Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hand Claps: Stuck In The Middle

Stealers Wheel: Stuck In The Middle


Cineastes recognize this song from its prominent placement in 1992 crime flick cult hit Reservoir Dogs, where it provided an ironic counterpoint to a policeman's torture. But long before it took on the underground, this summery seventies folkrock tune was a classic rock staple - one that sold over a million copies upon its release, charted in the single digits in both the US and the UK, and lingered long afterwards on a thousand retro radio playlists. Though that's surely where Tarantino found it, I think it's time we allowed it a chance at redemption.

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