I was really tickled to hear the acoustic demo of it on the Japanese edition of 7 Park Avenue.)
In the Badfinger documentary, Joey Molland really lays the praise on Ham's WYWH compositions, singling out "Know One Knows" and "Dennis" in particular, IIRC. For me, that was spot on ... I felt Ham's WYWH songs were noticeably more potent than anything he'd written since Straight Up. It makes what happened immediately after the album was released especially sad.