Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Cramps - Twist & Shout (Ohio Demos 1979) AKA- Baby Blue Rock & Drug Train

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The Cramps - Twist & Shout (Ohio Demos 1979)
that Song is based on "Please give me something" by Bill Allen 1958. The Cramps did it first as "Baby Blue Rock" (you can hear that on the DO-CD "How to make a Monster"), then they changed the Lyrics to "Twist and Shout" and finally it became "Drug Train"

be sure to check out the Chris Spedding Demo version from Febuary 1979 as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfpktt...

Lux once mentioned in an interview that he was never really happy with the sound of the first two Studio Albums (Songs The Lord Taught Us - 1980 March & Psychedelic Jungle - 1981 May) and I agree! The Ohio Demos do document the Sound, that they had, much better!

Lux Interior (Erick Purkhiser) -- vocals
Poison Ivy (Kristy Wallace) -- lead guitar
Bryan Gregory (Greg Beckerleg) -- guitar
Nick Knox -- drums


Lyrics:
Well this city's so mean,
that the dogs don't bark,
but there's a rock 'n' roll scene,
that's waiting in the dark,
where the cheap perfume,
goes straight to your heart.
Oh but something's wrong,
with everything in the place,
hey what's wrong with this picture,
can you find the mistakes,
we come in last, in the human race.
Oh do the red light rock,
down at the horror house,
it's an electric shock,
that? makes your veins pop out,
works? on your nerves,
to make you twist and shout.
Well I fell asleep dancing, to a rocking beat,
yeah I fell asleep dancing, to the noise in the street,
but when I woke up this morning,
I was still on my feet.
Oh do the red light rock,
down at the horror house,
it's an electric shock,
that makes your veins pop out,
works on your nerves,
to make you twist and shout.Read more at www.youtube.com
 

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