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Great Albums You May Have Missed: Steve Miller Band

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The Steve Miller Band's lesser known late 60's-era recordings might surprise you. In 1972, blues-rock guitarist Steve Miller broke his neck in a car accident. It put him out of commission for a full year, a time he used to write catchy blues-influenced pop songs. He emerged to become a huge success, with memorable songs like Fly Like an Eagle, and Take the Money and Run.

What many people don't realize is that the Steve Miller Band had a string of albums before Miller's more well-known era which were closer to psychedelic blues rock than the bouncy mellow pop songs that would help define the sound of the 70s. Those late 60s albums, before the crash, are not only some of this writer's favorites, but rank as some of the most under-appreciated rock albums of the era. Lucky for you, NYPL has 'em!

NYPL Catalog Links:

Children of the Future (1968)

Brave New World (1969)

-To preview one of many great tracks, Can't You Hear Your Daddy's Heartbeat, click the album cover below-

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