I remember at the release of 'Nylon Curtain' he had some criticism of plagiarizing The Beatles, but in retrospect the style is obviously more homage and any how this particular track is more ELO than John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Joel once tried heroin, and the result was the song “Scandinavian Skies” from the 1982 album, The Nylon Curtain. He said he only did it once in the late '70s in Amsterdam. “It got me so high, I…
The sins of Amsterdam
Were still a recent surprise
And we were flying over