Thursday, February 9, 2017


The song expresses a very male and very teenaged angst.

From the Wiki:
Kidd and the Pirates' finest moment might have been the powerful song "Shakin' All Over", which features memorable opening guitars and solo from Joe Moretti,[2] and reached number one in the UK singles charts in 1960. The song and the group's proto-power trio line-up both made a strong impression on the Who, who would cover it in their 1970 album Live at Leeds, whose CD liner notes proclaim the original to be the UK's best pre-Beatles rock single. Canada's The Guess Who reached #1 with a cover version in early 1965. It was covered again in 1984 by the California band "Pegasus" with Tedd Armstrong and Steve Caton on their "Pegasus Takes Flight" EP. Music critics Roy Carr and Tony Tyler would later write that "Shakin' All Over" was the second-ever genuine British rock classic, following Cliff Richard's "Move It".
Heh. The blurb doesn't mention that Pete Townshend said that they had to do the cover because, in the early days of The Who, concert fans always confused them with The Guess Who, and demanded to hear the song.

Here is the 1965 The Guess Who version:

Guess who's still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?


chickelit said...

I dig the spanish subtitles.

AllenS said...

Here is another version of the song by the Twiliters. Let's face it, is Barbara Bouchet hot, or what?

chickelit said...

Great find, AllenS!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The Guess Who were, and still are, one of my favorite groups from that era. The voice of the lead singer still gives me the chills. What a voice!

These Eyes

The song is noted for its repeated long section which starts in C Major, then goes up a whole tone to D Major, then up a whole tone again in E Major, and in the Coda, finally, to F Sharp Major, before the fade, with the words: "These Eyes/ Are Crying./ These eyes have seen a lot of love but they're never gonna see another love like I had with you".

His ability to span that range and just seems to keep going up and really quite great.