I’m not generally a fan of the saxophone, but I can’t imagine this song without it.
That wailing sax part–one of the best sax riffs ever–was performed by Raphael Ravenscroft. He died this past week of a suspected heart attack at the age of 60.
Ravenscroft’s playing could also be heard on tracks by Daft Punk, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, ABBA, Robert Plant and scores more. Even the Foo Fighters were moved to cover the song, albeit with a guitar in place of Ravenscroft’s sax.
(Via AV Club)