1970s Billy Joel
I really like the 1970s version of Billy Joel. I like a lot of his songs from that time ... they have a real honesty and edginess to them that I can appreciate. One of the songs I really like is Captain Jack (here's a 1970s recording on YouTube). I like that video in particular because he doesn't look like a performer yet, just a guy who cares, singing a song. (Also funny is that he can't sing part of the lyrics because of censorship.)
I hesitate to share that link ... a friend of mine told me he listened to it for two minutes and was ready to get the rope out and hang himself, lol. For me stuff like this resonates some days ... a certain sadness about life, especially this time of year when I tend to get a little sad (or "SAD", if you prefer).
I'm too lazy to list all of his songs that I like here, but if you're interested, check out his 1970s albums on Amazon or somewhere else. Okay, I'll help a little bit, here are a few good ones:
- Captain Jack
- Just the Way You Are
- Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
- Ballad of Billy the Kid
- Piano Man
- You're My Home
- Only the Good Die Young
- She's Always a Woman
Shoot, as I look at the list of his songs on Amazon, I realize how many more I like ... She's Got a Way, Allentown, Movin' Out, and several more. Cool.