Honky Chateau is an example of Elton John and Bernie Taupin at their absolute finest. Forget the bombast and flamboyance of later efforts, this is supreme songwriting pared back to it’s basics and laid down over a brilliant rock ’n’ roll backing. If you’ve never listened to an Elton John album before, make this your first. It’s also got ‘Rocket Man’ on it, which is just a fucking brilliant tune.