Elton’s Most Guitar Oriented Album R-O-C-K-S
The electric guitar dominated the sonic landscape of the 1970s. Elton John added rock guitar maestro Davey Johnstone to the band on his album “Madman Across the Water” and every 70s album that follows had at least a couple tracks that flat out rocked.
It’s no accident that this collection of tunes is called “Rock of the Westies.”
After all, Johnstone’s crunchy hard rock guitar riffs are highlighted throughout. Standout cuts include “Grow Some Funk of Your Own”, “Street Kids”, “Dan Dare” and “Street Kids.” EJ’s songwriting is certainly stronger on other albums, but he never rocked harder than he did on this underrated classic.