Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, USA, Showcase 9902
Re-released on vinyl on the compilations "I Was A Teenage Caveman" and "What A Way To Die". And on cd on "Hang It Out To Dry".
The band has nothing to do with Lou Reed and his band from his Pickwick Records days with the same name.
This killer song is starting with an intro almost identical The Who's "Can't Explain, while continuing more or less with those same chords, making a very simple rhythm witch is changing in intensity. To add to the rhythm & blues flavour there is also a simple train-simulating harmonica going through the verses.
Here is the extremely passionate tale about the too common theme, love. However the execution is the key here, as the singer makes it no doubt how much he is longing for his girl. It's not about what he says, it's about how he says it.
First there is an aggressive opening were the vocals are screamed, then there's an excellent middle part. The mood calms down, and the voice is begging: "Girl... I'm going crazy without you, girl... you're driving me mad...understand...hold my hand..", until there's the demanding and manically screaming of: "I'm your man, I'm your man", before the rustiest and loudest scream ever put on tape are howled.
Then desperation sets in with... "don't leave me girl.. I need your love now".
While the song end with a screaming rage: "I'll cry I'll cry I'll cry, cry, cry cry...".
There's no metaphors, or quotes to clever philosophers or literature here, just adolescent lust. That guy sure loved this girl.
Might as well put a link to an interview with bass player Clyde Snyder here. Definitively worth a read.