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Earl 07-29-2022 10:05 PM

50 Years On And Still ‘Cool’
 
I was 10 when this song was released in 1972. ‘Cool’ song then, still ‘cool’ today. Great image used to ‘illustrate’ this YouTube posting, too! Wow!!

Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ASKnzq8Tk


Earl

dlazarus6660 07-29-2022 10:24 PM

I agree!
I played this song in my one man rock band and I hoped I did it justice.
I love the Hollies!

Neal Miller 07-30-2022 07:59 AM

Great Song. Best rocker the Hollies ever did, but I never really could figure it out if this song was
about getting busted for soliciting a lady of the night, or a drug bust? This song did not include Gram Nash in the Band at the time, it was all Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway's creation.
The only other Hollie's song that I can recall is Bus Stop, kind of a La, La Pop Song.

Bob Austin 07-30-2022 09:12 AM

The story behind "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress". Hint - it is about prohibition


https://www.tennessean.com/story/en...song/1258604002

Bill 07-30-2022 09:14 AM

I like these too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfINiz2jF_g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBI9i3HlFVE


Bill

Earl 07-30-2022 11:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neal Miller
Great Song. Best rocker the Hollies ever did, but I never really could figure it out if this song was
about getting busted for soliciting a lady of the night, or a drug bust? This song did not include Gram Nash in the Band at the time, it was all Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway's creation.
The only other Hollie's song that I can recall is Bus Stop, kind of a La, La Pop Song.


See Post #5 by Bill. "Air That I Breathe" around '74 and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". Folks probably think the latter is a bit sappy, but it really is a great song if you 'allow' yourself to like it.

Earl

Tau Zero 07-30-2022 04:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Austin
The story behind "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress". Hint - it is about prohibition
I seem to recall either reading or hearing that "Long Cool Woman..." sounded so much like Creedence Clearwater Revival that there was some kind of lawsuit or controversy or kerfuffle... but I can't find anything to support that assertion. :confused:

Does anyone else know?

P.S. Also allegedly about Prohibition: "December 1963" by the Four Seasons. "--Only the year was changed to protect the not-so-innocent." ;) :D

Tau Zero 08-09-2022 10:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tau Zero
I seem to recall either reading or hearing that "Long Cool Woman..." sounded so much like Creedence Clearwater Revival that there was some kind of lawsuit or controversy or kerfuffle... but I can't find anything to support that assertion. :confused:

UPDATE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z98g9Ob4cFM

Earl 08-09-2022 11:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tau Zero


Interesting piece and I enjoyed watching it. There ain’t no way however I would get confused between this song and a CCR song (ANY CCR song). Yeah, guitars in both, singing in both, but the similarities end there for me. Maybe being a guitarist brings some ‘extra’ clarity, that not being one makes it less clear. Not sure.

The lawsuit would have seemed frivolous to me, but then again that is probably part of the music biz and CCR was still pretty big in ‘72.

Earl

ghrocketman 08-09-2022 11:49 PM

I find CCR just plain awful.
3rd worst band everrrrr on my "worst bands" list, behind constantly screechy/whiny #1 worst Queen and #2 worst Guns-N-Roses with their DIRTBAG singer.


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