I think along with Breaking Hearts, this is one fo the most under-rated Elton John albums [notice how both of them rock?]. But this album is really experimental and innovative, fun aside for the moment, please. The albums opener, Yell Help is a fun country meets blues meets rock, then it seagues into Wednesday Night. I bet you didn't see that coming! How can I describe that song too? It's so weird, then it moves into rowdy bar-room rock for Ugly, then back to Yell help, this time with the boys adding unusual but poppy backing vocals. Then you think the song is over and Kenny, the bass player, does a magnificent solo and then there's ugly, a hard-rocking gospel and disco number. Dan Dare is just as mad, and except for shouts of 'Holy Cow' the lyrics are entertaining, about a cartoon character. Other really cool songs are Billy Bones and the White Bird, about Treasure Island the novel, Feed Me which has a really cool groove, I feel like a bullet and Island Girl you know about! My favourite song however, is Hard-luck story. It's hard-rock meets disco, with Elton bringing some of his own madness into it. It's about a complaining husband who whines to his wife and then she [represented by teh backing vocalists] strikes back at him 'don't give me no Hard-luck story'. Really Great song. Grow some funk isn't excellent to my mind but it's fun. Then Street Kids is slow and a bit too much like Hard-luck story, and it's needlessly dragged out to six minutes. That's my opinion of it anyway. It's a really great Elton John album and one of his most fun albums.