Accidentally made a double post. Whoops.
I'll take this opportunity to ask: what do you think about I Go Crazy and why? I like it a lot; I think it's just a just really fun rock 'n' roll all the way through, particularly at the very end.
A very good ol' rocking stray back into straight up rock & roll, away from the pop sound they were going gung ho for at the time
The b-side of the first single from the album included a hard rocking song. The album itself included two hard rocking songs, one of which was released as a single.
Older fan favourites like ANATO or ADATR didn't include more than 2-3 hard rocking songs or any less of the pop songs.
I would argue that the claim of "going pop" is mostly based on the misconception that any guitar based music is rock, and any synthesiser music is pop.
"One of Brian's best rockers"?
"White man", "It's Late", "Father To Son", "Brighton Rock", "Hammer To Fall", "Dead On Time"...*those* are the songs that I consider to be his "best rockers"...but to each their own.