Monday, July 16, 2018

File: Rock & Roll, definitions of

Allow the late, great Reg Presley and the minimalist Troggs to distill rock and roll to 100 or so words:
When my luck is down and I can't think of a thing
I just go to my bed, lay my hands on my head
I open my mouth and I sing, yeah I just sing

When we're out on a gig and you start moving that thing
Well, it goes to my head and I start seeing red
I open my mouth and I sing, yeah I just sing

When I think I'm right and you, you think I'm wrong
It just goes to my head and I start seeing red
I open my mouth and I sing, yeah I just sing
Despair, lust, and frustration—the Troggs nail it. Again.

The Troggs, "I Just Sing" (Wild Thing, 1966)

6 comments:

john said...

oh, man! i LOVE the troggs! they are a greatly over looked and neglected band. to me, punk is a minimalist musical form. metal is an excessive musical form. bands like the troggs, the (early) who, the (very early) kinks, the small faces influenced BOTH punk and metal. arriving when they did on the scene their music was excessive for it's time yet minimalist in comparison to what was to come. thanks again!

john said...

'sorry! i left out the yardbirds!

john said...

hey! how can i go about following or subscribing to your blog. i have searched to no avail. thanks.

Joe Bonomo said...

Ha, I agree! Cheers!

Joe Bonomo said...

John, if you scroll down to the very bottom right of the page there's a way to subscribe. Thanks for reading, and check out my archive!

Joe

john said...

thanks! i just did.

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