Friday, January 2, 2015

Cold Ahead-- Part 24: "Don't Shoot Me..."-- Part 2

The title to the album came from when Elton John's friend Groucho Marx jokingly pointed a finder at him like a six-shooter gun and John put up his hands and said, "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player."  "I'm Gonna Be a Teenage Idol" is supposedly inspired by T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan.  "Crocodile Rock" is inspired by a 1950s song and sure sounds like it.

There are ten songs and 4 bonus tracks on the CD.  I found a heavy country influence on "Texan Love Song" and "High Flying Bird."
Of the four bonus tracks, "Screw You (Young Man's Blues)" was the most interesting.


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