Replay Mayhem – “Tricked And Fallen In Love” – Elvin Bishop

It is the sixteenth song in the Play It Again Mayhem series starting in 2020. Check out the previous entries along with this new song on the Play It Again Mayhem Spotify Playlist, click here to listen! It’s been almost ten months since the last one, how lazy can I be? Anyway this is a song I consider an underrated classic from 1976 by legendary blues guitarist Elvin Bishop, called “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”. Bishop wasn’t the lead vocalist on “Fooled Around And Fell In Love”, that job went to Mickey Thomas who many of you may know as vocalist, backing vocalist, and guitarist for Jefferson Starship and Starship from 1979. Elvin Bishop apparently felt that a deeper tone suited Mickey Thomas rather than the raspy blues sound he had created himself. It was this song and his other work with Elvin Bishop that helped Mickey Thomas perform with Jefferson Starship, which evolved into the humble Starship.

The song’s best chart position is number three in the US and New Zealand. It only peaked at number 34 in the UK, but I’m proud to say I bought a copy years ago. The song has been featured in many films, my favorite being its appearance in the first ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ film back in 2014 as part of the now quite popular mixtape. It was the film that made me fall in love with the song all over again. Rod Stewart covered the song in 2006, but to be honest, it wasn’t Rod’s finest moment and, to me, doesn’t even come close to the original. The song remains one of my all-time favorite songs.

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