Rock of the Westies
Rock of the Westies is the tenth studio album by English musician Elton John, released on 4 October 1975. The title is a spoonerism play on the phrase "West of the Rockies", the album having been recorded at Caribou Ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
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|Rock of the Westies|
|Studio album by|
|Released||4 October 1975|
|Studio||Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado; remixed at Trident, London|
|Label||MCA (US), DJM (UK)|
|Elton John chronology|
|Singles from Rock of the Westies|
|Christgau's Record Guide||A–|
|Rolling Stone||(not rated)|
As with Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Rock of the Westies debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, the only two albums at that time to have done so. It was also successful (albeit to a lesser extent) in the artist's home territory of the UK, where it reached No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart.
Robert Christgau ranked it as No. 7 on his list of the best albums of 1975.