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gregskrtic
(Falls Church, VA)
Posted: Jul 05, 2016 20:53
 

WAAAAAADDDDDDE!!!!! 
barend
(steenbergen (rockmountains))
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 8:17
 

supurb song

goddelijk mooi
SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 8:15
 

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
LP, 8 Track, CD and now on file.
What's next?
 
Stream on demand. . . keep up at the back there!
Skydog
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 8:15
 

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

LP, 8 Track, CD and now on file.
What's next?

 
between 8 Track and CD you missed cassette tape, you just aren't a true Elton John fan if you don't have them all{#Cheesygrin}
KurtfromLaQuinta
(Really deep in the heart of South California)
Posted: Apr 04, 2016 6:46
 

 Phlegmaticman wrote:
I had this album on 8 track tape.

 
LP, 8 Track, CD and now on file.
What's next?
KurtfromLaQuinta
(Really deep in the heart of South California)
Posted: Apr 04, 2016 6:42
 

 gregskrtic wrote:
I was working as a roofer in Texas during the summer of '81. We used to bring a small boom box up on the roof with us to listen to the radio while we worked.  One day, just before quitting time, "Rocket Man" came on the station we were listening to when Wade declared, "I'M A ROCKET-MAN!" and jumped off the roof. Broken ankle, trip to ER, and workman's comp—clearly that "smoke-break" he had in his car at lunchtime was more than the usual Marlboro Reds he usually smoked.  

This one's for you Wade—not the cleverest Rocket-Man out there.

                             {#Iamwithstupid} 

 
All the roofers I've known, have been a little "burnt". {#Cheesygrin}
A_Radio_Head
(Minneapolis)
Posted: Mar 03, 2016 12:58
 

My first Elton concert in 1974 $8.50 - had to break open my piggy bank.
My fourth Elton concert in Vegas 2005 $250...had a nice chat with Nigel the drummer that night. 
gregskrtic
(Falls Church, VA)
Posted: Oct 29, 2015 19:55
 

I was working as a roofer in Texas during the summer of '81. We used to bring a small boom box up on the roof with us to listen to the radio while we worked.  One day, just before quitting time, "Rocket Man" came on the station we were listening to when Wade declared, "I'M A ROCKET-MAN!" and jumped off the roof. Broken ankle, trip to ER, and workman's comp—clearly that "smoke-break" he had in his car at lunchtime was more than the usual Marlboro Reds he usually smoked.  

This one's for you Wade—not the cleverest Rocket-Man out there.

                             {#Iamwithstupid} 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 11:33
 

 DaidyBoy wrote:
Ah, puberty.  Wouldn't want to do that again.....

 
Indeed.
4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 11:33
 

1972 was a good year, according to Wikipedia (mwahahaha!) {#Bananajam}
hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Feb 20, 2015 0:08
 

Almost perfect....
Correct that....fucking perfect! Pardon mon Francais
 
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 1:28
 

Ah, puberty.  Wouldn't want to do that again.....
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 20:34
 

 msymmes wrote:
Yup.  Well said.   A TEN !!
 
Thank you, msymmes...  hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...

everybody in my alien space craft loves this song... 
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 15:10
 

Average rating of 8.5 with a huge spike in the 9 group !
 
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jul 16, 2014 2:54
 

This was one of the first singles I bought, and I still love it decades later. It was fitting for the time, in which the 'space race' was a recurrent theme. Our Reg sure knows how to spin a toon. It does help that he's been Watford FC through-and-through from childhood, and is now life president of the club. As we 'Orns chanted, mantra-like, in the club's 80s glory days: "Elton John's Taylor-made army!".

Apologies to innocents abroad to whom the arcane world of lower-league English football is as familiar as particle physics.
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Apr 13, 2014 3:30
 

 Pedro1874 wrote:
Don't forget the genius wordsmith Bernie  Taupin {#Sunny}{#Clap}
 
{#Clap}
Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: Apr 13, 2014 3:16
 

Don't forget the genius wordsmith Bernie  Taupin {#Sunny}{#Clap}
harrysun
(Munich/Germany)
Posted: Apr 13, 2014 3:14
 

What do you thing about this cover in a German TV casting show: http://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/video/31-andreas-kuemmert-rocket-man-clip
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Apr 13, 2014 3:14
 

Classic, Elton,Song, Nice!
Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury)
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 14:12
 

 melsmith wrote:
EJ - quirky, weird, genius

 
..... yes
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 13:39
 

Yup.  Well said.   A TEN !!
  
 

Lazarus wrote:

This song is absolutely gorgeous...  love it...
 

 


melsmith
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 13:32
 

EJ - quirky, weird, genius
unclehud
(Charlestown, baby!)
Posted: Dec 07, 2013 4:40
 

 RabbitEars wrote:


 
vurrrrry niiiiiiiize.  Thanks!
icemang
(Boston & DC, mostly)
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 15:31
 

 "...Moonaaa Liiisaaas and Maaad Haaatterrs……"

oh, sorry. wait.


RabbitEars
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 15:28
 


janac13
(Brisbane Australia)
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 15:28
 

Memories of senior year at high school... And the eoy camp...{#Angel}
Keef
(Confluence of the American River)
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 15:27
 

Elton Quote from From a recent Rolling Stone Article regarding this song:
"Rocket Man"
Honky Château, 1972

The first huge single that I had. "Your Song" was a hit; "Rocket Man" was a big hit. It had an acoustic guitar on it, it was a different song for me – it was a simpler sound. I'd moved into a house, I was becoming successful, I was so confident, musically. Everything was to do with the music – touring, recording, radio interviews, photo shoots and "What are we going to do next?"

http://www.eltondaily.com/2013/10/elton-my-life-in-20-songs.html 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 02, 2013 19:16
 


This song is absolutely gorgeous...  love it...
 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 30, 2013 2:37
 

 martinc wrote:
who is on the cover?
 
Some dude named Reginald Dwight, I believe.
That_SOB
(In at least 2 places at once)
Posted: Feb 26, 2013 15:06
 

Simply perfection. Those days, the days of Madman Across the Water, Tumbleweed Connection and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road gone but immortalized in plastic.
 

Sasha2001
Posted: Feb 26, 2013 15:01
 

One of those rare individuals you just want to run up to and give him a big bare hug to thank him for his gifts.
visualblues
Posted: Oct 24, 2012 6:40
 

how about some STARMAN (ziggy stardus) !
justsomeone
(Between a rock and a hard place)
Posted: Oct 24, 2012 6:38
 

 Screature wrote:

He didn't write this song either... Bernie Taupin wrote it.
 

Yes he wrote the music - Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics.
tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: Oct 24, 2012 6:37
 

...and all the science I don't understand...it's just my job 5 days a week..."
allearsny
(New York City, and mountains north and west)
Posted: Sep 22, 2012 17:58
 

Um, he DID write the tune. Taupin wrote lyrics.
Screature
(Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)
Posted: Aug 22, 2012 6:10
 

 ziakut wrote:
I simply love this song. He just don't write tunes like this anymore. A thing of the past for sure. Sadly.
 
He didn't write this song either... Bernie Taupin wrote it.
RKeaton
(South of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 21, 2012 20:14
 

Why is John Prine on the album cover?
ziakut
(Right Here)
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 8:27
 

I simply love this song. He just don't write tunes like this anymore. A thing of the past for sure. Sadly.
jen3005545
(Fort Worth, TX)
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 8:27
 

My favorite EJ song.  Thanks!   {#Good-vibes}
Rockit
(Ottawa ON)
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 8:26
 

Yes I am!
Chi_Editrix
(Chi)
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 8:26
 

Makes me think of Ray Bradbury. RIP.
Stratocaster
(Bermuda)
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 15:02
 

This song is a "10". Soundtrack to the year when I was 14, and played this album to death. Nothing else to say.

Oh, except that I've met Sir Elton.  Seriously. 
horstman
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 14:52
 

 martinc wrote:
who is on the cover?
 
Sir Elton, of course.

shellbella
(so california)
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 14:45
 

First concert I ever saw.... Chicago 1976.  Loved him then, love him now..... Always a 10
Phlegmaticman
(270 miles south of Paradise, CA)
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 14:44
 

I had this album on 8 track tape.
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Oct 10, 2011 14:00
 



This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
Byronape
(Snorkeling in the River Styx)
Posted: Sep 09, 2011 3:00
 

 martinc wrote:
who is on the cover?
 
Looks like Kevin Smith, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.  He would have been, like, 4 when this came out.

Would be funny if it was tho.


Sasha2001
(I can see Zabars from my window)
Posted: Aug 08, 2011 18:05
 

I never understood how NASA would allow an astronaut's wife to pack up the gear he would need for the mission. They have, like entire departments tasked with this responsibility. Talk about your bossy and controlling spouse.

"But honey, I can't even wear these boxers under the spacesuit. Where would the urine and feces tubes go."
Jazbo
(Beautiful Valparaiso IN.)
Posted: Jul 08, 2011 9:13
 

The perfect E.J. song for the last space launch that we all just watched on CNN.
xtalman
(What dimension?)
Posted: Jul 08, 2011 9:13
 

Nice timing since the last shuttle just took off.