Guitar Player, July 1981, page 167
You could probably identify most of the rock clichés this band uses after just listen to the ten songs on the LP. But what you might not know is that Badfinger - in existence since the mid 60's and one of the first groups signed by the Beatles' Apple Records in 1968 - once helped popularize many of them. While there's nothing musically groundbreaking about Say No More, it is full of energy and quality guitar work, courtesy of original Badfinger member Joey Molland and the recently acquired Glenn Sherba. Well-harmonized, McCartneyesque vocals throughout this collection of power-pop tunes make for interesting listening.
People, April 6, 1981
The British-based band has been around since the late 60's, surviving personnel shifts and the death of fine guitarist / lead singer Peter Ham in 1975. After early breakthroughs that included joining in George Harrison's Bangladesh concert and such hits as Baby Blue and Day After Day, Badfinger now a quintet, and only guitarists / songwriters Tom Evans and Joey Molland remain from the old lineup. The sound is new and bold, a clean driving pop-rock that's breathless and buoyant. The opening cut, I Got You (not Sonny and Cher's old I Got You Babe), kicks off with a drum roll and rockabilly fervor, and the pace never lets up. There are still fine harmonies - a Badfinger hallmark - and crisp drumming, now by Richard Bryans. One regret: Badfinger has forsaken the acoustic guitar backing that once gave it a distinct folky anchor and a soothing break in the rock.
Seventeen, June 1981, page 88
I Got You sings Joey Molland, and that's good news for anyone who dotes on good-time rock and roll. The band follows through with a rollicking group of tunes - Hold On, Crocadillo - guaranteed to have you dancing your feet off. Guitarist Joey shares the album's songwriting credits with Tom Evans, who shoulders the bass. Badfinger they may be, but you'd be hard put to find one.