Originally released 1977(http://www.discogs.com/Baciotti-Black-Jack/release/484879)
This '86 cover is a little more melancholic and electronic sounding. Still the original was an amazing record for 1977.
I heard the 86 version before I knew about the 77 release, and interpreted the lyrics as documenting a young mans entry into the NY scene, with all it's pitfalls and dangers. But in '77, in Italy, who knows what it was about.