Apr 17, 2019
Today's forecast calls for blue skies, and today's Strong Songs calls for an in-depth analysis of Electric Light Orchestra's "Mr. Blue Sky."
It's time to welcome all our pretty faces to the human race, thanks to ELO's most enduring concert-rock classic. Kirk goes for a sunny stroll on a beautiful musical day full of layered vocals, fire extinguisher drumming, time-tested chords, Les Paul solos, vocoders, and... unexpected saxophone interludes?
Band/Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Album: Out Of The Blue, 1977
Composed by: Jeff Lynne
"Yesterday" by Paul McCartney from Help!, 1965
"Confirmation" by Charlie Parker, 1946, included on In Person