EdsonNascimento wrote:uninnocent- wrote:Billy Joel has a great back catalog of quality music. I consider him good comfort music, and I listen to him when I need a pick-me-up. That said, We Didn't Start the Fire has got to be my favourite of his.
I love that song, but if that's your favorite, you haven't dug deep enough. I mean that in the best way possible - there's more to uncover. And as always, I suggest starting at the beginning - Cold Spring Harbor (which was recorded incorrectly, but the distorted sound now somehow adds to the historical perspective). Enjoy!
And Eddie could learn something from the man -
"People who pay for your tickets, I don't think they want to hear who you're going to vote for and how you think they should vote."
Agreed. And then go on through Piano Man, Streetlife Serenade, Turnstiles, etc. That early stuff is so brilliant from a singer/songwriter perspective and then the change from Turnstiles, which he produced by himself, to The Stranger with Phil Ramone producing, is mind blowing. That album stretch from the Stranger through the Nylon Curtain rivals anybody's.