40 Years Of Classic Rock, 1973 – 2013 Part Four – Steve Miller Band, ‘The Joker’ [VIDEOS]
No this is not a KISS album, it’s Steve Miller depicting The Joker on his eighth studio album from 1973.
The swing for The Steve Miller band made a move toward more of a blues rock style versus the previous progressive rock sound due in part it was more radio friendly and it was more successful commercially.
The Joker charted at #2 on the album charts where as their previous albums couldn’t even squeeze in the Top 20. The title track,”The Joker” alone charted at #1.
Original LP Track List:
- “Sugar Babe”
- “Mary Lou”
- “Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma”
- “Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ but Trash”
- “The Joker”
- “Lovin’ Cup”
- “Come On In My Kitchen” (live)
- “Evil” (live)
- “Something to Believe In”
Released in the U.S. October 1973, Charting at #2.
Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.
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Steve Miller performing, “The Joker”: