A song about fallen heroes: Murray Head ‘Say it aint so Joe’

Iconic. , Music for the soul. , Nostalgia. Dec 23, 2017 No Comments

IMHO a most underrated song! Murray Head’s 1975 track ‘Say it ain’t so Joe’ is a personal favourite, & the meaning behind the song is an interesting tale. As Wiki quote:

“Say It Ain’t So, Joe” was provoked by a seventies documentary on Richard Nixon prior to his resignation. The presenter was asking the editor of a small town newspaper outside Washington, how, in the face of conclusive evidence and proof, his readers could still show such undying support for the president they elected. The editor likens the situation to a scandal in the twenties, when Joe Jackson, the famous baseball player, was rumoured to have taken a bribe to sink his team in the final of the World series. His fans hung around the stadium chanting “Say it ain’t so Joe”.




Mitzi.

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