1979 Joe Jackson album
. His first, and a big hit
--everyone knows Is She Really Going Out with Him?
--it was a refreshing change
from the sappy disco
that saturated the late 70s airwaves
The album is a masterpiece of 3-minute pop songs. The origninal Joe Jackson band consisted of Joe doing singing and playing the piano and melodica, Graham Maby on bass and backing vocals, Dave Houghton on guitar, and Gary Sanford on drums. This lineup recorded a total of 3 albums.
The cover is also an icon of late '70s rock--a black and white photo of Joe's white shoes and black pants with wonderful chiaroscuro. You've seen it if you've been in a music store in the last 22 years.
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