Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Stuck In The Middle (With You)" by Stealers Wheel.

OK, back to the 70's: This Joe Egan/Gerry Rafferty '72 composition was recorded by their band, peaking at #6 US and #8 UK in '73. Conceived as a parody of Bob Dylan's style, it was a tribute to Scottish comedian/singer Billy "The Big Yin" Connolly. Featured prominently during the torture scene on Tarantino's '92 "Reservoir Dogs". Covered by Juice Newton, Susanna Hoffs and blind guitarist Jeff Healy. Band? Song?

Yesterday's answer: Elle McPherson was Billy Joel's muse for "Uptown Girl". In my book, one of the best music videos ever. Outstanding Frankie Valliesque harmonies and falsetto as well as seamlessly changing keys twice before returning to the original one. Even though not written about her, Christie Brinkley looked mighty good in the video!

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