Road Food found the Guess Who taking a jazzy turn in a different direction from the guitar-soaked sound the group had mined to popularity for several years. Burton Cummings' piano was moved more to the front of the mix for this recording. "Star Baby" was the first single released from the album, and though it's catchy and sounds like a hit, it wasn't. However, the novelty tune "Clap for the Wolfman," featuring Wolfman Jack himself, did hit the Top Ten, providing the band with its last visit there. The rest of the album is uneven, with some snazzy, jazzy tunes and a couple of overblown ballads.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Newsom