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Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: May 02, 2018 12:21
 

 robertheston wrote:
That's a 30th Anniversary album cover.
This might be the original:

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.

 
That cover with Miller playing the left-handed Strat (upside-down) was the one I remember seeing in stores and in Columbia House ads when this song was on the radio around 1977 - certainly before its 30th anniversary.
miller
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Mar 06, 2018 16:01
 

 dwhayslett wrote:

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

Sorry, no eagle references there.

 
Not to mention fruit flies.
sdwright
(underwater)
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
(Raleigh, NC)
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
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
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