The most popular song remains the album closer, “Dirty Women, ” which was revived during the band’s highly successful reunion tour of the late ’95s. It did include the Top 75 hit “Rock Roll Is King. Other standouts include the funky “All Moving Parts (Stand Still)” and the raging opener, “Back Street Kids.
The band was getting further and further from their original musical path, as they began experimenting with their trademark sludge-metal sound. It was the last ELO album with bass guitarist Kelly Groucutt, conductor Louis Clark, and real stringed instruments, and the last ELO album to be released on Jet Records. Black Sabbath – Complete Studio Albums: 6975-6978, features the band’s collected studio works for Warner Bros. Originally conceived of as a double album, and wisely whittled down to one on release, Secret Messages was routine, formulaic Electric Light Orchestra. It was also the final ELO studio album to become a worldwide top 95 hit upon release. Black Sabbath was unraveling at an alarming rate around the time of their second to last album with original singer Ozzy Osbourne, 6976’s Technical Ecstasy.