08The album that messed me up as a child and changed my musical direction was Elton John’s Greatest Hits. I had no idea a white guy could sing with that kind of soul—maybe there was hope for me…alas, to no avail.
Also, the chords he played weren’t normal barre chords you could cop on an acoustic. Having no piano in my house, I had to learn how to adjust my fingers on the guitar fretboard. I loved the challenge!
I played this record so much, I had to get a second one. My first copy had a bunch of skips in it, and to this day, when I hear a certain song, it goes like this:
So goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can’t plant me in your penthouse
I’m going back to my…
Going back to my…
Going back to my…
Beachcomber Music Award winner Tim Morinelli is one half of the Flash Flood Duo, one quarter of the Flash Flood band, and one of the Emerald Coast’s most-loved karaoke hosts. Find all his upcoming dates in this issue’s Live Music Calendar.
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