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."

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