Q - 2/97, p.1063 Stars (out of 5)
- "...by 1974, when this compilation starts, Climax had long abandoned 12-bar blues covers and were writing all their own material, encompassing gritty soul, and funky jazz....Somewhere between Little Feat and the Average White Band....[They] deserve a reappraisal."
Couldn't Get It Right contains all of the Climax Blues Band's big hits from 1974 on, which means that it bypasses their earliest material -- which was the closest they ever came to the blues. But it does contain all their big hits, from the title track to "Running Out of Time," making it a near-definitive retrospective. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine