Don’t Call Us We’ll Call You is a mini pop masterpiece. It has a rockin’ riff, a great story, and it’s funny as hell. Allmusic.com called it “bubblegum sarcasm” which perfectly captures the tone of the song. Sugarloaf as a group is very underrated and it’s hard to call out a better rock keyboard player than Jerry Corbetta from the mid-1970s (although he seldom gets the credit he deserves). Listen close to hear their use of both a Beatles and Stevie Wonder riff at different parts of the song.
Stay tuned for the next Epic Opening Riff post where we’ll feature a great guitar based Epic Opening Riff…..finally!
Today’s Long Song is a 1970s classic from a Colorado group called Sugarloaf. Let’s listen to Green-Eyed Lady….I think you will really like it.
Green-Eyed Lady made it all the way to #3 on the charts. I own Sugarloaf’s self-titled first album that contains Green-Eyed Lady and I would definitely recommend it if you are interested in hearing more from them. Although I really like Green-Eyed Lady, my favorite Sugarloaf song is Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You which is from their 1974 album of the same name. See what you think….
Since this song takes some pretty good shots at record companies in general, it should come as no surprise that this was Sugarloaf’s last album. As always, let me know what you think.