Uncut - p.1103 stars out of 5
-- "[A]n expansive item with horns, strings and historical authenticity..."
Personnel: John Entwistle; Robert A. Johnson, Graham Deakin, Mike Deacon.
Author: John Entwistle.
After three solo releases in a span of three years, Who bassist John Entwistle decided to form his own 'band' for his fourth non-Who release, MAD DOG. Credited to John Enwistle's Ox, the band greatly expanded to include horns, keyboards, and strings to the usual rock band set-up (bass, vocals, guitar, drums). Entwistle's most ambitious release contains quite a few highlights, such as the autobiographical "Cell Number 7" (which recounts The Who's 1974 Montreal arrest after trashing a hotel room), the country-tinged title track, and horn-driven "I Fall To Pieces." Entwistle attempted to launch a massive tour in support of MAD DOG (complete with his new extended band), but the nightmarish logistics proved to be insurmountable.