The last song in the series Resounding at the Engine Room right now was You Can’t Get What You Want (‘til You Know What You Want) by Joe Jackson. And it started a little discussion with Casper and Glynsky.
In my humble opinion Joe Jackson is one of the truly brilliant musicians of recent decades. As a composer, song writer and performing artist his spectrum covers almost all music genres.
Joe Jackson is quite the eccentric and not all people like him, but I appreciate even his spleens. Like the one concert, where he asked his audience - ahead of buying tickets - to remain absolutely silent. He wanted to play in front of an audience and record the concert in studio quality. Maybe nuts, but certainly creative.
Commercially, Joe jackson was the most successful from 1979 into the 80s and then again in the late 90s with his Grammy Award winning Symphony No 1. Yes, a symphony, how many living musicians composed a symphony?
Here is another hit song:
but even better is Joe's a capella version live:
And here is another one of his hits, Steppin' out,
All videos via Youtube.