Garland Jeffreys - HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL

First performance: 1/11/2003


Coverinfo

2003-11-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Bruce played the song only once during the fourth annual Light of Day show to benefit Parkinson's. Just an incredible night of music and fun at the Stone Pony. Other performers from the night include Willie Nile, Soozie Tyrell, Boccigalupe and the Badboys, Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan, and JoBonanno and the Godsons of Soul.
 
 

Songinfo

The song is taken from the album "Don't Call Me Buckwheat". Don't Call Me Buckwheat is the eighth solo album by Garland Jeffreys. It was released in 1991 by BMG Records. The lead Single Hail Hail Rock n Roll reached number 12 on the german Singles chart and spent 24 weeks on that chart. Becoming his first hit after nearly 13 years. Famous dutch director Anton Corbijn made the cover photography of the album and he directed the video for Hail Hail Rock n Roll which was played on heavy rotation on MTV Europe.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce had 18 performances together with Garland Jeffreys :  
 
  
 
2001-12-03 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2001-12-04 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2001-12-06 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2001-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2002-11-02 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ (Light of Day)
2003-07-18 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2003-10-04 - SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
2003-11-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Light of Day)
2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2006-05-10 - PALAIS OMNISPORTS DE PARIS-BERCY, PARIS, FRANCE
2012-01-14 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Light of Day)
2012-03-14 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN, TX (Alejandro Escovedo)
2012-03-15 - MOODY THEATER, AUSTIN, TX
2012-05-28 - MEGALAND, LANDGRAAF, THE NETHERLANDS (Pinkpop Festival)
2012-12-06 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ
2015-01-17 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Light of Day)
 

Lyrics

Ah-ha-ha-ha, ah-ha-ha-ha
Ah-ha-ha-ha, ah-ha-ha-ha

Pockets of hate, rockets of love
It's never too late, the change in the color of
The color of her, the color of him
It really doesn't matter what skin you're in
Big yellow taxi cab passed me by
Stopped on the next corner to pick up a white guy
The color of you, the color of me
You can't judge a man by looking at the marque

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Blame it on you, blame it on me
Now let's the race that won't let's get on history
Pain in my heart won't let me be
Take it from me but don't you take away my liberty
Father of coal, mother of pearl
Never too black to blush to pick up a white girl
The color of you, the color of me
You can't judge a man by looking at the marque

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino
Here come Elvis, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Hail hail rock 'n' roll, comes from R 'n' B and soul
Don't leave me standing in the cold
I used to fake "I never grow old"
Hail hail rock 'n' roll, don't leave me standing on the bleak
Don't leave me stranded on the street
I see the light, I feel the heat

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino
Here come Elvis, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino
Here come Elvis, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee
Little Richard,... [fades out]