Genre: Scottish pop/ rock
Places I remember: Slow Boat Records (Wellington)
Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Stuck in the Middle
Gear costume: Next to Me
Active compensatory factors: Stealers Wheel (no apostrophe employed) come with some clear Beatle connections.
- Geoff Emerick on engineering duty
- Recorded at Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London
- Joe Egan/Gerry Rafferty harmonies that are very reminiscent of the Fabs at times
- Songs that are very Beatle-esque
Gerry Rafferty, of course, went onto some bigger hits (Baker Street anyone?) but this debut album of Stealers Wheel does have its moments. Most notably the hit song Stuck in the Middle (as it's labelled on the cover) and some lovely mid-paced songs like Next to Me and You Put Something Better Inside Of Me.
The rest is nothing less than pleasant, distinguished by those smooth Rafferty vocals and those harmonies.
Where do they all belong? This is the only Stealers Wheel album I own. I do mean to pick up Ferguslie Park at some point though.