The Joker" is a song by the Steve Miller Band from their 1973 album The Joker. It is one of two Steve Miller Band songs that feature the nonce word "pompatus". The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1974. More than 16 years later, in September 1990, it reached number one in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks after being used in "Great Deal", a Hugh Johnson-directed television advertisement for Levi's, thus holding the record for the longest gap between transatlantic chart-toppers.
The Joker is the eighth studio album by Steve Miller Band. The album marked a period of significant change for the group as the band abandoned their music for a more melodic, smooth rock/blues sound. Perhaps not coincidentally, it was also their first solid commercial success due to the strong radio-play of the title track. The title track took 19 days to record.
Produced by Steve Miller. Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah Some call me the gangster of love Some people call me Maurice 'Cause I speak of the pompatus of love People talk about me, baby Say I'm doing you wrong, doing you wrong Well, don't you worry, baby, don't worry 'Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, right. I play my music in the sun I'm a joker, I'm a smoker I'm a midnight toker I sure don't want to hurt no one Whooo Whoooo. People keep talking about me, baby Say I'm doing you wrong Well, don't you worry, don't worry, no, don't worry, mama 'Cause I'm right here at home You're the cutest thing I ever did see Really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time C'mon baby, now. I'll show you a good time.
Songs in album Steve Miller Band - The Joker (1973).
Well this one is gonna be a fun one. Today's lesson will show you how to play the laid back acoustic classic "The Joker" by The Steve Miller Band. Released in 1973 on their album of the same name, "The Joker" made it to the top of the billboard charts due to it's catchy guitar parts and quirky lyrics. First thing first, before trying to play along with this lesson and the original recording, you will need to tune your guitar down one whole step, low to high that will be D G C F A D.
Steve Miller told the story of the song in an interview with Mojo November 2012: "I got this funny, lazy, sexy little tune," he recalled, "but it didn't come together until a party in Novato, north of San Francisco. Peter from Birmingham, United KingdomFatboy Slim covered The Joker on his 2004 album "Palookaville" :) Amanda from Arroyo Grande, CaThis song was also covered by country music artist Keith Urban as the encore to a concert in Paso Robles, CA for the CA Mid State Fair, where The Steve Miller Band had just performed the day before. Andrew from Birmingham, United StatesThe Steve Miller Band's lyrics in "The Joker" are kinda crazy. I don't know what they're about, really.