The title track is not only the single greatest thing the Utah born and bread brothers ever recorded, but also one of the greatest singles the 1970's ever produced. Period. Just ravel in its glorious unbound madness. Why didn't they do more of this?
The would-you-believe-it semi-bluesy "Life is Hard Enough Without Goodbyes" (Is that a theremin I hear in there?!) is yet another style-breaking surprise. And so is the mid-tempo "We All Fall Down", all horns and harmonies.
Thankfully though, the record is not without its dose of sweet Osmond balladry. Admittedly, there's nothing here that equals 1974's "Love Me For a Reason" - that was still a couple of years ahead - but "What Could it Be" definitely ranks as one of their best ballads nonetheless.
Although some of their most memorable stuff was still yet to come (The aforementioned "Love Me For a Reason", as well as "One Way Ticket to Anywhere" from "The Plan") as far as I'm concerned, when it comes to the Osmonds, "Crazy Horses" is where it's at. A solid, all-original album, and a classic kick-ass single. You can't ask for much more than that. The white Vegas-era Elvis jumpsuits we can - and should - just forgive and forget.