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  • Stuck In The Middle With You (and parody)

    Sue Rogers posted on January 26, 2019 09:37

    YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE FIRST VIDEO! I've also made up a songsheet for the COVID parody video.

    "Stuck in the Middle with You" (sometimes known as "Stuck in the Middle") is a song written by Scottish musicians Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan and originally performed by their band Stealers Wheel.

    The band performed the song on the BBC's Top of the Pops in May 1973, and the song charted at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. It also became an international hit, reaching number 6 in the US Billboard Hot 100.Rafferty's lyrics are a dismissive tale of a music industry cocktail party written and performed as a parody of Bob Dylan's paranoia. The music video portrays the band performing in a corner of a large, empty building. Their performance is intercut with shots of Egan, miming to a vocal track by Rafferty (who had by then left the band), at a small banquet table with a number of garishly-dressed and made-up supper guests. These include an actual clown, a bespectacled bowler-hatted gent devouring spaghetti and a lavishly dressed woman eating cream cakes and grapes. The clown, who has difficulty eating a plastic chicken, continually squeezes Egan out whenever he tries to take food from the table. The guitar solo is played on a guitar played flat with an empty beer bottle used as a slide. Eventually, the other band members appear, driving off the strange characters so that Egan can sit down at last.

    ****REVISED May 1 2020 - SR****

    A video for this song:

    Posted in: Individual Songs, February 2019, January 2020, May 2020 (0 Comments)


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