Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits (1974-78)
Greatest-hits collections often deprive the listener of the chance to
experience an artist's true scope of talent. Not so with Steve Miller--his
strength has always been more in crafting an occasional blast of FM-radio
heaven rather than a dozen solid album tracks. Greatest Hits 1974-78
chronicles the best singles from Miller's most successful years, after he
veered from Haight-Ashbury bluesy trippiness to more accessible
blues-based pop-rock. There are the slippery grooves of "The
Joker" and "Fly Like an Eagle," and there's the
air-guitar-beckoning riff rock of "Take the Money and Run,"
"Jungle Love," "Rock n'Me," and "Jet
Airliner." Don't expect groundbreaking art, expect references to the
"pompatus of love" and instant gratification. Requisite
listening at the classic-rock keg party. --Neal
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