I just love the defiant 'hey, screw you' attitude this song exudes. Good quitting your job and storming out of the office kind of music to be playing in the background...not that I could ever do that. Need to pay for this internet shit. We can all fantasize though. lol
Drummer Jeff Porcaro, who was only nineteen years old when he recorded Katy Lied, has said, "That guitar solo [on Black Friday] is Walter on an old Fender Mustang guitar with rusty strings, That's a bad-ass solo, man."
This is about Friday, September 24, 1869. It is known as "Black Friday" in the US because of a failed ploy that left many wealthy investors broke. The investors tried to corner the market on gold, buying as much of it as they could and driving up the price, but when the government found out, they released $4 million worth of gold into the market, driving down the price and clobbering the investors. Check out http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3415 for more facts and trivia on Black Friday.