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Newch91 wrote:Any Billy Joel fans here? I was a big fan when I was 10, 11 years old, took a break from listening, and have been listening to him a lot lately after watching his documentary, "Last Play at Shea", and listening to my dad's vinyl of the albums he has of his.
youngster wrote:"We are California's premier 80's Billy Joel tribute band. So let's keep it in the 80's, and keep it fresh.
"Play something from "The Stranger"
"We only do 80's Joel, sir."
"80's Billy Joel doo - wop sucks"
"Listen motherfucker, we only do 80's Joel! So take your skank hooker wife and get the fuc out of here.
EdsonNascimento wrote:Newch91 wrote:Any Billy Joel fans here? I was a big fan when I was 10, 11 years old, took a break from listening, and have been listening to him a lot lately after watching his documentary, "Last Play at Shea", and listening to my dad's vinyl of the albums he has of his.
Huge fan. Growing up on LI, there's really no choice. My first show ever was him at the Coliseum in '86. I've since seen him a number of times including Last Play at Shea (night 1 which was supposed to be the actual last play, but let's play 2!!! - Not complaining). He puts on a great show and his entire catalog is incredible. However, I tend to side with his lesser known stuff - Laura, All For Leyna, Root Beer Rag.
He's definitely been through a few phases, but I find his unhappier times are actually his better albums (Glass Houses, Nylon Curtain, etc.), but still love Innocent Man, etc.
He also gave hope to all us average (?) looking LI boys when he dated Elle and married Christie.
And of course, My Life was the song I'd sing to my parents whenever they'd punish me as a little kid.
A did you know? His original stage name in the early 70s was Bill Martin (his middle name).
Newch91 wrote:EdsonNascimento wrote:I just watched "Last Play at Shea" this weekend and now my dad is in the hunt for the CD of the show. Was night 1 with Paul McCartney or night 2?
I'm sure he gave up hope to a lot average looking boys across the country when he married Christie.
curly wrote:Due ly noted...
I'm hoping since i noted how much i loved the earlier stuff... The Stranger will suite me best...
Lookin' to buy my first record player this summer since the 80's...
I'll try and pick up the Stranger...
thanks for the tip...
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