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All The Smoke. You may not believe this because my wife certainly doesn't! I just dug through it and it turns out that I saw Elton for the first time on October 17, at Madison Square Garden. He had already started to record some of the "soft" stuff, but I remember it was a great show and seem to recall he was still wearing wild outfits and big glasses.
I saw him once or twice after that and he had started to tone the act down a bit, but he is still an amazing musician. I believe you, I used to save all my concert stubs too. Moved away from home and my Dad threw stuff like that out.
He probably thought it was junk. I came back a few years later and was disappointed all my concert stubs were gone. Funny story, totally unrelated, but coming home reminded me of something. When I was about 13 I owned a shotgun, used to hunt a lot. One weekend it was pouring rain, couldn't go out so I was very bored. I really wanted to shoot my gun.
So I take a shotgun shell and cut off the end, pour all the shot out. I figured it was perfectly safe, just a blank now.
He wrote it out of sympathy for Vietnam War veterans returning home. Additional verses spelled out the story more clearly, but the song was shortened to the wistful, beautiful song we know to keep it from being too long and somber. His piano playing is influenced by Jerry Lee Lewis. Bernie Taupin describes it as an American rock and roll song set in the UK. In the UK, it performed better going all the way to 7.
This song features one of Elton John's most brilliant vocal performances of all time. Lyrically, it is a bitter breakup song. However, it is easy to get lost in the gorgeous, soaring arrangement and sing along with the chorus that has more than a hint of country sway.Feb 27, · Elton performs his classic hit 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)' at a surprise show on the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood. This special concert celebrated the release of Elton's brand new album, Wonderful Crazy Night.