Its laid-back sound turns on something primal - instinctive - in us.
As Ross Wilson explained 30 years after its creation:
It came from a Sunday Times liftout magazine A-Z on music. In the before blues section there was an evocative photo of rural black Americans dancing in a dirt poor juke joint - the caption was along the lines of "some negroes 'cut the pigeon wing' and 'do the eagle rock'Now he has taken it back to where it began in this version, peformed live at the Melbourne ABC.
You'll have to click on this link to see the video.
Oh, and here's the original: