Riverside Rockroll Revival (demo)

from Sweet Tooth (Demos) by Robert James

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Riverside Rockroll Revival ~ A smooth-talking fast girl, a Bordeaux queen. Drink your Bordeaux my love or have a glow on sharing my bottle of Jameson’s .. your wine is safe in all respects. Trust me. “Where’s the hand claps and gospel choir” you ask? Good question .. they're coming. Along with a solo section for the intro and that funny “out of the blue” C-D progression. There are song notes being chiseled on the tablets. Akin to commandments of some sort. Mention the word revival and the angels get all hot and bothered. Lord mercy. I appreciate architecture. Love the building of the foundation. A grail for the song. I wanted this one to be a reflection. A bit of my past. So you'd know. The early days. Roller rinks and house parties. The joy of rockroll. Bass guitar through an old Traynor head and cab. Chuck Berry was rock & roll. The Yardbirds were rockroll. An analogy just for me. No need for anyone to get their knickers in a twist. Those shiny imports. It's got me wondering .. will the horn section arrive? Held up in traffic? For now, it may be waiting on one little, two little .. much love, hugs & mixes .. xoRJ

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One little, two little mickeys of Gin
Tucked in my boots and I’m sneakin’ ‘em in
My friend Julie .. her boyfriend Jack
Invited me down past the railroad tracks
Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight

Stan .. he got a snare, a kick and a hat
A nasty ol’ demeanour he got from his dad
Stevie got a bass he bought at a pawn
And a second-hand amp from a neighbour named John
Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight

Well, the rockroll tunes are fast and tight
Down by the riverside
Gonna shake, gonna rattle .. roll all night
Down by the riverside
Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight

Slim knows a girl .. her name’s Irene
Smooth talker, fast girl - a Bordeaux Queen
She’s got a couple girlfriends she’s bringing along
A little razzle dazzle and the beat goes on
Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight

Well, the rockroll tunes are fast and tight
Down by the riverside
Gonna shake, gonna rattle .. roll all night
Down by the riverside
Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight
Woo yeah -

One little, two little mickeys of Gin
Tucked in my boots and I’m sneakin’ ‘em in
My friend Julie .. her boyfriend Jack
Invited me down past the railroad tracks
Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight

Well, the rockroll tunes are fast and tight
Down by the riverside
Gonna shake, gonna rattle .. roll all night
Down by the riverside
Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight
Woo yeah -

Goin’ to a riverside rockroll revival tonight
Woo yeah -

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from Sweet Tooth (Demos), released January 20, 2020
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rhett Black: Drums
Beaverdell Humes: Barrelhouse Piano and Tambourine

Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

We didn't get to test drive "Friday Night" the way we wanted to. Mr./Ms. Universe stepped in. 2020's Covid Cutie. "Sweet Tooth" is currently home to at least six tracks that will appear on our upcoming seventh release entitled "Piece Of Your Ghost". I'm currently close to release of two new singles for our "Or In Cyprus" collection. Just one release to date. Lonely soul ... needs pals. xoRJ ... more

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