Sunday, May 4, 2008

81. Elton John - Bennie and the Jets

Found on: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1976)

A truly weird song about a fictional band. Elton stutters, hisses his esses and goes into falsetto intermittently. Electric piano duels with regular piano and fake crowd noise makes it seem live. Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin were at an "anything goes" phase of their career on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. What's amazing is how much of it went!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the great rock piano solos = and the funkiest song by a white boy Brit ever. He got to play this on Soul Train believe it or not