Thursday, September 27, 2007

Elton John: Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding

I've been raging and re-raging this pocket symphonia on my subway rides lately. After much careful consideration, I've decided that Love Lies Bleeding is right up there with Pictures Of Matchstick Men on my list of underrated guitar riffs. This track also figures into our latest Viva playlist, entitled Lighters Up, or Light The Fucking Gong On Fire: A Tribute to Arena Rock, Dedicated to the Memory of Hughie Thomasson, which can be streamed here.


Anonymous said...

best line: "everything about this house was born to grow and die..."

You play this for the uninitiated, and they can't believe it's Elton John. Easily one the greatest opening tracks in history. The synthesizer/piano relation is amazing -- the bass & guitar are ON FIRE!

It's one of those rare, unparalleled moments when all the elements combine and burn brightly. Majestic. Outstanding selection!

Anonymous said...

There aren't many things better than some kick ass Elton John from back in the day.

Great choice.

Anonymous said...

That's a great pic. Where and when is it from?

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Did someone mention The Quo?

Emmett said...

I don't know when & where the pic is from but I googled "Elton John 1973" to get there so... maybe 1973?

Jeff Van Devender said...

The pic is from his two day stint at LA's Dodger Stadium Oct. 1975.
FFAF/LLB = Great track indeedio!!!