* This artist was a prolific songwriter but did not write one of the greatest songs for which he is known. He tapped a song by Steve Goodman out of Chicago who wrote this song while riding on the Illinois Central train going to visit his wife's grandmother. Goodman wrote about what he saw looking out the windows and playing cards in the club car. Everything in the song actually happened on the ride. The version we'll enjoy from 1972 brought attention to rail lines that were vanishing all across middle America. Tough one here...but name the artist and the track (no pun intended)...
*Like all things that just go together...Bread and butter, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Tarzan and Jane...Elton John and Bernie Taupin were kingpins of making exceptional music. But there was one song where even Elton said the lyrics were cryptic and incomprehensible. When further pressed on their meaning, John said...'I have no idea...you're on your own...' The song appeared on his 1970 album...name it...
*Bob Seger wrote most of his own material, but one of his biggest hits was a cover...written by Rodney Crowell, who recorded the song himself for a 1981 album. Seger released a version a year later...the song reflecting on the burdens and compulsions every man carries, which seem to be more acute around midnight. Don Henley and Glenn Frey had a hand in introducing Crowell to Seger and the production of the song...Name the track...
*We'll enjoy a song originally recorded in 1972 at the sessions for Goats Head Soup, but it did not make the cut. It was repackaged and released on an album 9 years later (Tattoo You) and also as a single with a video that was featured on the first year of MTV's existence. While it was delayed for 9 years...it was very much worth the wait. Name the band (a no-brainer from the album references) and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Aqualung by Jethro Tull vs Time Machine by Grand Funk Railroad
1. Arlo Guthrie, City of New Orleans 2. Take Me to the Pilot
3. Shame on the Moon 4. Rolling Stones, Waiting on a Friend
Jethro Tull won with over 55% of the votes