Sunday, November 18, 2007
Really Bad Early Billy Joel
Before he became The Piano Man, Billy Joel played in an acid-rock duo called Attilla.
They released one unsuccessful LP. The cover featured the pair posing in a meat locker while wearing silly medieval-inspired outfits.
Attila fell apart when Billy Joel ran off with his partner's wife. Their holy union lasted until "Uptown Girl" Christie Brinkley entered the picture.
Attila's music was a foul ejaculation of distorted organ riffs and off-kilter rhythms. It bears absolutely no resemblance to the maudlin balladeer Joel would become.
Check out a couple of their tunes at "Beware of the Blog." I particularly "recommend" a song called "Wonder Woman."