Wednesday, November 24, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 200: Baker Street

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty (1978)

It seemed like Gerry Rafferty was done in 1978. Legal battles over contracts for his former band had left him unable to record for three years. Now, with his second solo album finally coming to fruition, he had to deliver something. Turned out all he needed was a saxophone solo by Raphael Ravenscroft. A global phenomenon after its release, Rafferty never replicated its success. Sometimes the perfect single really is the beginning of the end, although he does have a wealth of solid material to peruse. However, the saxophone was cool again, and that's all that matters (Even if the riff might have been stolen!).

Get it Mr . Grohl!!!

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