Thursday, December 04, 2008

Yet Another Early Clue to the New Direction

From sometime in the 70s, here's multi-generational annoyance the man who introduced duck suits to rock 'n' roll, Elton John , with his evergreen ballad "Daniel."



You know, it occurs to me that while I do not hate Elton John, and in fact there are a fair number of songs of his that when they come on the radio I don't reflexively lunge to change the station, I have nonetheless never owned one of his albums or sat under the headphones listening to one for pleasure.

Not a criticism, just an observation.

In any case, as usual a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans its relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

Not holding my breath, though.

16 comments:

Sal Nunziato said...

Songs about air travel

steve simels said...

Interesting idea, but no.
:-)

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Singer-songwriters with the stature of Paul Williams.

Anonymous said...

You did give Blue Moves a favorable notice in Stereo Review, however; you thought it lachrymose as hell, but also unusually honest and rather touching. (I think. I don't know, it's a long time ago.)

Songs that reference clouds or the sky?

jeff

Anonymous said...

bands with chick drummers?
or perhaps bands that you want to hate but dont ??

Ken J said...

I like the "band you want to hate but don't"

Best songs with music written by the performing artist or group, but with lyrics written by a 3rd party.

Ken J said...

Or, best songs or group that happen to have a biblical name or allusion

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

The He Aint Heavy list of songs referencing brothers?

TMink said...

Steve, the albums through Captain Fantastic were released on SACD and sound marvelous! The first album is ok, and I did not purchase Captain, but the rest I really enjoy.

After that, he drives me nuts.

Trey

TMink said...

Electric piano ditties?

Songs with lyrics about eyes?

Songs about missing?

Despite the bad audio, it is really a very nice tune and mature lyric.

Trey

steve simels said...


Who Am Us Anyway? said...
The He Aint Heavy list of songs referencing brothers?


You're beginning to really bug me, my friend.
:-)

Seriously, that's close enough, but I'm not gonna officially give you the award untill somebody else nails it.

TJWood said...
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TJWood said...

Who Am Us Anyway? said...
The He Aint Heavy list of songs referencing brothers?

You're beginning to really bug me, my friend.
:-)

Seriously, that's close enough, but I'm not gonna officially give you the award untill somebody else nails it.


Then how about songs referencing a blood relative in the title or lyric?

steve simels said...


TJWood said...

Who Am Us Anyway? said...
The He Aint Heavy list of songs referencing brothers?

Then how about songs referencing a blood relative in the title or lyric?


Okay -- that's in fact it.

And the judges decision is that the first ever Joint Coveted PowerPop No-Prize goes to both of you.

I salute you, despite your pernicious influence!!!
:-)

And your prizes are heading out to you via Shiba Inu sled train as we speak.

steve simels said...

BTW --

Did I really give "Blue Moves" a good review back in the day?

I have absolutely no memory of it whatsoever...