Anyone heard this old song of Elton's?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Klippy, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Klippy

    Klippy Semi-Pro

    Apr 23, 2005
    This is an old song of Elton John, from his album "Ice on Fire" (1985) Some of this eighties stuff is awesome! Its called This Town.

    It's closing time the boys are all together at the bar
    Staring in their glasses
    Looks like another lay off at the yard

    Yesterday I heard the union hall come down
    They hit it with a wrecking ball
    And they try but nothing changes in this town

    Cap in hand stood in line
    Your family ties are the chains that bind
    The endless wheel goes round and round
    Chances are you'll never leave this town

    Like a river now the empty streets are flooded out with rain
    Its falling on the playground
    While kids get wet playing the same old games

    Locked away so many things remind them of war
    They tap the pavement with their canes
    But the good old days and so good no more

    Cap in hand stood in line
    Your family ties are the chains that bind
    The endless wheel goes round and round
    Chances are you'll never leave this town

    Anyone heard it? If so, what do you think? I could listen to it non stop :D
  2. ProStaffTour90

    ProStaffTour90 Rookie

    Apr 19, 2004
    Nope, its not on his 3 disc greatest hits cd whch is all i've got of elton.

    Might downlaod it though considering your review :D
  3. dmastous

    dmastous Professional

    Oct 11, 2005
    Elton John was much better and more diverse in the 70's. There were some pretty good songs in the 80's, my favorite being one called Madness on Simple Man. I thought Ice On Fire was a kind of weak effort.
  4. nw tennis

    nw tennis New User

    Jul 14, 2004
    it's called This Town.

    Good tune.
  5. Dedans Penthouse

    Dedans Penthouse Legend

    Feb 11, 2004
    Off-topic on an Elton John topic (sorry --sincerely, do not mean to "hi-jack" this thread..only to say that IF you like Elton):

    Once upon a time, in a land called New York City, there is (was) an album recordd by Elton John entitled "11-17-70"

    I think that was the title --- the title simply denoted the date of a live NYC studio concert a la "Elton Unplugged" that was sponsored by a (since defunct) NYC FM station WPLJ (95.5) where Elton and his bass/drummer gave a concert at the A&M studios in Manhattan.

    elton john: piano & vocals
    nigel olson and dee murray backing on bass and drums

    This was recorded "live" in a studio in front of about 125 contains elton john stipped down to his gospel/blues roots. The album beings with a rock solid/gospel version of the song "take me to the pilot" (wanna know if he could play?...check out the "vamping/noodling" bridge).

    Killer version of "60 Years On" as well as a combo of Elton's "Burn Down the Mission" coupled with The Beatles' "Get Back" Get back!...awesome rockin' piano--the crowd eats it up--great "organic" live vibe. Works when played (in Spinal Tap parlance) at volume "11." :razz:

    Elton...bare bones....stripped-down (you either got "chops" or you don't) b'lls-to-the-wall pounding .... no "dis" but this ain't Billy Joel, this is Elton in full Leon "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" Russell mode, i.e once upon a time....elton wasn't the rolly-polly chubster "Sir" Elton John you see today.

    Elton (nee Reginald Dwight) could flat out POUND the "88's" and howl into a mike---belive it!. Very, very worth the purchase of admission. "Unplugged--circa-pre-MTV-unplugged" ...
    very worth it...pls... check it out.

    we now return you to your regularly scheduled thread :)

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