In fact, Bloodletting is every bit as energetic and rock & roll as Free, or their first (self-titled) album.
Bloodletting features Concrete Blonde as a three piece – Johnette Napolitano on vocals and bass, James Mankey on guitar, and Roxy Music's Paul Thompson on drums. Also some guest appearances by Peter Buck, Steve Wynn, and Andy Prieboy. Side note – pretty sure Peter Buck wins the "most appearances" and maybe "most valuable player" award for my top 100, as he's worked with R.E.M., Concrete Blonde, Robyn Hitchcock, 10,000 Maniacs, and Warren Zevon albums that have showed up in this list. Basically, the man's a damn machine.