"Your Lucky Star" is a tribute to Joe Meek, an English record producer and recording pioneer who introduced effects like tape delay, multitracking, and heavy compression to the paradigm of popular music....
([Spoken:] Hello everyone, my name is Joe Meek)

Did I hear a sound, or was I only dreaming?
I thought I heard Joe's record on some old TV show
But when I went outside, a strange new star was gleaming
But if it was Joe's star, I'll never really know

Hey Joe, seems you've been away so long
Working on a different song,
Or swinging on your lucky star (Your lucky star)
Joe, I just had to let you know,
We're still waiting down below,
Searching for your lucky star

Now all that's left are photographs and 45s
And newspaper cuttings cast shadows on your name
You're high up in the sky
Above the streets of London (above the streets),
A star is shining brightly, burning like a flame,
And you'll never be the same

Joe, why'd you have to leave soon?
Were you shooting at the moon,
Or burning out like a shooting star?

All the dreams that could never be
Crowd in Joe's head constantly
The lion will lie down with the lamb,
And maybe one day, Heinz will let you hold his hand

Hey Joe, why did you have to lose control?
You didn't have to lose your soul,
And nothing mends a bullet hole

Joe, I hope there's music where you are
You didn't have to go so far,
Looking for your lucky star,
Your lucky star,
Your lucky star
Your lucky star


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    General CommentAs a tribute to Joe Meek, the use of bits from "Telstar" make sense, but for some reason, the song ends repeating the guitar riff from "Walk, Don't Run"--the instrumental hit by American-based instrumental rockers The Ventures.
    And while Meek's production techniques no doubt inspired other instrumental rockers of the '60s, I can find no evidence he ever crossed paths with The Ventures.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon June 10, 2019   Link

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