Monday, September 15, 2014

Musical Interlude: Mr. Blue Sky (1977)

Not long after I'd settled into my current abode in downtown Troy, I went to what was a literal garage sale. That is, they held a flea market inside the open air parking garage across from the mall.

Among the items I picked up that day was a 2nd hand copy of Electric Light Orchestra's double album, "Out of the Blue", from 1977. For someone who was raised on country music, a band like ELO was an acquired taste. Curiously, the promotional clip produced for "Mr. Blue Sky" never made it onto MTV back in the glory days, insofar as I know.

Jeff Lynne would later move on to work with Tom Petty, and both were charter members of the supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys.

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