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Number 91

Stealers Wheel - Star (AM AMS7094 - 1973)

In the 1970s I was a huge fan of the Scots band Stealers Wheel, featuring Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty just after his stint with Billy Connolly in The Humblebums and before his meteoric success as a solo performer. The band had some success in the Seventies, notably with Stuck in the Middle With You, the Dylanesque classic that unfortunately later found notoriety as the soundtrack to a grim scene in Quentin Tarrantino's gritty film Reservoir Dogs. Stealers Wheel's second album Ferguslie Park was produced by the American songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, whose penchant for catchy tunes was legendary. This standout song soon found its way onto both the British and American singles charts in 1973 and remains one of the band’s most radio friendly songs.