Bob B.Soxx and the Blue Jeans - NOT TOO YOUNG TO GET MARRIED

First performance: 30/07/1981


Coverinfo

1981-07-30 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
Bruce soundchecked this song once during the river tour in 1981 in Richfield . However, he never played it during a concert.

Songinfo

"Not too Young to get married " is a song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry. It was recorded at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles in April 1963 by Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans with the lead vocals by Bobby Sheen and Darlene Love.The song's writers Greenwich and Barry released a version of the song by their group, The Raindrops, also in 1963, while Darlene Love released a 1985 version by ‘Darlene Love and Girls.”

Bruce on the artist

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Famous for his Wall of Sound production style, Spector and his grandiose pop influence are recurring strains in Springsteen's catalog. The use of a dense, operatic sound, booming kick drums, and reliance on non-traditional rock instrumentation like strings and glockenspiels are Spector hallmarks, and those elements can be heard in Springsteen albums from 1975's Born to Run through to 2009's Working on a Dream. Former Los Angeles Times rock critic Robert Hilburn once brought a young Springsteen along with him to a mid-Seventies Spector recording session. Eyeing the upstart, the super producer jokingly told Springsteen, "If you wanted to steal my sound, you shoulda gotten me to do it!"
 
 
Then Spector and the Wall of Sound. Phil's entire body of work could be described by the title of one of his lesser–known productions, "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)." Phil's records felt like near chaos, violence covered in sugar and candy, sung by the girls who were sending Roy–o running straight for the anti–depressants. If Roy was opera, Phil was symphonies, little three–minute orgasms, followed by oblivion.
And Phil's greatest lesson was sound. Sound is its own language. I mean, the first thing you would think of with Phil Spector is (soundbite of mimicking a drum beat). That was all you needed. 

Lyrics

My mama said
I can't see you no more
'Cause we don't know
What love really means

She says we can't get married
For three years or more
'Cause we're only in our teens

Oh, no, we're not too young
Young to get married
Not too young
Young to get married
What kind of difference
Can a few years make
I gotta have you now
Or my heart will break
Not too young, young to get married
Not too young, young to get married
I couldn't love you more
Than I could today

I remember when I brought you home
I remember what my mama said
When I told her that I loved you so
She told me I was out of my head

Oh, no, we're not too young
Young to get married
Not too young
Young to get married
What kind of difference
Can a few years make
I gotta have you now
Or my heart will break
Not too young, young to get married
Not too young, young to get married
I couldn't love you more
Than I could today

I'll love you 'til the day I die
Wanna spend every day with you
Nobody knows that they make me cry
When they carry on like they do

Oh, no, we're not too young
Young to get married
Not too young
Young to get married
What kind of difference
Can a few years make
I gotta have you now
Or my heart will break
Not too young, young to get married
Not too young, young to get married
I couldn't love you more
Than I could today

Not too young, young to be married