It remains one of the most infectious “feel good” tunes of the early 70s. The many remakes are testament to its staying power.
“Elton felt a bit conflicted about the record…relating in interviews at the time that he felt he’d been pressured to rush it out.”
Dean Friedman’s quirky hit about a vegetarian Jewish girl fond of getting high was one of the catchiest tunes of the 70s.
“The Gold Needles, one of the current standard-bearers of the psychedelic pop genre, have time, love, and memories on their minds.”