Circus Money 10 Year anniversary
Feb 24, 2022
So glad I have a place to say this: Although I'd really liked 11 Tracks when it came out, when I first read about Circus Money, it just didn't sound like my thing. To be honest, it sounded a bit like a recipe for disaster: aging white rock star makes a reggae record with a producer whose work I wasn't all that fond of...I couldn't bear to even check it out. Yes, I know - stupid and closed-minded. What a mistake... Five or so years pass and I get curious enough to stream it. And holy shit. Fell in love with this brilliant record from the first spin. The songs, the playing, the incredible production, and that singing - I just wasn't prepared for how much this record spoke to me. I'm not so much of a lyric person and yet so many of these songs moved me deeply. However many years after that, I'm still spinning it regularly: at home, while I'm walking through the East Village, when I'm on a flight. Simply put, it's a record that makes me feel great, reminds me of why I love music. It's one maybe a half dozen records from my life that remains fresh, that speaks to my love of melody and rhythm. And while I can't thank Walter Becker, thanks to anybody here who had anything to do with creating this masterpiece. It brings me peace.