Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Joe Jackson!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Lately, I've been waking up early -- in other words, normal-person time -- in time to catch the morning shows on KDHX. Just now, Darren Snow of Rocket 88 told me that today is the birthday of angry young man-turned-debonair piano man Joe Jackson. He's 55 today. You really can't touch Jackson's first few albums -- and Look Sharp! and I'm the Man both came out in 1979 -- in terms of classic pop sensibilities. The videos below should give you an idea.

"Steppin' Out"
"Breaking Us In Two""It's Different For Girls""Real Men""I'm the Man" AND "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"

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