The self-titled stealers wheel album, produced by jerry leiber and mike stoller, was a critical and commercial success, yielding the hit stuck in the middle with you (it hit top ten in america and the uk. Diego b before baker street there was stuck in the middle with you and i'm a fan of gerry rafferty and joe egan since those old days when i heard rab noakes playing live gerry's moonlight and gold i was impressed and ordered it another wonderful song is mary skeffington, a lovely song about gerry's mother. Stuck in the middle with you (sometimes known as stuck in the middle) is a song written by scottish musicians gerry rafferty and joe egan and originally performed by their band stealers wheel the band performed the song on the bbc's top of the pops in may 1973, and the song charted at number 8 in the uk singles chart. Written by gerry rafferty and joe egan for their band stealers wheel, this was a surprise hit for them in 1973 since then, it has been covered by numerous singers and most recently as the theme song for grace and frankie a netflix original comedy. Rafferty's 1972 song stuck in the middle with you was given a new lease of life when it featured in the infamous torture scene (pictured) in tarantino's 1992 film reservoir dogs.
Song information for stuck in the middle with you - stealers wheel on allmusic allmusic new releases featured new releases the song was viewed as a rock standard joe egan and gerry rafferty's catchy dylan knockoff was the soundtrack to a pivotal scene in the 1992 film, and as its cult grew, so did the song's popularity stuck in the. Singer-songwriter behind stuck in the middle with you and baker street endured battles with music industry and alcohol published: 4 jan 2011 gerry rafferty dies aged 63. gerry rafferty was a popular music giant at the end of the '70s, thanks to the song baker street and the album city to city his career long predated that fixture of top 40 radio, however indeed, by the time he cut baker street rafferty had already been a member of two successful groups, the hu available with an apple music subscription.
Stuck in the middle with you is a remake can't speak to the other tracks since i haven't heard them before if you're looking for some nostalgia, steer off from this mess. Song meaningthis is what the song is about- and it comes from the liner notes of right down the line- the best of gerry rafferty cdthe song is referring to people in the record biz- management people and executives of record labels- they are the clowns and jokers referred to in the lyrics. After a number of years of musical inactivity egan worked with rafferty by adding some backing vocals on his 1993 album on a wing & a prayer he also benefited from the use of the rafferty/egan composition ‘stuck in the middle with you’ in the film reservoir dogs that same year.
Gerry rafferty, a scottish singer and songwriter who combined a gift for melody, a distinctive voice and a fatalistic worldview to produce 1970s hits like “stuck in the middle with you” and. Rafferty and joe egan formed the group stealers wheel in 1972 and produced several hits, most notably stuck in the middle with you and star in 1978, he recorded his second solo album, city to city, which included baker street, his most popular song. Joe egan, gerry rafferty licensed to youtube by umg (on behalf of polydor) umpg publishing, bmg rights management, umpi, cmrra, ubem, ascap, and 20 music rights societies. Find a gerry rafferty and joe egan - stuck in the middle with you (the best of stealers wheel) first pressing or reissue complete your gerry rafferty and joe egan collection shop vinyl and cds.
Stealers wheel was a british folk/rock band formed in paisley, scotland in 1972 by former school friends joe egan (born 1944) and gerry rafferty (1947 - 2011) in the early 1970s, the band was considered to be the british version of american folk/rock supergroup crosby, stills, nash & young. Inspired by bob dylan and the beatles, rafferty started to write his own songs and with joe egan, a friend since both were teenagers playing in their hometown of paisley, he formed stealers wheel. Stealers wheel was a scottish folk-rock band fronted by longtime school chums joe egan and gerry rafferty the group was first formed in paisley, scotland in 1972. Stuck in the middle with you here i am, stuck in the middle with you lyrics are the property and copyright of their owners, and are provided here for educational purposes only.
Yes i'm stuck in the middle with you writer(s): joe egan, gerry rafferty lyrics powered by wwwmusixmatchcom show more show less shazam charts top 100 chart global top 100 the most shazamed songs in the past week future hits chart. Gerry rafferty - home and dry / mattie's rag 1978 stealers wheel humblebums (7. Gordon from philadelphia, pa the new york times' article reporting rafferty's death repeats the anecdote mentioned on this page that stuck in the middle with you was intended as a dylan parody rafferty apparently indicated that was the case during an 1978 interview with rolling stone.