Lyrics Undercover

A weekly show that explores the meanings and inspirations behind the lyrics of popular music.



Lyrics Undercover 349: “Lucky Man” – Emerson, Lake and Palmer

From this episode…
What is probably the best known song of the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, ‘Lucky Man’ contains one of the most influential and early uses of the Moog Synthesizer. This song almost didn’t happen, on the last day of recording their first album, the group did not have enough material to finish the minimum content required by their contract. In a last ditch effort, Greg Lake brought up this song to bring the total side B time on the LP to 21 minutes. Click to listen Like what you hear? To get this show and all shows on the Premium feed, sign up for a monthly or annual subscription today! Subscribe Today!


 02 January 2017  9m