Jeff was in Steeley and I played on
two of their albums. I saw Luke play
it in high school with Landau and
Steve P. They nailed it just like
Denny and Skunk. We used a few
subsitutions on the ending chords.
Donald and Walter will probably
give it a 6.
Dave met George in a hallway at
A&M Records with Phil Spector.
George also played at Jeff's benefit.
Luke was invited to his house to jam.
With Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and Keltner
(I'm so jealous). This is dedicated to him.
Of course what would the TOTO
Looking Glass reflect? Stevie Wonder
(very large!) It was a sizeable
challenge to attempt but we cut it
early in the game. Luke's nin-like
intro gave it the urgency it deserved.
We recruited Ellis Hall for some
step outs. This is dedicated to
the FDNY and all New York.
Luke came up with this classic
for us to interpret on this Herbie
Hancock pearl. (Si made most of the
record) then we added Luke's continually
ebbing guitar, Mike's bass, and David
actually got a chance to play a solo
on acoustic piano. Lenny Castro added
that world flavor to it. (How dare we
put this on the same CD!)
Being a true Elton disciple David
first performed this at his highschool
graduation (all boys Catholic prep). His
mates loved it but he got suspended for 3
days for the subversive lyrics. What a treat
it was to have Davey Johnstone and Nigel
Olsson sing with Luke on the b.gs. Bobby
chose this song and really does justice
to it (boy it'shard to improve on any
of these damn tunes!)
Si hit us again with that one. He played
with Jack Bruce and Luke has played
with Eric. The phrase got shortened
a beat so don't try to dance to it
(unless you're from the 60's).
Listen close and you might
hear us hinting at White Room.
This traditional classic has been
played by each of us since we were
(oh well!) We jammed on it at sound
check last time we played in Puerto
Rico. We decided to keep the melody
and came up with an original
arrangement. Bobby and Luke sure
shine on this baby.
We can't float down TOTO's memory
lane without a dylan classic. This is
us doing pure, unadulterated Leon
Russle, on this beale street rendition.
Monet's on backing vocal and Luke's on
dobro and electric. You can tell by the
applause there must've been a lot'a
people in Simon's house that day.