Thursday, September 02, 2010

Listening Post



For more than three-quarters of my life, this has been one of my absolute favorite songs. It features an instantly identifiable sax line and one of the coolest damn guitar solos ever recorded.

From 1978, here's Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a great record and one of my faves too.

Anonymous said...

You just made my day. Like you, this has always been one of my favorite songs. I can remember riding in the backseat of the family wagon, listening to AM 1400 WROV and when this song would come on I could actually get my Mom to turn up the volume. (This was of course back in the day when hearing your favorites on the radio was a complete crapshoot.)

What a great memory and what a great way to start the day.

Anonymous said...

If you put in "that song with the saxophone solo" in google, it's the first hit.

Discovered when I had a desperate need to hear this song but blanked out on the name.

dammitjanet said...

Ah, Chez, as another, um...40+ out there, I have loved this song for years. Thanks for the happy flashback!

Liz in Austin said...

Sweet. I haven't heard this in a long while...thanks!

VOTAR said...

FAVORITE. SONG. EVER.







Not the best video ever, though. But what can one expect from a video shot in 1978 for a band that clearly smoked a mountain of weed before the cameras started rolling.

disputin said...

I absolutely detest this song. There's nothing wrong with the song, per se. But, when I was growing up and delivering papers, every Sunday morning my clock radio would go off at 6:00 and some radio show was using this as their lead in. I really grew to detest this song.

cousinavi said...

Still Alive and Well...and a little fuckin' snarky to boot

Kevin Davis said...

I prefer Lisa Simpson's version ;)

SmudgeTheCat said...

Couldn't agree with you more. But how could you miss with a monicker like Raphael Ravenscroft?
p.s. I'm 68 and I still have the cassette which I should burn to a cd on my Mac. Think I'll go do that now.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yay! I adored my college boyfriend, and this was "our song". Thanks for the sweet memories!

Tehanu said...

My fave too. Thanks!

Deaddancer said...

Another underrated guitar solo on another ubiquitous 70's one hit wonder classic is the one in My Sharona. I'm gonna go you tube it now and even though I've always loved Baker Street, I had forgotten about the guitar closing the song.