Sunday, March 16, 2008

Joe Jackson: It's Different for Girls

Another song from my university years at York. It gave Joe Jackson his biggest UK hit, reaching no. 5 in 1979.

Jackson writes clever lyrics and is fluent in every musical style from jazz to classical. But his heyday was the New Wave years of the late 1970s, which means that he is inevitably compared to Elvis Costello as a songwriter. As almost anyone would, he comes off second best from the comparison.

1 comment:

James Graham (Quaequam Blog!) said...

I prefer his later collaborative work with William Shatner.