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sdwright
(Los Angeles)
Posted: Feb 06, 2018 9:11
 

Yes Philly!
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 23:32
 

"Uncle Meat" on 8-track; now there's something you don't see every day.
I do have it on vinyl, of course.
robertheston
(Winston Salem, NC)
Posted: Dec 10, 2017 14:48
 

 jbuhl wrote:

Another great song ruined by 70s radio overplay.   Think back, it was a time when all we had was our local radio and what media we actually owned ( shoe box full of 8 tracks).

 

 

 
Zappa 8 Track
Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat - Not "ruined by 70s radio overplay." However, they did play some tunes from Zappa's Apostrophe album, but there were, I think, give-or-take-some 80 Zappa albums they never played from. Unfortunately, I only have 56 of them. I'm not sure how many made it to 8 Track. Of course, it requires a "refined" taste so most of his wouldn't make it to the radio stations.
Zappa 8 Track

robertheston
(Winston Salem, NC)
Posted: Dec 10, 2017 14:38
 

That's a 30th Anniversary album cover.
This might be the original:
Steve Miller Band — Fly Like an Eagle Original Cover
my fuzzy memory of the 1970's seems to recall something brighter, perhaps blue, and not the best of or greatest hits. It was that album and it must of had that pegasus drawing but something detailed and bright. It was not this, but it was the late 70's.
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Dec 10, 2017 14:06
 

Feed the babies, house the people. It's not rocket science.
MayBaby
(Savannah, Georgia)
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 14:03
 

The whole album was and is fantastic. Overplayed - maybe for most folks. We played it for an all night party and ended up singing in the street at dawn. Fun stuff.
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 13:57
 

 Figure wrote:

Overplay, you say? Firstly, it is. Secondly, everytime I hear this song I hear flieszz!
The problem is my DJ colleague weakly knowing grammar and the double-thought of "like".
He translated "Fly" onto Russian with dictionary as a noun and declared this song on air as "A Fly, Like an Eagle" - that was a year hit on our radio. I cannot sleep since then, seeing flies in size of eagles. I'm not sure if it corrresponds with any English-lang jokes, but it was really fun, when the guy didn't understand the difference.

 
Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.

Sorry, no eagle references there.
chyk5
(Florida)
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 7:23
 

Will see him live in 4 days. At 74, it will be interesting to see if he still has the chops. 
Figure
Posted: Jun 10, 2017 19:32
 


Overplay, you say? Firstly, it is. Secondly, everytime I hear this song I hear flieszz!
The problem is my DJ colleague weakly knowing grammar and the double-thought of "like".
He translated "Fly" onto Russian with dictionary as a noun and declared this song on air as "A Fly, Like an Eagle" - that was a year hit on our radio. I cannot sleep since then, seeing flies in size of eagles. I'm not sure if it corrresponds with any English-lang jokes, but it was really fun, when the guy didn't understand the difference.
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: May 11, 2017 6:07
 

 wendyleefrancis wrote:
Ack! This song was so overplayed in the '70s I still can't stand to hear it!

 
Another great song ruined by 70s radio overplay.   Think back, it was a time when all we had was our local radio and what media we actually owned ( shoe box full of 8 tracks).

 

 


Foot
(NorCal / Wine)
Posted: Apr 10, 2017 16:54
 

Not getting better with age...
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Apr 03, 2017 16:27
 

When I want to make fun of Top 40 radio from the 70s, I will frequently use this song as an example.  As in, "If I could only hear Fly Like an Eagle one more time, my life would be complete."
Hey_Porter
Posted: Apr 03, 2017 16:25
 

 rpdevotee wrote:
Wow...Severely shortened version of this song!  Why?  And then the overlap of the next song before the end.  I feel like I am listening to commercial radio

 


coloradojohn
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Mar 04, 2017 2:13
 

I can totally relate! For me, I'm instantly always in my buddy's big old Buick Centurion, the joint's almost gone, and this comes along...
—-
Shimmer wrote:
This has a great groove and atmosphere, no matter how many times it's (over-)played. Instant contact high.

Spiderwoman
(Heart of the Channeled Scablands)
Posted: Feb 01, 2017 6:19
 

Why did I never like Steve Miller Band? 
tockpeas
(NC)
Posted: Nov 01, 2016 6:49
 

Another poetic beaut from the master lyricist himself.  Certainly on a par with Take the Money and Run ...
{#Wink}
 
easmann
(Standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: Jun 28, 2016 6:38
 

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
 doesn't time slip into the past? Maybe it is just me. Maybe we don't actually occupy the same universe and the laws of nature are different for Steve Miller and everyone else but then nobody else would be reading this if that was the case... maybe nobody else is actually reading this.. in which case I am the only one reading it.. which is a coincidence... given that I am the one writing it... well, at least there is one of us out there, well, here I guess. 

 
Proclivities wrote:
I suppose time "moves" forward, into the future, but when it "slips" maybe it does fall into the past - hard to say from my present vantage point.  I guess it's one of those phrases that doesn't get scrutinized enough, like "meteoric rise": meteors don't rise, they fall.
 
I think you can make the case that it's oxymoronic but it's never felt that way to me. True, it's a non-traditional view of time but I've always thought of it as meaning something like: "That future that people dream of and talk about? It's creeping up on us a little bit every day", clearly not a novel observation. An example of poetic license I'd say.
Also, according to the Wikipedia, the song pays homage to War's Slippin' Into Darkness. So you could say it's a matter of perspective, are you looking back, to where we've been, or forward, to where we're headed? 

Finally, it's a call to action: passively slide into a dark future, while some rough beast slouches towards Bethlehem, or?
rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: May 27, 2016 3:04
 

Wow...Severely shortened version of this song!  Why?  And then the overlap of the next song before the end.  I feel like I am listening to commercial radio
Shimmer
(Bethesda, MD)
Posted: Jan 20, 2016 21:50
 

This has a great groove and atmosphere, no matter how many times it's (over-)played. Instant contact high.
wendyleefrancis
(Somewhere in Canada)
Posted: Dec 20, 2015 12:40
 

Ack! This song was so overplayed in the '70s I still can't stand to hear it!
springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Nov 19, 2015 3:38
 

Not heard this in a while. Nice. Thanks.
So much better than the totally unelectable loser that was Ed Miller Band.
mojcamojca77
(Near computer)
Posted: Nov 19, 2015 3:32
 

 sweet_annie wrote:
Good song.  Music to which, in my younger days, I rolled a van, cracked the windshield with my head, and was almost Killed!  Regained consciousness when the next song was playing.

 
Good also that you were NOT killed. {#Smile}
kcar
Posted: Oct 18, 2015 21:30
 

 Lazarus wrote: 
Gee, I don't know, Lazarus. The Republicans have so many compelling candidates, like these two: 

Donald Trump pointing his finger and clenching lips       Jeb Bush looking clueless

Don't y'all miss Dan Quayle?

sweet_annie
Posted: Oct 18, 2015 21:18
 

Good song.  Music to which, in my younger days, I rolled a van, cracked the windshield with my head, and was almost Killed!  Regained consciousness when the next song was playing.
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Sep 17, 2015 12:34
 

Everybody in my galactic presidential campaign loves this groovy song as it slips into the future... we be dancing like Willy Shakes... we love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... we humbly ask for your damn vote and unbridled adulation...


KurtfromLaQuinta
(Really deep in the heart of South California)
Posted: Sep 17, 2015 12:29
 

I'd much rather hear "Wild Mountain Honey" off of this album.
It isn't played on an hourly schedule on the Classic Rot stations.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 17, 2015 12:29
 

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
doesn't time slip into the past? Maybe it is just me. Maybe we don't actually occupy the same universe and the laws of nature are different for Steve Miller and everyone else but then nobody else would be reading this if that was the case... maybe nobody else is actually reading this.. in which case I am the only one reading it.. which is a coincidence... given that I am the one writing it... well, at least there is one of us out there, well, here I guess. 

 
I suppose time "moves" forward, into the future, but when it "slips" maybe it does fall into the past - hard to say from my present vantage point.  I guess it's one of those phrases that doesn't get scrutinized enough, like "meteoric rise": meteors don't rise, they fall.
friscojoe
Posted: Jun 15, 2015 14:05
 

What, RP, is up with playing the radio cut version?        I would have expect album length here from you!  

Do you sometimes play multiple tracks of an album together?  When listening to RP I would expect to here the intro and the entire album
version of this song!  Can you do that? 
senorcerveza
(San Miguel de Allende Mexico)
Posted: Jun 15, 2015 13:33
 

How can this classic get below a 6?  A solid 8!
a2sportsguy
(Ann Arbor, MI)
Posted: Jun 15, 2015 13:25
 

Still one of my personal favorites. For me, you just can't overplay this tune.

Steve actually played this song for years live in concert before he finally recorded it. The early version is actually pretty fascinating. I wrote about its evolution to how it sounds today in the "Popdose" idiot's Guide to Steve Miller that I wrote a few years back.

Fly Like an Eagle,” a song that Miller first composed in 1972 and had been playing in concert in jams that lasted 12 minutes or more, also underwent a major revamp. Originally called “In the Ghetto,” the song fired shots  at the government’s indifference towards child poverty and Native-American rights. But Miller took a scalpel to the song, deleting the latter reference. To soften the social criticism and avoid being what he later called being “preachy,” Miller inserted the eternally hopeful line “There’s a solution” to get away from the naysaying that he knew would prevent  a killer song from being played on top 40 radio. 

To hear this version, and read more about the Space Cowboy (or Maurice or the Gangster of Love..), you can go to the guide at this link.
http://popdose.com/the-popdose-guide-to-the-steve-miller-band-part-2/
 
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Jun 15, 2015 13:19
 

{#Music}
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: May 14, 2015 23:54
 

doesn't time slip into the past? Maybe it is just me. Maybe we don't actually occupy the same universe and the laws of nature are different for Steve Miller and everyone else but then nobody else would be reading this if that was the case... maybe nobody else is actually reading this.. in which case I am the only one reading it.. which is a coincidence... given that I am the one writing it... well, at least there is one of us out there, well, here I guess. 
Keef
(Confluence of the American River)
Posted: Mar 12, 2015 12:51
 

Cool. Thanks for playing. 
stegokitty
Posted: Mar 12, 2015 12:49
 

Fabulous as always.
dpjag
(Atlanta, GA)
Posted: Jul 05, 2006 10:40
 

I just gotta remember that it's new to some.
Zep
(Home)
Posted: Jul 05, 2006 10:37
 

The bar is dropping. Must - stop - the - bar!
phineas
Posted: Jul 05, 2006 10:34
 

I never listen to this elsewhere, so it's great in the RP mix. Well done, as ever, BillG.
birdland
(Right about...here.)
Posted: Jul 05, 2006 10:34
 

You must be joking. Did someone push the wrong button? :frustrated:
fishy1
(Ohio)
Posted: Jul 05, 2006 10:33
 

sountrack of my father's car at one time?
meghan89
(between 2 vertices)
Posted: Jul 05, 2006 10:33
 

wow. awesome.
tony620d
(an office)
Posted: Jul 05, 2006 10:33
 

is that freedom rock maaaaaannn!?!?!? first! :nyah: