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Elton John — Can I Put You On
Album: Rare Masters
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Released: 1970
Length: 5:52
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Great live version on 11-17-70 album...!!!
 Sasha2001 wrote:
This guy just has "it" - the complete pachage. How come music doesn't sound as "groovy" anymore?
 
Digital drugs doesn't do IT ! {#Wink}
 pggriff wrote:

noise
 
Do you have any idea at all what noise is?
This guy just has "it" - the complete pachage. How come music doesn't sound as "groovy" anymore?
Oh, my absolute favorite album of all time! (Well, it was my first favorite, so it's gone a long way!)
 nigelr wrote:
He was fanastic!
 
Would that be a fantastic fanatic? {#Stupid}
 GWillacker wrote:
I remember hearing this in college on an album called 11-17-70 (I believe). I think it was a live recording from a radio broadcast. Sorry I can't be more precise. It was the seventies. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
You nailed it!! And a great album it is!!!

 pggriff wrote:
noise
 
And what a wonderful noise it is.




noise
I remember hearing this in college on an album called 11-17-70 (I believe). I think it was a live recording from a radio broadcast. Sorry I can't be more precise. It was the seventies. {#Dancingbanana_2}


I miss this early Elton sound.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Eltons best work came out of his collaboration with Bernie Taupin.  I always liked this song.  It was in a not-so-famous movie called 'Friends' that came out in 1971 or thereabouts.  {#Bananapiano}
 
Oh, I saw that movie in the local drive-in (which has since become a wasteland). "I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree... And a butterfly flitted across the field, and all the leaves were calling me..."  I darned near lost my virginity to that movie. The whole soundtrack to "Friends" is good.

Eltons best work came out of his collaboration with Bernie Taupin.  I always liked this song.  It was in a not-so-famous movie called 'Friends' that came out in 1971 or thereabouts.  {#Bananapiano}


This gets easier to listen to each time it is played. Or I might be going deaf {#Smile}
 lily34 wrote:


{#Yes}
 
Captain Fantastic was pretty good but he started going to commercial with Caribou.
E.J. where did you go?  So sad that Sir Elton abandoned the great tunes of his early career.  :-)
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Nice.  Haven't heard this in years.  I agree that EJ's best work is in the early 1/3rd of his 30+ year career (thus far).  Nice to hear folks appreciate Dee's fantastic bass work.  Seems his drummer is / was pretty well respected for his chops as well but I forgot his name.
 
as jack black says:

"is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?"

 snowcat wrote:

His drummer was Nigel Olsson.  He and Dee were simply awesome on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  RIP Dee.
 

...Did not know Dee Murray had died, that is sad. He actually toured with Alice Cooper during parts of Elton's down time. In fact, both he and Davey Johnstone, who still plays guitar for Elton, toured with Alice. THAT was a great show!!
 snowcat wrote:
His drummer was Nigel Olsson.  He and Dee were simply awesome on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  RIP Dee.
 
there are only two Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tracks here on RP. that was one of my adolescent discovery albums, along with Sgt. Pepper. this is great to hear too!

 wyoguy wrote:
People are funny. How did Elton John ever make any money?
 
He was a popular singer/piano player. Many hits in the 70s and 80s.

People are funny. How did Elton John ever make any money?
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Nice.  Haven't heard this in years.  I agree that EJ's best work is in the early 1/3rd of his 30+ year career (thus far).  Nice to hear folks appreciate Dee's fantastic bass work.  Seems his drummer is / was pretty well respected for his chops as well but I forgot his name.
 
His drummer was Nigel Olsson.  He and Dee were simply awesome on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.  RIP Dee.
It just doesn't get anywhere.
Nice.  Haven't heard this in years.  I agree that EJ's best work is in the early 1/3rd of his 30+ year career (thus far).  Nice to hear folks appreciate Dee's fantastic bass work.  Seems his drummer is / was pretty well respected for his chops as well but I forgot his name.
 ThePoose wrote:
My fave EJ LP: Tumbleweed Connection
 
I second that!

iritating and repetitive racket
 rbigelo wrote:
His early work is so fabulous, a person just has to wonder what happened to him after "Madman Across the Water."
 

{#Yes}
Still around but I doubt much of this stuff live anymore ... too bad. He is coming here with Billy Joel. It's like $250 a ticket. And it is sold out. hmmm imagine that
His early work is so fabulous, a person just has to wonder what happened to him after "Madman Across the Water."
 doc_dave wrote:
And just listen to Dee Murray's bass lines. How musical!!
 
Dee was a fantastic bassist.  Just listen to 'Love Lies Bleeding', his masterpiece.  Died in 1992, RIP.

Was great once


Gosh... I actually enjoyed hearing this again, although I was never an Elton fan and usually punched the car radio button as quickly as i could to avoid hearing anything by him.
And just listen to Dee Murray's bass lines. How musical!!
ooooh i love this.

reminds me of my sweetie.
He was fanastic!
I had grown to dislike Elton. This song reminds me he's a great artist.
I think the problem started when he wanted to make music for the masses. It's very hard to make something that everybody gets. To do so, artists have to go by the least common denominator, that way everybody gets it. In the process, something is lost.

Alvaro 

My fave EJ LP: Tumbleweed Connection
sigh..... there was a time when Elton was really good. This was during that time.
This was originally off the soundtrack "Friends" - which was one of my favorite albums when I was 16 years old...talk about memories...he was VERY INFLUENTIAL in those days....
I'm hardly the biggest Elton John fan around, but his early work (Tumbleweed, Madman on up to about Yellow Brick Road or so ...) has more than a few good songs. When he and Bernie Taupin were in sync, and Elton was more of a Singer/Songwriter than a Performer, I didn't mind his music. After Yellow Brick (with one or two exceptions) .... he's just another Pop Star to me. He does have talent, real talent, but he hasn't shown much of it for a long time now. - Riff prickelpit96 wrote:
:stop: Not in his early days, not in his midage days, not today, and certainly not in the future. In one word: NEVER! He's nothing but uncredibly boring. :yawn:
very, very baddd
ruthless wrote:
All the way through Captain Fantastic, except a few on that one started sounding like his later stuff.
Actually, it started with Yellow Brick Road, to wit: Bennie & the Jets.
E.J. Don't like him. Its like his music is made like: ''MUST MUST MUST give something to the crowd..anything, give me fame!''
coolpeople_rule wrote:
What is it about British rock? Pink Floyd, The "Bloody" Beateles, Led Zeplin, Elton John, David Bowie, Genisis, "Peter Frampton Comes Alive"...and so on, and so on??
It is what it is, is what. Unless I've misunderstood your question.
"Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy"...what a song!
What is it about British rock? Pink Floyd, The "Bloody" Beateles, Led Zeplin, Elton John, David Bowie, Genisis, "Peter Frampton Comes Alive"...and so on, and so on??
cc_rider wrote:
While not my fav Elton John material, this still takes me away, like Tumbleweed and Chateau. When they were good, they were VERY good.
All the way through Captain Fantastic, except a few on that one started sounding like his later stuff.
prickelpit96 wrote:
:stop: Not in his early days, not in his midage days, not today, and certainly not in the future. In one word: NEVER! He's nothing but uncredibly boring. :yawn:
And this coming from someone who gives "tears for queers" a 10 Godlike?? (Oh and "Midage" is not a word)
felix_the_man wrote:
Cool, an early ex ended up with my copy of it. love the song "Friends" and "I meant to do my work today."
Agree!
prickelpit96 wrote:
:stop: Not in his early days, not in his midage days, not today, and certainly not in the future. In one word: NEVER! He's nothing but uncredibly boring. :yawn:
You Sir, Are an Idiot.... :ass:
DoctorHooey wrote:
Kickass! Man, Elton really had it goin' on in his early days.
:stop: Not in his early days, not in his midage days, not today, and certainly not in the future. In one word: NEVER! He's nothing but uncredibly boring. :yawn:
While not my fav Elton John material, this still takes me away, like Tumbleweed and Chateau. When they were good, they were VERY good.
Kickass! Man, Elton really had it goin' on in his early days.
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
Well, I have a LP of it.
Cool, an early ex ended up with my copy of it. love the song "Friends" and "I meant to do my work today."
zenbob wrote:
This comes from the soundtrack of a film called FRIENDS, released in, I believe, 1971. The film's not all that good, but there is some very cool Elton/Bernie Taupin music from the soundtrack. The only place you can find the music these days is on the two disc Rare Masters set.
Well, I have a LP of it.
lily34 wrote:
love it. reminds me of captain fantastic or that era, am i wrong?
tumbleweed connection, madman accross the water,,etc...
cc_rider wrote:
Birmingham and Sheffield? Huh? Last time I heard, those places were still in England. Bernie Taupin is from England too (I think), and many of his songs have uniquely American themes (
I agree. No one in England uses the word 'candy' unless they are quoting an American. In Australia they call 'sweets' "lollies". What a diverse World we live in and how permeable is the English language to change and evolution! But I hope that Australians always call sweets "lollies" and English people call sweets, err, "sweets".
sharkartist wrote:
Nice to go back to the day when Elton really had something to say.
Or, at least, when Bernie had something to say... :jump:
lily34 wrote:
love it. reminds me of captain fantastic or that era, am i wrong?
Gotta be. Never heard this one before, its like finding buried treasure. But after all, this is RP.
love it. reminds me of captain fantastic or that era, am i wrong?
mlcarroll wrote:
Early Elton...mmmmmmmm (as Homer Sompson would say)! Solid 8.
:yes:
Early Elton...mmmmmmmm (as Homer Sompson would say)! Solid 8.
now, the ending rocks!
I don't recall the twanging in the original-much dig out my LP.
Nice to go back to the day when Elton really had something to say.
Where did this song come from?
Birmingham and Sheffield? Huh? Last time I heard, those places were still in England. Bernie Taupin is from England too (I think), and many of his songs have uniquely American themes (Ballad of a Well-Known Gun, My Father's Gun, Indian Sunset, Holiday Inn, One Horse Town, Shoulder Holster, etc.) Bernie's songs have several recurring themes: the Old West especially the Civil War, (hand)guns, and most prominently, a country boy longing for, or escaping from, the big city (Honky Cat, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Country Comfort, One Horse Town, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, etc.) Some songs mention specific places in the States, like '...half a mile of Alabama mudbed ground' (an obvious reference to Muscle Shoals), but I'm pretty sure he's English. It's just 'artistic license'; those places, events and themes probably seemed exotic to an English country lad. I still love Sir Elton's music even after all these years and zillions of listenings. The very first CD I ever bought was Tumbleweed Connection. c.
Exactly what I needed after the tenth straight day of overtime. Everyone has left the office and I can crank this up as loud as I want. Elton DID rock!
Elton was one of my favourites back then. A shame to see him nowadays. This one's a 7 in my book.
This comes from the soundtrack of a film called FRIENDS, released in, I believe, 1971. The film's not all that good, but there is some very cool Elton/Bernie Taupin music from the soundtrack. The only place you can find the music these days is on the two disc Rare Masters set.
good version here too.
i've always liked this because it reminds me of "lunchlady land."
At first I thought, "New Elton? It sounds like...'Take Me ToThe Pilot'...pretty good how he can still tinkle the keys like that..." Then I heard the high notes and had to check. Never heard this one before, & I used to listen to him in the early days. Groovin'.
coding_to_music wrote:
C side material... Filler...
Even as a huge EJ fan back in the 70s, I always felt that way about this one. Pretty meh as compared to so much of his other work from that time frame. Picks up a bit at the end, though. That was quite the kickass little combo he had then.
:clap: Make no mistake, kiddies - Elton is the real deal. I love that he's got many fans at RP. jeffcourtney wrote:
Bill, Do these kind of comments make you feel as old as they make me feel? This is the same singular voice with the same singular accent that has made Elton the same great artist for decades. And dig that piano! Yes kids, that's Elton playing his own original music. It is great to hear you playing a rare gem from his early years.Keep going to the top shelf, it's what make RP so great.
Marr wrote:
Have you ever listened to the Beatles? How often do their accents show up in their songs?
and, among many others - The Stones.
ShepHeard wrote:
I was wondering why an american was singing about Birmingham and Sheffield, then realised it was Elton... Why the need to sing with an American accent? Is he not proud to be British? (Before you accuse me of Yank-bashing, I'm not, it just vexes me when people feel it necessary to put on an American accent to sing..)
Have you ever listened to the Beatles? How often do their accents show up in their songs?
Bill, Do these kind of comments make you feel as old as they make me feel? This is the same singular voice with the same singular accent that has made Elton the same great artist for decades. And dig that piano! Yes kids, that's Elton playing his own original music. It is great to hear you playing a rare gem from his early years.Keep going to the top shelf, it's what make RP so great.
ShepHeard wrote:
I was wondering why an american was singing about Birmingham and Sheffield, then realised it was Elton... Why the need to sing with an American accent? Is he not proud to be British? (Before you accuse me of Yank-bashing, I'm not, it just vexes me when people feel it necessary to put on an American accent to sing..)
Singing is more of its own accent than an american or british accent.
ShepHeard wrote:
I was wondering why an american was singing about Birmingham and Sheffield, then realised it was Elton... Why the need to sing with an American accent? Is he not proud to be British? (Before you accuse me of Yank-bashing, I'm not, it just vexes me when people feel it necessary to put on an American accent to sing..)
that is one bizarro comment. :eek:
Pretty Please!!! Especially Captain Fantastic cuts! ahoylola wrote:
more vintage elton please.
ShepHeard wrote:
I was wondering why an american was singing about Birmingham and Sheffield, then realised it was Elton... Why the need to sing with an American accent? Is he not proud to be British? (Before you accuse me of Yank-bashing, I'm not, it just vexes me when people feel it necessary to put on an American accent to sing..)
Bloody hell right mate!
I was wondering why an american was singing about Birmingham and Sheffield, then realised it was Elton... Why the need to sing with an American accent? Is he not proud to be British? (Before you accuse me of Yank-bashing, I'm not, it just vexes me when people feel it necessary to put on an American accent to sing..)
more no more gimme more controversies please
more vintage elton please.
no more elton please
Elton John thought Bruce Hornsby's arrival on the scene (yes, it was some time ago) heralded a resurgence in the interest in piano-based rock/pop. So Elton-Bruce segues would be good!
THANK YOU BILL - this is a GREAT track from the "Friends" soundtrack album. NEVER expected to hear this on RP, but VERY glad that i did!!! :cowboy:
Govi wrote:
I tuned in when this was playing, promptly tuned out until it was over. I think this song was terrible.
Agreed. Elton Jon is the number one reason I switch stations.
We used to snicker about "Candy from the Candy Man"... Sorry, sixth grade humor coming out! Pretty good song but it is one of his that -to me- just kind of lays there with no real life behind it, no energy S~
brokemusician wrote:
Come here. . . :whipit:
Right there!!!
stevo_b wrote:
First hand knowledge? LOL!!!
Come here. . . :whipit:
I tuned in when this was playing, promptly tuned out until it was over. I think this song was terrible.
Wow, Early Elton John I don't own (yet!).
brokemusician wrote:
:nyah: I like vintage Elton, when he sucked less. Just a little less.
First hand knowledge? LOL!!!
C side material... Filler...
From back when Elton rocked!
:nyah: I like vintage Elton, when he sucked less. Just a little less.