Wouldn't you know, I got in my car to do another errand today, and what do I hear but this:
Sorry, I tried to find a video from 1973, but the only one I found had synch problems. I liked Elton's look in that original video, though. He had the big round eyeglasses; he had the Uncle Sam outfit, complete with matching boots and hat.
I actually prefer the younger, more flamboyant Elton, but alas, this video will have to do.
I like this song, truly, but lord have mercy; I just can't listen to it for the 3,000,000th time.
In actuality, Elton had LOTS of better songs than this. But you don't hear THOSE songs on the radio. No, you only hear THAT ONE.
I like this one a lot better:
Elton John Better
I love this song, but I have to say, what was with the hairstyles in 1973? They all had girl-hair. Take a look at the rhythm guitar player. He looks like David St. Hubbins from Spinal Tap, doesn't he? You be the judge:
I also like this song by Elton a lot:
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Although it sounds to me like he's saying, "Someone saved my life tonight, SUGAR BEAR, SUGAR BEAR."
That really doesn't make any sense to me.
I have to say, though, that the following is one of my all-time favorite Elton John songs:
Elton John - A Really Good Song
Hey, hey, Johnny. We miss you.
Click on the images to purchase any of these fine Elton John albums.
I think I have now, officially, exhausted my musings on Elton John.
So be it.