Monday, May 14, 2012

My Music Monday

It is easy to think of Joe Jackson as a one or two hit wonder. I kind of did.  My mind immediately went to, "Is She Really Going Out With Him?".

Then I started to think about it a little. There was at least one other song on his debut, Dress Sharp, that he had - though probably not a mainstream hit - "Sunday Papers".

But then Jackson went onto other albums and radio or video hits like, "Stepping Out",  "Real Men", "Breaking Us in Two", "Cancer", "It's Different for Girls"and even collaborated (if not co-wrote) Suzanne Vega's "Left of Center".

...and then there is "Right and Wrong".   So not a one hit wonder at all.

While I'm sure "Right and Wrong" wasn't a video or radio hit, it sticks in my head - clearly, since it was released in the mid-80s. But two or so weeks ago I woke up with a song in my head - as I am apt to do - and it was "Right and Wrong".  I sang it - in my head - for days. I am apt to do.

Feel my pain.

Seriously though, it is a good song and one that was well done. As there is no canned video for the tune, you get a live version. Oddly enough, his and his band's talent is spot on and there is barely a difference from the studio recording to the live one.


Erik Rubright said...

I never realized how much Joe reminds me of Pee Wee Herman until watching him in this video.

Wonder Man said...

love joe