Monday, November 23, 2009

Nick Lowe's So It Goes

Nick Lowe: So It Goes

At first you want to start singing:

You know that chick that used to dance a lot
Every night she'd be on the floor shaking what she'd got
Man when I tell you she was cool, she was red hot
I mean she was steaming

So, is there some trivia here that I don't know about? Both singles were released in '76.


Paolo Meccano said...

I think both this and that particular Thin Lizzy song (you were thinking of Thin Lizzy, weren't you?) may 'share' a melodic similarity with the Steely Dan track 'Reelin' In the Years', but I wouldn't swear to it in the presence of Messrs Lowe and Lynott's publishers' lawyers.

Big B said...

Paolo, thanks for the comment. I believe you are on to something since "Reelin' In the Years" is from '72. Now imagine a triple-shot of all 3 songs together:

"The weekend at the college, didn't turn out like you planned...They were askin' if you were around, How you was where you could be found...and so it goes"

ib said...

I confess I hadn't previously noticed the similarity between this an "The Boys Are Back In Town" until you mentioned it, Big B. Or with "Reelin' In The Years".

This was a very fine release, the title of which was purloined by Tony Wilson for his Granada show.

"We got 50,000 Watts... In a big acoustic tower..."

Big B said...

Hey ib. I did not know the Tony Wilson connection. Very cool.