Music today has already been hinted at and it’s another Alice record, From The Inside (1978). It’s an odd one, lyrics by Bernie Taupin, a concept album dealing with Furnier’s alcoholism featuring Elton’s other cohorts Davey Johnstone on guitar and Dee Murray on bass. It’s a strange one but the last one I actually cared about enough to listen to the whole album. It was thoughtful but not so edgy and although it never could be as good as with the original band, it was interesting lyrically. Dick Wagner appears, Steve Lukather appears, Rick Nielsen appears, Lee Sklar appears on bass, Jim Keltner on percussion, it’s a session man album – and it sounds like it. Still, I like it, it’s brainy.
Music Of The Daze
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