The Joker" is a song by the Steve Miller Band from their 1973 album The Joker. It is one of two Steve Miller Band songs that feature the nonce word "pompatus". The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1974. More than 16 years later, in September 1990, it reached number one in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks after being used in "Great Deal", a Hugh Johnson-directed television advertisement for Levi's, thus holding the record for the longest gap between transatlantic chart-toppers.
Saw Steve Miller on Saturday .. According to his on-line bio he started his first band at 12, which would be 1955, right around that time. Way to go Steve! The man found a way to keep the musical history alive and well for us to track down.
The Steve Miller Band is: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Steve Miller Drums – John King (3) Bass – Gerald Johnson Organ, Clavinet – Dickie Thompson. Photography By, Design – Norman Seeff Design – John Van Hamersveld.
Produced by Steve Miller. Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah Some call me the gangster of love Some people call me Maurice 'Cause I speak of the pompatus of love People talk about me, baby Say I'm doing you wrong, doing you wrong Well, don't you worry, baby, don't worry 'Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, right. I play my music in the sun I'm a joker, I'm a smoker I'm a midnight toker I sure don't want to hurt no one Whooo Whoooo. People keep talking about me, baby Say I'm doing you wrong Well, don't you worry, don't worry, no, don't worry, mama 'Cause I'm right here at home You're the cutest thing I ever did see Really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time C'mon baby, now. I'll show you a good time.
Steve Miller's The Joker may seem like an uneven album in terms of consistency. We have the title track, an obvious standout and one of Miller's best compositions of his career, and then we have some tracks that just aren't up to par, making the album feel somewhat lopsided or irregular. The album starts off promising enough with the rockin' blues of Sugar Babe. While The Joker may not be the Steve Miller Band's greatest album in the bands long discography, it remains far from worst and remains a popular as well as important one and is good in its own right. Recommended Tracks: The Joker Something To Believe In Sugar Babe.
More albums from Steve Miller Band: Book Of Dreams by Steve Miller Band. Sailor by Steve Miller Band. Rock Love by Steve Miller Band. Live At The Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco by Steve Miller Band. View all albums . The Joker. 3. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma. 4. Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash. 7. Come On In My Kitchen. 9. Something To Believe In. More albums from Steve Miller Band: Book Of Dreams by Steve Miller Band. About.
Features Song Lyrics for Steve Miller Band's The Joker album. Something To Believe In - Remastered 1990 Lyrics. Steve Miller Band Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. All Music News . Popular Steve Miller Band Lyrics.
That makes the Steve Miller Band, in a way, a mystery band. That is what a lot of bands are on Classic Rock stations. I am a joker; yes, I am a sinner, which we all are. I agree that Classic Rock is incomplete without the mysterious Steve Miller Band. You rock, Steve Miller! Matt from Blacksburg, Vathis song is my jam i love to kick back and juct play the bass line endlessly for hours. Also, 'Gangster of Love' from Miller's "Sailor" album was written by Johnny 'Guitar'Watson (And it's well worth trying to find other records by the quirky Mr. Watson). Dave from Cardiff, WalesWhen this song hit the N. slot in the UK in September 1990 (following its use in a popular Levi's ad), it wasn't without controversy - there was a tie on sales with Dee-Lite's "Groove Is In The Heart" that week.
The Joker is, without question, the turning point in Steve Miller's career, the album where he infused his blues with a big, bright dose of pop and got exactly what he deserved: Top Ten hits and stardom. He also lost a lot of fans, the ones who dug his winding improvs, because those spacy jams were driven by chops and revealed new worlds. The Joker isn't mind-expanding, it's party music, filled with good vibes, never laying a heavy trip, always keeping things light, relaxed and easygoing.
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|CL 15765||Steve Miller Band||The Joker (7", Promo)||Capitol Records||CL 15765||UK||1973|
|3732||Steve Miller Band||The Joker / Something To Believe In (7", Single)||Capitol Records||3732||Canada||1973|
|3C 006-81536||Steve Miller Band||The Joker (7")||Capitol Records||3C 006-81536||Italy||1974|
|7467||Steve Miller Band||The Joker (7", Single)||Capitol Records||7467||Mexico||1973|
|5C 006-81 536, 5C 006-81536||Steve Miller Band||The Joker (7", Single)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||5C 006-81 536, 5C 006-81536||Netherlands||1973|