Friday, September 14, 2012

Punk's Cole Porter Sings Steely Dan


Joe Jackson was one of those fellows like Elvis Costello, and Sting, and a couple hundred other guys from the eighties, that wore skinny ties and snarled to make a buck, but wished they were doing dinner theater the whole time.

Now, Steely Dan -- they pretended to do dinner theater right from the get-go, while the whole time they were Beelzebub's function room house band.

So now, the square is circled. Any major dude could tell you that.

7 comments:

Sam L. said...

I'm not a major dude, nor a minor one neither. Who Is This Guy, and why should I care?

(Harshing your mellow since I forget just when.)

leelu said...

Nope.

I have a feeling that the only human (or, non-) who can sing that song properly is Donald Fagan.

It wasn't the musicians' skinny ties. It was what Fagan and Hunter Thompson were doing with language and imagery back then.

imho...

Al Johnson said...

Hey Sam and leelu, let me mellow your harsh: Jackson was just amazing back in the day. Check out "Real Men" or "A Slow Song": http://www.amazon.com/Night-Day-Joe-Jackson/dp/B000002GE1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347670454&sr=8-1&keywords=joe+jackson+night+and+day

Anonymous said...

or check out "Jumpin' Jive."

leelu said...

Al:

It's not that I don't care for Mr. Jackson. My comments are directed at this cover of Steely Dan. I have a hard time imagining anyone covering there stuff.

SamArtDog said...

I am late to this gig but wanted to add that I always liked me some Joe J now and then.

SippicanCottage said...

Hi SamArt- The party starts when you get here. Not a moment sooner, or later.