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ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On August 2nd, 2019

Because Friday night is Music Night.

Sixty years on, I finally make it home. It feels like I’ve been sat on the A303 for that long, thanks to a Belgian electrician or whoever bodged this Mondeo. A bit of T-Cut and it’ll be as good as new.

A change of pace this week. I’ve always thought that the early Elton John has been under-appreciated. That’s when he and Bernie Taupin produced their best and most innovative stuff. So back to 1970 and a song which reflects Elton John’s classical music education. It was after this that they went a bit more commercial. You can’t blame them. They sold millions and made a ton of money, but this shows a possible alternative direction.

Have a good weekend whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your fav sounds down below –

15 Responses to “ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX”

  1. One of my favourite deadmou5 tracks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARNa-TxqZvQ

  2. Wow, that’s something completely different, Pete. Great stuff.

  3. Elton at his best…. gee there are so many

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYcyacLRPNs

  4. And just let YouTube run on to the next video. Same song, different arrangement, and Elton showing what a superb pianist he is.

  5. and this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tRgYfQ48A0

  6. I assumed that deadmou5 was a typo.

    Everyone has heard Elton John’s later stuff, but his early albums are stuffed with great, innovative songs which you never hear played.

  7. it’s all good

  8. Interesting choice Pete, never heard it before.

  9. Another classic song of genius from the same time, when Britain was turning the world on with its talent and balls. Hard to believe that these guys were only around 20 or 21 at the time.

    The talent also came for the most part from urban working-class areas, cities of NW and NE England and, like this one, the east end of London that were bursting with self-confidence and optimism at the time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_KZXKPG2eo

  10. Cool lines:

    “I tell you what I’ll do.
    I’d like to go there now with you.
    You can miss out school.
    Why go to learn the words of fools.”

  11. What? Small Faces? Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane? British Rock n Roll was so lucky, and they were such a great band.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vWTtx_PxPo

  12. Sublime choice Noel. If you really want to see the genius of Marriott just look at this young German girl at 1.38. It speaks more than words ever could:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjEMHtSCU9M

    Having myself a bit of Hammersmith’s finest Pete:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO17uDJP9Tk

  13. Pete Moore,

    I assumed that deadmou5 was a typo.

    Dead mouse is one of the most talented and popular electronic music producers around at the moment. I must admit though, if you play this track I posted through your tablet or PC speaker it won’t sound so good.
    When I play the Friday night music choices, I generally play them through my media center, which I built myself with 300 watt speakers so they do sound a lot better.

  14. I enjoyed your Elton John posting Pete, no I’ve had a chance to listen to it. I am a big Elton John fan.

  15. Pete – superb choice. I’d forgotten about Elton John’s early stuff. There’s a track on Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player titled Blues For Baby and Me: a quality track on a quality album:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyBJoj1zK_4