Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hermann's Corner - The Dirty Wurds(Why)

A: So Hermann.. I've heard you've been vacating down south for a while now. How is the weather?

H: Thanks for asking Anders, the weather in Rio is sunny as always.

A: Anything new?

H: I'm hungry.

A: Uh.. sure. But Hermann, don't you have a song for for us today?

H: Well how about The Dirty Wurds, and their killer(and I should know what a killer is) a-side "Why". I think you first of all should listen to the song, as this is one of the crudest and most mental song you'll ever hear.


"Why"/"Takin' My Blues Away", 1965
Chicago, Illinois, Marina 502
re-released on: Pebbles #5


The line-up of The Dirty Wurds had a lot of changes in the bass and drums department. On the "Why" single however this was the line-up:

Mick Mackles - Vocals
Justin Pomeroy - Rhytm Guitar
Mike Peterson - Lead Guitar
Jim(James) Savage - Bass
Mark Bringman - Drums




Here's the lyrics.. As you can see nothing special. That was probably why the Dirty Wurds decided to spice things up a little, and made the songwriter(not a member of the band) seem like a mental case, with this neurotic way of singing these rather dull lyrics. Rumours says also that the songwriter was displeased after hearing that his song - thought of being a tender love-ballad - would end up like this. Well, I'm not. This is as good 60's punk as it gets.



Why, baby

(Why) I need your lovin'
(Why) I need you very much
(Why) I need your tender touch
(Why) I love you very much

And I say (why, why, why, why, why)

(Why) I want you near me
(Why) I want you very much
(Why) I wanna have you near me
(Why) I need you very much

And I say (why, why, why, why, why)

You notice that all the time I cry
And baby, I want you near me so I wont cry
So tell me, baby, why won't you come near me
You know I love you, baby, you know I really do

(why, why, why, why, why)

(Why) I need your lovin'
(Why) I need you very much
(Why) I need your tender touch
(Why) I love you very much

And I say (why, why, why, why, why)

Oh baby, I want you near me
Oh, why wont you come back
I wanna know, baby
Why wont you come back to me, baby
Why, why, why, why

2 comments:

loek stolwijk said...

great post, great song!

Anders F. said...

Thanks a lot Loek! "Why" are as good as garage songs get.