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John Lee Hooker — Boom Boom
Album: Boom Boom
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8.2

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Total ratings: 2160









Released: 1992
Length: 4:13
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Boom boom boom boom
I'm gonna shoot you right down,
right offa your feet
Take you home with me,
put you in my house
Boom boom boom boom
A-haw haw haw haw
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm

I love to see you strut,
up and down the floor
When you talking to me,
that baby talk
I like it like that
Whoa, yeah!
Talk that talk, walk that walk

When she walk that walk,
and talk that talk,
and whisper in my ear,
tell me that you love me
I love that talk
When you talk like that,
you knocks me out,
right off of my feet
Hoo hoo hoo
Talk that talk, and walk that walk
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My neighbors had to shut their windows... 
Sorry so many got butt hurt over this one ...I ‘d hate to think you couldn’t throw one out once in a while just to see if people were paying attention... Thanks for all you do, Bill & Rebecca!
 chyk5 wrote:

No worries Bill. Those of us that don't take ourselves too seriously and found it funny, will make up the difference!

because murder is funny  (not) and you think you are cool because you got the reference...(not)
Naughty, naughty Bill!.
Bill...not funny...
Dang, Bill!
 Mojoman17 wrote:
Any more like that and I’ll cancel my donation ...
 
No worries Bill. Those of us that don't take ourselves too seriously and found it funny, will make up the difference!
Any more like that and I’ll cancel my donation ...
Sorry but bad taste. Even though marvin’s dad had a brain tumor, many of us cried the day Marvin died.
Sorry, not amused. Bill, I love you, Rebecca and your work, but that comment was out of order. Maybe if something happened a century or two ago that might be OK. But these issues, and everything MG talks about in What’s Going On, are so relevant today, that he desrves a bit more respect.
'Sending this to his father'! Because he shot him to death?
Pretty inappropriate.
What does this song have to do with Marvin Gaye's father?
I just stopped what I was doing, cranked up the volume, and leaned back.
 lovelyhelicopter wrote:
Hahaha. That has to be the best intro I've heard. Nice one Bill
 Ouch.

Hahaha. That has to be the best intro I've heard. Nice one Bill
Send this out to Marvin Gaye's father? 

Sorry, Bill, too soon. 
2 great chords, countless great songs!
good song - bad form bill
Oh, bad joke, BillG.

Good song, though.
 Coronal wrote:
"This next one is dedicated to Marvin Gaye's father."

Ooooh, that's cold!
 
Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
Oh Bill...naughty.
"This next one is dedicated to Marvin Gaye's father."

Ooooh, that's cold!
Is this the tune used on the intro to NCIS  New Orleans?
 linden wrote:
So let me get this straight: he prefers a woman who can walk and talk?
 

And kick and streeetch and kick. She's 50!
I liked the dedication on this one today, Bill. Good one.
So let me get this straight: he prefers a woman who can walk and talk?
If you don't love John Lee Hooker you don't have a soul
 greiffenstein wrote:
this one gets a very rare 10 from me.  Few single songs have influenced so many others, from the Animals to ZZTop, this man, and this song especially, are truly God-like

 
Me too - same reluctance to give a 10 but this is one of them!
9 -> 10
this one gets a very rare 10 from me.  Few single songs have influenced so many others, from the Animals to ZZTop, this man, and this song especially, are truly God-like
 sfyi2001 wrote:
The Grand Old Man of Boogie.
Pier 62, Seattle - 1997 - 80 years old.
He closed the 5 hour Blues Festival
I saw a Legend.

 
One of my biggest regrets was not going to see him when he was in Anchorage in summer of 2000.
 sfyi2001 wrote:
The Grand Old Man of Boogie.
Pier 62, Seattle - 1997 - 80 years old.
He closed the 5 hour Blues Festival
I saw a Legend.

 
Indeed!

Here's where Billy Gibbons got that "A-how-how-how" on La Grange.  Not to mention many, many of his boogie licks..... 
The Grand Old Man of Boogie.
Pier 62, Seattle - 1997 - 80 years old.
He closed the 5 hour Blues Festival
I saw a Legend.
Where it all really started for so much of our modern music. 
 naguall wrote:
Who does the solos ?

 
Jimmie Vaughan.
I wonder how many times he recorded this with how many different bands, guests, etc? Pretty sure that each one was a hit.

Saw him years ago. A local band opened for him—smoking hot lead singer. Turns out for this gig they're also Hook's backing band. He strolls out for his set holding a pint glass filled to the brim with some, um, amber liquid. Pretty sure it wasn't ginger ale or herb tea. He doesn't take his eye off the band's lead singer during his entire set. In between songs he's like, "C'mon here and sit on my knee, honey." Sang "Boom Boom" that night like he meant it. Audacious old coot!
Just to clear up the earlier confusion about whether it is a 'bad' song.  It is wicked bad. A genuine bit of filth.  As fat as it comes.
Who does the solos ?
Super si e pesnata ne jadete mnogu burek!!
great song for a dreary AM
Bad as dirty boy does.
 Lindo525 wrote:

If you're saying "Bad" to mean "Bad Ass and friggin great", then I agree!! {#Yes}

 
JLH is simply Bad Ass.  If you don't like it, then you just shut yo mouf...
 
Now play Frank Zappa - "Hoy Hoy Hoy"
 helgigermany wrote:
Just a bad song!

 
If you're saying "Bad" to mean "Bad Ass and friggin great", then I agree!! {#Yes}
 How was it? Would luv to hear your comments!


TerryS wrote:
Going to see his daughter in a week or three, be interesting to see what passed in the genes.

 


Blues at it's Best!
Going to see his daughter in a week or three, be interesting to see what passed in the genes.
Aha, that's the nasty sound...
{#Bananajumprope}
{#Flamed}...... this is exceptional so 10  
I kept humming this while running in the past couple of weeks. Thanks for playing!
Just a bad song!
 gypsyman wrote:

Yessir. And the whole Viagra "hook" thing...  {#Eyes}

 
To be fair, the producers of those Viagra commercials merely hired people to mimic this sound - especially the guitar sound.  I doubt they used an authentic John Lee Hooker recording.
So sad that this song has been used as the track for an erectile dysfunction product commercial in the USA.  I guess their Boom Boom went ummmm.....ummmmm.....
This is not singing! Very bad !
a-how-how-how-how




'nuf ced 
Finally! This is the most energy I've heard on RP in the last hour and a half. Can you mix it up a little more please Bill?{#Sleep}
I like the fact that he owned this scorching confident struttin style back in the day and yet eagerly joined Van the Man and Big Head Todd!
Mmmmm..... Yeah! So great to hear on a scorching humid afternoon... still manage to get a wiggle on :)
Just awesome!
One of the greatest blues songs of all time by one of the greatest blues players. Remember hearing this live at a Chicago Blues fest-great set.

We be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love it...
 
Boombastic !
 
 AndyJ wrote:
A "Classic" is one that holds value over decades... This is a True Classic
 
Yessir. And the whole Viagra "hook" thing...  {#Eyes}
 Sloggydog wrote:
Sometimes it pays to check what company you are in before making comments like "You gotta love that Hooker don't you?"
 
{#Roflol}
A "Classic" is one that holds value over decades... This is a True Classic
{#Eh}
Sometimes it pays to check what company you are in before making comments like "You gotta love that Hooker don't you?"
Oh yeah.
HowhowhowHow

Not the most gripping version, but he still got it done even in his old age. The guy wasn't flashy and not a great guitar player, but he was raw and very real.

"I'm Bad Like Jesse James" is about the most chilling piece of blues I've ever heard—best version too. 


 IrieTom wrote:


This is what I think of every time I hear this song
 
YES! Me too! Bless Ackroyd, Belushi and Landis for making this movie, and bringing so many of the blues masters to a wider audience.
Where it all began...
Welllllll yeah!{#Doh}8
 Cynaera wrote:
I've never liked Hooker's music. I must be sadly lacking somewhere, but when I hear his stuff, I just think of a dirty old man who's singing about what he can't get it up to do anymore. (Don't throw rocks - it's just my impression, and I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.) When this song started, I just said, "Heyheyheyhey! Wellwellwellwell! Howhowhowhow!" And then the "boomboomboomboom" started, and I kicked myself for missing that particular word.  Love his music or hate it - he's a part of the blues. Just not really the part I can handle. It's me, not the music...

Was I tactful enough to not offend anyone? {#Pray}
 

Too bad for you. I love all of his music, even the gritty dirty stuff recorded in Detroit in the late 40's and early 50's. He was definately a blues icon. Hope you don't feel the same way about Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

 Cynaera wrote:
I've never liked Hooker's music. I must be sadly lacking somewhere, but when I hear his stuff, I just think of a dirty old man who's singing about what he can't get it up to do anymore. (Don't throw rocks - it's just my impression, and I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.) When this song started, I just said, "Heyheyheyhey! Wellwellwellwell! Howhowhowhow!" And then the "boomboomboomboom" started, and I kicked myself for missing that particular word.  Love his music or hate it - he's a part of the blues. Just not really the part I can handle. It's me, not the music...

Was I tactful enough to not offend anyone? {#Pray}
 
He wasn't so old when he started singing this song. And I bet he got plenty of "boom boom" in his time... Jes sayin'.....


Awesome Image - thanks for sharing - Hook is a very old soul!

 
shawshank wrote:
John Lee Hooker
 


 Cynaera wrote:
I've never liked Hooker's music. I must be sadly lacking somewhere, but when I hear his stuff, I just think of a dirty old man who's singing about what he can't get it up to do anymore. (Don't throw rocks - it's just my impression, and I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.) When this song started, I just said, "Heyheyheyhey! Wellwellwellwell! Howhowhowhow!" And then the "boomboomboomboom" started, and I kicked myself for missing that particular word.  Love his music or hate it - he's a part of the blues. Just not really the part I can handle. It's me, not the music...

Was I tactful enough to not offend anyone? {#Pray}
 
Well, everyone doesn't have to like everything.  Personally, I've always liked Mr. Hooker's music, not just this up-tempo stuff, but also his slow, mournful tunes like "It Serve You Right To Suffer" or "Decoration Day".  I saw him perform at The Bottom Line in NYC in 1982: fantastic show!  He got up out of his chair to dance for a bit, saying: "I guess I got to dance; I am The Boogie Man, after all".

 pyxxel wrote:

Yes you were. We pity you {#Shhh}
 
Thank you for acknowledging my tact - I usually suck at it.  Don't pity me - I can be pretty snarky, too. Ask anyone. {#Yes}
Keith Richards says 'thank you.'
What I plan to do to my girl friend ALL weekend long! YEAH BABY!!!
 Cynaera wrote:
I've never liked Hooker's music. I must be sadly lacking somewhere, but when I hear his stuff, I just think of a dirty old man who's singing about what he can't get it up to do anymore. (Don't throw rocks - it's just my impression, and I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.) When this song started, I just said, "Heyheyheyhey! Wellwellwellwell! Howhowhowhow!" And then the "boomboomboomboom" started, and I kicked myself for missing that particular word.  Love his music or hate it - he's a part of the blues. Just not really the part I can handle. It's me, not the music...

Was I tactful enough to not offend anyone? {#Pray}
 
I am with you!



This is what I think of every time I hear this song
Demons, we all got 'em.  flaws? right out there for everyone to see. Still, this guys rocks the blues, always did. (if our artists had to pass a level 2 background check there wouldn't be much music  would there?)
 drtjdel wrote:
Before he died I saw John Lee at his club in S.F., the Boom Boom Room. Comes out on stage with an absolute FOX on each arm and a big grin on his face. You DOG!!
 
John Hiatt says this exact thing in his song "Old Days" from the "Same Old Man" album (an EXCELLENT album):
"On a bill with John Lee Hooker in a joint up in Washington,
He came in with a gorgeous woman on each arm as I was singing my song,
Walked 'em right up sat 'em on the edge of the stage as I went singing along,
And that's called "Evenin' son, I'm the headliner!"

 Cynaera wrote:
Was I tactful enough to not offend anyone? {#Pray}
 
Yes you were. We pity you {#Shhh}
The Firesign Theater does an impresion of Eric Burdon doing this song.  Great stuff.
I saw him at the Cellar Door in DC in 1980. He was excellent.
I've never liked Hooker's music. I must be sadly lacking somewhere, but when I hear his stuff, I just think of a dirty old man who's singing about what he can't get it up to do anymore. (Don't throw rocks - it's just my impression, and I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.) When this song started, I just said, "Heyheyheyhey! Wellwellwellwell! Howhowhowhow!" And then the "boomboomboomboom" started, and I kicked myself for missing that particular word.  Love his music or hate it - he's a part of the blues. Just not really the part I can handle. It's me, not the music...

Was I tactful enough to not offend anyone? {#Pray}
He can Boom Boom me anytime!
 Bat wrote:

Eric Clapton brought Muddy Waters along to open one of his tours shortly before the great McKinley Morganfield died.  The tour was mid to late 70s.

I've got to say that it was a sad and painful thing to witness, Waters was just too old and was just (barely) going through the motions.

I moved to the SF Bay area in '82, which is where John Lee Hooker lived.  Although I loved his music I never went to see him live because I couldn't get Muddy Waters out of my mind.  I thought he had one foot in the grave in '82 but the tough old bastard lived for nearly 20 more years.
 
If you haven't please watch/listen to "The Last Waltz."

Muddy Waters was amazing that night, that was 1976.

I watche JLH tour with Big Head Todd in the mid-90's.  He was rollin'.

RP Boom Boom Boom Boom! {#Dance}
Springsteen/E Street did a killer version of this in the #2 slot on their Tunnel of Love tour back in '88 . . .
John Lee Hooker
 paulpaar wrote:
the station and listeners are stuck in the past because yes and no the youth of today are cooked. !! they are  waste. Its the stupid drugs, is all I can say. chit like "ecstasy:" now: how stupid is that? ! Ecstasy in a pill?! Please!  Or the plain stupid brains they run. Idiots ya know.. ? Kids today just don't care. OR they only care to mess you up. How lame is that?! They're lame , . . .as is their noise.

Sorry, but we are experiencing the downfall of mankind. Or haven't you looked around? It s the stupid cell phones and computers and lack of exercise and the crap they eat , the foo who think they are coo. Here in chitty ABQ, the street drunks and waste product are all seen eating chips and some crap sugar corn syrup drink. get IT? 

Please forgive me for being truth.

love

Love


 

Us humans been self medicating since before the stone age. It is in human nature and it will never change. When I was young, in the 70's & 80's the older generation said that this up and coming generation is not worth a darn and the future is not looking that good.
  Well here we are, in the future, as in retrospect of the 70's & 80's. The young are now running the world, for better or worst, keeping all of this cool technology we play with up and going and inventing new stuff all of the time. Medical, computing,transportation,gaming,envioromental,physics,philosophy and the list goes on and on.
  All I can add is shut up and hang on for the ride. Be thankful your alive and look forward not backwards! 
 dkwalika wrote:
Glad the Stones took him out on tour just before he died.

 
Eric Clapton brought Muddy Waters along to open one of his tours shortly before the great McKinley Morganfield died.  The tour was mid to late 70s.

I've got to say that it was a sad and painful thing to witness, Waters was just too old and was just (barely) going through the motions.

I moved to the SF Bay area in '82, which is where John Lee Hooker lived.  Although I loved his music I never went to see him live because I couldn't get Muddy Waters out of my mind.  I thought he had one foot in the grave in '82 but the tough old bastard lived for nearly 20 more years.


Long Live John Lee Hooker!! {#Cheers}
Chair dancing and don't give a damn what my co-workers think!
{#Motor}
 dkwalika wrote:
Glad the Stones took him out on tour just before he died.

 
As opposed to after?

 AdyMiles wrote:
this is annoying shit - can't wait for it to end - can't believe it's got so many high votes

 
Perhaps you simply need to loosen the waistband on your undergarment. . .

Yeah, this is GodLike.
Bill is cookin today....Thanks Bill!   {#Cool}
Sang it John...
Glad the Stones took him out on tour just before he died.

 drtjdel wrote:
Before he died I saw John Lee at his club in S.F., the Boom Boom Room. Comes out on stage with an absolute FOX on each arm and a big grin on his face. You DOG!!
 
Like Flava Flav?
 paulpaar wrote:
the station and listeners are stuck in the past because yes and no the youth of today are cooked. !! they are  waste. Its the stupid drugs, is all I can say. chit like "ecstasy:" now: how stupid is that? ! Ecstasy in a pill?! Please!  Or the plain stupid brains they run. Idiots ya know.. ? Kids today just don't care. OR they only care to mess you up. How lame is that?! They're lame , . . .as is their noise.

Sorry, but we are experiencing the downfall of mankind. Or haven't you looked around? It s the stupid cell phones and computers and lack of exercise and the crap they eat , the foo who think they are coo. Here in chitty ABQ, the street drunks and waste product are all seen eating chips and some crap sugar corn syrup drink. get IT? 

Please forgive me for being truth.

love

Love


 

Wow this must be the truth. My grandfather said the same thing in 1968.
It is from music like this that ALL rock n' roll was born.
Mmmmmh, not so much! Give only 5,  too much boom , boom for me!

Very nice, but the original studio version is better.
 drtjdel wrote:
Before he died I saw John Lee at his club in S.F., the Boom Boom Room. Comes out on stage with an absolute FOX on each arm and a big grin on his face. You DOG!!
 
Love it!


very nice segue again there from the Pretenders.
 sirdroseph wrote:


Let me help you out here, I just gave it a 9{#Nyah} cause Mr. Hooker roks!{#Bananajam}
 



Super cool

I'm so glad I got to see John Lee Hooker perform.

Such great music.

 paulpaar wrote:
the station and listeners are stuck in the past because yes and no the youth of today are cooked. !! they are  waste. Its the stupid drugs, is all I can say. chit like "ecstasy:" now: how stupid is that? ! Ecstasy in a pill?! Please!  Or the plain stupid brains they run. Idiots ya know.. ? Kids today just don't care. OR they only care to mess you up. How lame is that?! They're lame , . . .as is their noise.

Sorry, but we are experiencing the downfall of mankind. Or haven't you looked around? It s the stupid cell phones and computers and lack of exercise and the crap they eat , the foo who think they are coo. Here in chitty ABQ, the street drunks and waste product are all seen eating chips and some crap sugar corn syrup drink. get IT? 

Please forgive me for being truth.

love

Love


 

Ummmmmmmm kay?{#Stupid}
 AdyMiles wrote:
this is annoying shit - can't wait for it to end - can't believe it's got so many high votes

 

Let me help you out here, I just gave it a 9{#Nyah} cause Mr. Hooker roks!{#Bananajam}
this is annoying shit - can't wait for it to end - can't believe it's got so many high votes

Before there was Rock & Roll, there was John Lee Hooker!
Pretty cool - cooks right along. have always kinda liked JLH but never blown away. This grabbed me more than his usual.
 paulpaar wrote:
the station and listeners are stuck in the past because yes and no the youth of today are cooked. !! they are  waste. Its the stupid drugs, is all I can say. chit like "ecstasy:" now: how stupid is that? ! Ecstasy in a pill?! Please!  Or the plain stupid brains they run. Idiots ya know.. ? Kids today just don't care. OR they only care to mess you up. How lame is that?! They're lame , . . .as is their noise.

Sorry, but we are experiencing the downfall of mankind. Or haven't you looked around? It s the stupid cell phones and computers and lack of exercise and the crap they eat , the foo who think they are coo. Here in chitty ABQ, the street drunks and waste product are all seen eating chips and some crap sugar corn syrup drink. get IT? 

Please forgive me for being truth.

love

Love


 
Preach on brother Paul.




John Lee Hooker and Friends Live 1984-1992, w/ Ry Cooder, John Hammond, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Albert Collins