Did You Know: “Running On Empty” By Jackson Browne

jackson browne Did You Know: Running On Empty By Jackson Browne

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On ‘Tickets @ 2’ listen for “Running On Empty” between two & three by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jackson Browne[/lastfm]. [photogallerylink id=42484 align=left]

There are two different stories that go with this Jackson Browne hit, one is that it was recorded onstage, backstage, in three different hotel rooms, and on a Continental Silver Eagle tour bus during a cross-country tour in 1977. But according to Rolling Stone magazine, this is the real story behind the song.

According to Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs, Browne wrote this while he was driving back and forth to the studio each day to make The Pretender. He said, “I was always driving around with no gas in the car, I just never bothered to fill up the tank because – how far was it anyway? Just a few blocks.”

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  • RainbowRay

    Another great classic I remember (remember when it was released as well; grade 6 or 7 I think). I believe I may even have this one on single somewhere (not sure).

    Fiona mylove, check out the “Remembering the Bob Marley” link below?


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