Blues Magoos ( The ) - We ain't got nothin' yet

First performance: 27/12/1967


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once:
 
1967-12-27 - LE TEENDEZVOUS, NEW SHREWSBURY, NJ
 
One show, with The Castiles the sole act on the bill. On account of school vacation this was an unusual Wednesday night booking at the club. No confirmed setlist known from this particular show, but the four songs listed are known to have been performed by The Castiles at a Le Teendezvous gig some time in late 1967. The four known songs include a cover of Vanilla Fudge's version of "Eleanor Rigby", Blues Magoos' "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" and The Doors' "Break On Through (To The Other Side)" and "The End".
 
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" is a song by the American rock band Blues Magoos, released in October 1966. It was a chart hit in the United States in February 1967. It was written by Ron Gilbert, Ralph Scala and Mike Esposito. The Vox Continental organ riff was closely based on guitarist James Burton's riff to Ricky Nelson's 1962 rock recording of the old George Gershwin standard "Summertime", which also inspired Deep Purple's 1970 hit song "Black Night".
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

One day you're up and the next day you're down
You can't face the world with your head to the ground
The grass is always greener on the other side, they say
So don't worry, boys, life will be sweet some day
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
We made enough mistakes
But you know we got what it takes
Oh, we ain't got nothin' yet
No, we ain't got nothin' yet
Nothin' can hold us and nothin' can keep us down
And someday our names will be spread all over town
We can get in while the getting is good
So make it on your own, yeah, you know that you could
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
We got to make the break
'Cause we got too much at stake
Oh, we ain't got nothin' yet
No, we ain't got nothin' yet
We made enough mistakes
But you know we got what it takes
Oh, we ain't got nothin' yet
No, we ain't got nothin' yet