Here's a few bars of a tune that shows off
Elton's funky side. In my opinion Dan Dare is not up to Elton
and Bernie's standards of excellence. Reportedly the recording
session for this album was a fairly drugged out affair and
that may explain the less than stellar results. But nevertheless
Elton's playing is fantastic. He shows off the same bluesy
funk style more well known in Take Me To The Pilot, with
lots of "crushed" notes and roll-offs.
This recording is supposedly a demo version of the song
from the recording sessions. It sounds very close to the
recorded final version of the song, but with no other instruments.
You get to clearly hear Elton's playing in all its unabashed
I'd like to finish this tune someday because it seems like
a fun one to play. Hope you enjoy the little bit I've transcribed,