Honky Château - Elton John

Honky Château

Elton John

  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 1972-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 11

  • ℗ 1972 This Record Company Ltd.

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Honky Cat Elton John 5:13 USD 1.29
2
Mellow Elton John 5:32 USD 1.29
3
I Think I'm Going to Kill Myse Elton John 3:35 USD 1.29
4
Susie (Dramas) Elton John 3:25 USD 1.29
5
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going Elton John 4:41 USD 1.29
6
Salvation Elton John 3:58 USD 1.29
7
Slave Elton John 4:22 USD 1.29
8
Amy Elton John 4:03 USD 1.29
9
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Elton John 5:00 USD 1.29
10
Hercules Elton John 5:35 USD 1.29
11
Slave Elton John 2:53 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • A Classic

    5
    By TwoRoomsEJBT
    One of Elton and Bernie’s finest compositions is included on this album, the tender Mona Lisa’s And Mad Hatters. This song is a touching yet bleak outlook on the state of New York City circa 1972, as told via Bernie Taupin’s incredible descriptive lyrics. Elton delivers this song with a memorable chorus aided by Davey Johnstone’s wonderful mandolin. Two of Elton’s best known and loved singles are on this album too: the jazzy Honky Cat and the sci-fi influenced, Rocket Man. Other highlights include the ballad Mellow and the jovial, tongue-in-cheek, I Think I’m Going To Kill Myself, the latter featuring Larry “Legs” Smith performing a peppy tap dance routine in the middle of this song (about teenage angst no less!). Honky Chateau is heralded as Elton’s first proper rock album and that’s due to the formation of what would become the classic Elton John Band line-up: drummer Nigel Olsson, bassist Dee Murray and guitarist Davey Johnstone (and percussionist Ray Cooper would join a few albums later). Nigel’s drums are front and center on songs like Susie (Dramas) and Murray’s powerful bass never sounded as strong as on the song Salvation. Produced by Gus Dudgeon, Honky Chateau is a classic album that established Elton John as a true rock star.
  • Greatest Elton John Album

    5
    By Headbanger3
    Rocket Man is an awesome song. Not just that, the whole album is great. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters always reminds me of Almost Famous, also Tiny Dancer, but its not on the album.
  • Slave

    5
    By Olleystars
    I think Slave rights from a neat perspective
  • if you'll pardon the expression . . . . .

    3
    By bob bobblaw
    I'm kind of a closet admirer of this album . . . . not a big Elton fan, but this is OK . . . . .
  • Eltons second best

    5
    By Groovy87
    After Captain Fantastic would say its a tie between this and Goodbye for best Elton albums
  • His best album....period~!

    5
    By Cars37
    His best album....period~!
  • Great but...

    5
    By Matthew Reynolds
    One of his best albums. I especially like Honky cat, Hercules, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, and Amy. However I don't think these sings compare to the albums Madman or Elton John. P.S. I love the electric violin
  • perfect

    5
    By =theMIDDLEkid=
    this album is perfect i cant even think about a single criticism that i could say.. its just overwhelmingly good
  • Honky Chateau

    5
    By swoosh96pa
    This is the first album I ever bought, back in 1975 when I was ten years old. It's a masterpiece of EJ's, and it still sounds great after all these years. I am not a big fan of his stuff post -1977 or so, but this album represents some of the best work he and BT ever wrote. Buy it if you don't have it and enjoy!
  • Elton John rules, amazing that this is not his best. Goes to show how good his other stuff is!

    5
    By R.A.G. oldies fan
    This is one of Elton's best albums of the seventies. I would put it in a tie for third with Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, trailing Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. There is not a bad song on this LP. Honky Cat sets the record on the right track with it's blend of country twang, jazzy horns, and fast rock and roll. I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself is funny in a sick twisted sort of way, and so catchy you can't stop listening. Rocket Man is an instant classic, nuff said. Salvation is a moving ballad. Slave is one of Elton's few country western successes. Amy is one Elton's most underrated album tracks. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters is one of Elton's all time best ballads. And finally, Hercules is another grossly underrated Elton Song. Need proof of Elton John's talent in his glory days, look to Honky Chataeu for shelter from today's musical crap!!!!

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