Has Elton John recorded another song that rocks harder than "The Bitch Is Back"?

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  1. Elmo

    Elmo Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Or even as hard as?
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  2. MPLRecords

    MPLRecords Owner of nine copies of Tug of War

    Rochester, NY
  3. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

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  4. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    Well, the live version of Love Lies Bleeding on "Here And There" rocks hard as **** too.
  5. big sciota

    big sciota Well-Known Member

    North Carolina
    That didn’t take long.
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  6. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    Love Lies Bleeding is the winner—and the best thing he’s ever done as far as I’m concerned.
  7. kippyy

    kippyy Forum Resident

    Street Kids from Rock of the Westies
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  9. brettster808

    brettster808 Forum Resident

    All The Young Girls Love Alice
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  10. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
  11. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    I'd say that Rock Of The Westies is his hardest rocking album. As for standalone tracks, Love Lies Bleeding and Saturday Night's Alright are the ones imo.
  12. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

    His cover of Pinball Wizard rocked pretty hard.
  13. peteham

    peteham Forum Resident

    Simcoe County
    ‘Rockin’ is a pretty subjective term. I liked ‘Susie (Dramas)’.
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  14. DrProgQuest

    DrProgQuest Forum Resident

    Seahaven Island
    Yep. Saturday Night rocks harder, and Funeral/Love Lies.. is Elton's proggiest and best overall tune that also rocks very hard in the 2nd part. Really no need to think too much harder about it.
    The raw fuzzy electric guitar lead in Sat Night reminded me at the time of the harder rockin version of Revolution by The Beatles.

    HM to Curtains from Captain Fantastic. (Great drumming on the live versions). And Meal Ticket from that album rocks just as hard as Bitch.
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  15. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    No. No he has not. "Saturday Night" is a close second.
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  16. Pow R Toc H

    Pow R Toc H Well-Known Member

    This might be a controversial take, but I'd nominate 'Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance)' from'Blue Moves'. It rocks.
  17. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    There we go! I remember first listening to that and I kept rewinding the last minute of that song. So much adrenaline!
  18. darkmage

    darkmage Forum Resident

    Madison, Wisconsin
    Grow Some Funk of Your Own?
  19. kevinsponge

    kevinsponge Forum Resident

    Portland, OR USA
    I agree about Bitch is Back Out-rocking by just a hair, the mighty Funeral/Love lies bleeding, but it’s close.

    Short and sweet verses longer and heavier.

    Davey Johnstone is a wizard either way but, BIB is like a highlight reel of his best hooks! IMO
    Great sax solo too.
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  20. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    I don't know about "harder" however the live version of Bad Side of the Moon from Here and There rocks pretty hard.

    As does "Ballad of a Well Known Gun"
  21. debased

    debased Forum Resident

    Far from being one of my favorite singles of his, I'll gladly admit "The Bitch is Back" is one of the best sounding.

    And he was singing about sniffing glue before the Ramones!
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  22. DrProgQuest

    DrProgQuest Forum Resident

    Seahaven Island
    No love for Burn Down the Mission or Take Me to the Pilot....? (the extended live versions)
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  23. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Also the Medley from that album.
  24. DrProgQuest

    DrProgQuest Forum Resident

    Seahaven Island
    Almost bubblegum in comparison to Sat Night; Love Lies.
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  25. bob chabot

    bob chabot bob c

    florence, mass
    i actually think BIB is pretty light compared to the others mentioned on this page. seems more of a pop song to me.
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