[9] Browne said, "I'm really happy that we got this statement from them. [5], Browne wrote the song while driving to the studio each day to make The Pretender, according to Rolling Stone magazine: "I was always driving around with no gas in the car," Browne is quoted.

Eventually "The Load-Out" segues into an interpretation of Maurice Williams' 1960 hit "Stay", sung by Browne, Rosemary Butler, and Lindley. Instruments. In August 2008, Browne sued presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, the Ohio Republican Party, and the Republican National Committee for unauthorized use of "Running on Empty" in a television commercial mocking presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama's energy policy.

Tuning: E A D G B E. File format: gp4. Continue. 20 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. "I just never bothered to fill up the tank because — how far was it anyway? Running on Empty is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. [6] Billboard Magazine described the song as "fiery rock 'n' roll that continues in intensity throughout" while containing "serious lyric content" from the singer/songwriter's "identifiable gritty vocal".[7].

Add to playlist. A number 11 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 when it was released as a single, it spent seventeen weeks on the chart after debuting on February 11, 1978 at position 72.

Packed to capacity with the data of first-rate reporting and with music so warm and soaring it belies the album's title, this song flows triumphantly into 'Stay,' where Browne tells us he doesn't ever want it to end. Running On Empty Solo guitar pro tab by Jackson Browne. Browne receives vocal back up from Rosemary Butler and Doug Haywood. [1] It is Lindley who sings the falsetto in the 2nd Chorus (Rosemary Butler sings in the first). "[9] In 2004, in The 100 Best-Selling Albums of the 70's, Hamish Camp wrote: "Entering somewhat of a creative lull following some sterling albums... Running On Empty was regarded by many as lacking ambition but was nevertheless Browne's most commercially successful of his career to date, peaking at Number Three in the US and reaching Number 28 in the UK." Side-B label of the 1978 commercial single, "Stay", "The Load-Out/Stay" BBC Live in London, 1978.

The song was featured prominently in the 1994 film Forrest Gump as the main theme for a running montage in which the title character treks across the United States on foot. Jackson Browne Fan Page Discography, The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne, Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Load-Out&oldid=983535380, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Doug Haywood – background vocals on "Stay", This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 19:52.

Browne was the sole writer on only two songs, co-writing four others and covering another four. Billboard.com Jackson Browne Chart History.

Recorded backstage (9/1/77) "in the big rehearsal room", Recorded live (9/6/77), Holmdel, New Jersey, Recorded in room 124 (8/18/77), Holiday Inn, Edwardsville, Illinois, "Nothing but Time" (Browne, Howard Burke) – 3:05, Recorded live (8/27/77), Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, Donald "Buddah" Miller – production manager, Edd Kolakowski – Steinway piano and keyboards technician, Alan Owen, Kevin Di Piazza and Jim Waits – lighting crew, Jimmy Deluca, Bryan Lisenbee and Mike Rogers – truck drivers.

"Running on Empty" is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. All in one. Favorite. Released in 1977, the album reached No. The single for the title track, "Running on Empty", peaked at No. "[6], In an essay for the 2005 Rhino Records reissue of the album, critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote that one of the major themes of the album is how "the joy of performing before an audience lends a purpose to everything that happens - the good and the bad - behind the scene." The final episode of the 2016 television series Roadies was named after the song, and featured a live performance of it by Browne. The first three verses of the song consist of Browne singing and playing piano with David Lindley playing lap steel guitar. Just a few blocks."[4]. Barre chords: Yes (ring finger barre) Thumb over chords: Yes.

Featuring songs themed around life on the road, the entire album was recorded on tour, either live on stage, or in locations associated with touring, such as backstage, on tour buses, or in hotel rooms. One accurate version. The remaster is missing the first 25 seconds of audience ambience that, on all other previous editions of the album, led into the beginning of the album's title track. Filesize: 1.8 kb. Recorded in room 301 (8/27/77), Cross Keys Inn, Columbia, MD (first — 2:58) and live (9/7/77). It is a tribute to his roadies and fans. "Running on Empty" is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. They are later joined by a synthesizer, followed by the rest of the band. [1][2][3] Rolling Stone ranked it at number 496 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and it is one of Browne's signature songs. [10], Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne, JACKSON BROWNE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. Author keithsullivan [a] 39. Photography – Joel Bernstein (tour) and Aaron Rapaport (other). , last edit on Mar 06, 2017. "[7], In his retrospective review for Allmusic William Ruhlmann called the album "Browne's least ambitious, but perhaps most accessible, the album ironically became his biggest seller. 'The Load-Out' is Jackson Browne's tribute to and summation of every aspect of live performance: the cheering audience out front, the band playing hard-nosed rock & roll, the backstage crew loading up the trucks—and, always, the road to the next town. Mix Assistants – Dennis Kirk and George Ybarra. This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 18:43. Edit. [1], In addition to tracks recorded on-stage during concerts, it also contains songs recorded in hotel rooms, on the tour bus, and backstage.