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Steve Miller Band — Wild Mountain Honey
Album: Fly Like An Eagle
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 715









Released: 1977
Length: 4:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ooh, mama
Well look what's been done
You can only see the stars
After a setting sun

You run for the money
You don't even know about wild mountain honey

Come on mama
Heal this lonesome man
Grow the tree of wholeness
In this desert land

Come on children
Now learn how to run
By heaven, the stars, the moon and the sun

Come on papa
Your end is the means
Don't trade your love and goodness
For the golden machine

You run for the money
You don't even know about wild mountain honey
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 thewiseking wrote:
One thing I recall about the 70's, Steve Miller was often on the radio and he stank
 
I didn't realize they made radios with Smell-O-Vision.
I don't recall Steve as being one of the deep (in) breathers - annoying on this otherwise pleasant track that I don't recall. Maybe I only heard the singles at the time.
wow... haven't heard this in decades. forgot how good this album was.
 ch83575 wrote:
Is he playing a left handed guitar right handed on the album cover?
 
It certainly looks that way; good eye ch8!
(Perhaps he's dreaming of playing like Jimi?)
My wife and I took this 8 track with us on our honeymoon trip up the Alaskan Highway... the Alcan back then in '76.
I remember fast forwarding through the "hits" to get to songs like this one.
Music is so much easier to get to today.
Is he playing a left handed guitar right handed on the album cover?
I caught Steve Miller in concert last summer and the guy is ageless. Looking great, has a kickass band, and hasn't lost a step. The opening act was Peter Frampton, who also rocked the house.  Steve brought Peter out for a mini-set together.  They had a blast and this year they are touring together again. If you're a fan of either or both, not to be missed.
Dumb question: Why does anybody need to know about Wild Mountain Honey?
 h8rhater wrote:

You were born in mid-1974.  There isn't even one thing you remember about 70's radio.

 
does anyone actually put their real data up on these sites, just sittin there waiting to be hacked?
 thewiseking wrote:
One thing I recall about the 70's, Steve Miller was often on the radio and he stank

 
You were born in mid-1974.  There isn't even one thing you remember about 70's radio.
 thewiseking wrote:
One thing I recall about the 70's, Steve Miller was often on the radio and he stank

 
I am in total agreement.  But I absolutely love this song.  Guilty pleasure.

 cely wrote:
First record I ever bought.  Age 12.  Beautiful music.  Maybe.  I have no perspective.

 
 
Of all the bands from my youth (mid 70s, early 80s), Steve Miller Band has held up the least for me.  I have really gotten into bands I overlooked back then such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, and I have found a new appreciation for Bob Seger.  I still like Kansas, Styx, the Cars, ELO...  But for some reason, Steve Miller is more irritating now than ever before.
First record I ever bought.  Age 12.  Beautiful music.  Maybe.  I have no perspective.
Great album cut. It's true that you had to be there. Now play anything from Number 5.
blame it on the weed, and the fact it was eighth grade. I love every song on this 8 track.
 bm.deavenport613 wrote:
Not a big Steve Miller fan, Just not my sound.

 
I agree, I have never been able to put my finger on it, but have not been able to embrace much of his work, but he has certainly garnered some fans.
Lame. Give me anything from "Sailor."
 thewiseking wrote:
One thing I recall about the 70's, Steve Miller was often on the radio and he stank

 
thank you
Meh.
 thewiseking wrote:
One thing I recall about the 70's, Steve Miller was often on the radio and he stank

 
Not so wise king.
One thing I recall about the 70's, Steve Miller was often on the radio and he stank
WOW - only added to the playlist a year ago???  Classic tune - love it!
 Proclivities wrote:

I think this album actually came out in 1976, not '77.

 
You're right.  It came out right before summer of '76, and was pretty much "inescapable" for about a year after that.
Not bad 39 years on.
Not a big Steve Miller fan, Just not my sound.
 Sunman wrote:
Wow. Haven't heard this in years. Takes me WAY back.

 
I probably haven't even seen that album cover in years - him playing a left-handed Stratocaster.  I think this album actually came out in 1976, not '77.

So many much, much better songs in the SMB library of music...ANYTHING off Number 5 would be great to hear on RP, Journey to Eden, Living in the USA.  Once The Joker came out and SM became a pop star, I lost all interest in his music.  If you want a good sampling of Steve's earlier stuff, pick up Anthology - still one of fave compilations.

 

That said, I still give this one a 7.


 Middleton wrote:
One of my favorite SMB songs.  Ever.  {#Daisy}

 

{#Yes}
This is awful.  To my ears only, of course.  Gives me the cringes.
So Groovy~ love SMB {#Motor}
One of my favorite SMB songs.  Ever.  {#Daisy}
Most Excellent
Been a fan since '68; love all of his work. The exception are those twin LPs from the mid-'70s which, while they initially were enticing, turned me off once conventional radio hammered them to death. I never need to hear Jet Airliner, The Joker, etc., as long as I live.

That said, his last two studio albums, both recorded at Skywalker Ranch, are extremely well-recorded. They're excellent party tracks, as well as really rich listening on a good set of headphones (Apple iPod earbuds don't qualify).
 seageek wrote:
I always had mixed feelings about Steve Miller. This is one of his better songs, but I tired of him after a while. I agree though, this sounds really good with your mind in an altered state.

 

That was the only way I knew how to listen to it.
This track is yet another reason for me to believe that 1977 was the most important year in music ever.
 
I believe there is a coffee table book about 1977 Rock N Roll kicking around my place somewhere.  Gotta go search for it now.

 
I always had mixed feelings about Steve Miller. This is one of his better songs, but I tired of him after a while. I agree though, this sounds really good with your mind in an altered state.
Was way, way ahead of its time, and blew us all away; this record became the Stoner's Album; it has stayed cool for years and years... The associations with this — wow! Driving through countryside, out in Dad's Vista Cruiser, smoking weed, slamming beer, leaving it in the 8-track, hours at a time; years later, visiting the bro out in LA, winding along the fault-twisted road near Portuguese Bend; years later, lying in bed with it playing through crazy nights and lazy mornings full of Romance in The House we all shared in South Boulder...
Definitely one of my Steve Miller favs. 8
{#Music} nice treat that wild mountain honey, can be taken sooo many ways lol ty Mr Miller 
Steve Miller has always struck me as mediocre, though I like this song better than most. But if you are a fan, I recommend never hearing him interviewed.  I've heard two, probably about ten years apart and both times, the size of the guy's ego threatened to blow out my speakers.
1977!!!  Still great 38 years on!
Wow. Haven't heard this in years. Takes me WAY back.
No comments and only 8 ratings so far?  Can't believe this is brand new to Bill's rotation.  Great song.  Always love the Steve Miller harmonies.

lol, well there wasn't any comments 10 secs ago ;-) Great to see RP's still a thriving interest in an ever changing media landscape.
Thanks for playing this!
 Middleton wrote:
Such a treat to hear this classic deeper cut on this lovely summer morning.  Brings me back to high school and college summers of fun.
{#Daisy}

 
See my comment below... Absolutely!
Love this song. Saw him in an intimate setting where a 15,000 seat arena was reduced to 3,000 seats. He played the entire break while his band left the stage.
What's not to like?  Steve Miller is a classic.  Still puts on a good live show too.
Such a treat to hear this classic deeper cut on this lovely summer morning.  Brings me back to high school and college summers of fun.
{#Daisy}