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It was later released in March as a single backed with " No Sugar Tonight ", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot The music and lyrics of the song were improvised on stage during a concert in Southern Ontario  the guitarist, Randy Bachmanrecalled it being in Kitchener ;  Burton Cummingsthe lead These Eyes & Other Hitssaid it was at the Broom and Stone, a curling rink in Scarborough that was used for concerts.
He continued playing it and the other band members returned to the stage and joined in, creating a jam session in which Cummings improvised the lyrics. The song's lyrics have been the matter of debate, often interpreted as an attack on U.
Cummings, who composed the lyrics, said in that they had nothing to do with politics. Jim Kalethe group's bassist, explained his take on the lyrics:. The popular misconception was that it was a chauvinistic tune, which was anything but the case. The fact was, we came from a very strait-laced, conservative, laid-back country, and all of a sudden, there we were in Chicago, Detroit, New York — all these horrendously large places with their big city problems. After that one particularly grinding tour, it was just a real treat to go home and see the girls we had grown up with.
Also, the war was going on, and that These Eyes & Other Hits terribly unpopular. We didn't have a draft system in Canada, and we were grateful for that. A lot of people called it anti-American, but it wasn't really. We weren't anti-anything. John Lennon once said that the meanings of all songs come after they are recorded. Someone else has to interpret them. Bachman These Eyes & Other Hits the view in that it was "an anti-war protest song", explaining that when they came up with it on stage, the band and the audience had a problem with the Vietnam War.
Said Bachman: "We had been touring the States. We were back in Canada, playing in the safety of Canada where the dance is full of draft dodgers who've all left the States". The Guess Who were invited to play at the White House on July 17,shortly after the song's release.
While most of the band's charting songs during this period were credited to just Bachman or Cummings or the two Hand Me Down World - The Guess Who - American Woman them, this piece was credited to all four members of the band, in keeping with the way they all first improvised it together on stage. This full-band writing credit would only happen one other time in the band's history, with their top Il Campione - Carlo Baiardi E La Sua Orchestra* - Il Campione Canadian hit " Follow Your Daughter Home ", albeit with a different line-up at that time.
It was released as a single and was later included in the reissue of Kravitz's album 5. Kravitz's version is slower and softer than the original, without the signature guitar solo; he later said to Randy Bachman that the reason why he skipped the lead guitar part was "I couldn't get the sound. I couldn't get the tone.
The music video directed by Paul Hunter featured actress Heather Graham who starred in The Spy Who Shagged Me ; the original political themes of the song were largely replaced by sex appeal. Grammy Awards Guardian Angel - Mink DeVille - Premium Gold Collection version sung by an older man was used in the film The Cable Guy It was heard during the ending credits of the Witchblade TV filmstarring Yancy Butler and based on the Top Cow comic book series.
The song was featured in an episode of " Due South "s first season. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For the album, see These Eyes & Other Hits Woman album.
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Archived from the original on June 26, Retrieved This song was originally written and performed at a curling club in Waterloo, Ontario, which at that time brought in bands. Not far from Laurier University. There is a commemorative plaque inside the current store memorializing this event. May 9, Archived from the original on July On The Double - Grooverider - Mysteries Of Funk, Retrieved August 13, The Toronto Star.
We were playing out in Scarborough, at this curling arena called Broom and Stone. Used View Interview. Interviewed by Ray Shasho. Clarity Digital Group. Retrieved June 21, Between the two shows, I was outside bartering with this kid, he had some old Gene Vincent records that I wanted to get for my collection and tried to strike up a deal with this guy.
The next thing I know, it's time to start the second show and the other three guys have gone back on stage and I hear them start this riff I run inside and run up onto the stage and just grab a microphone and singing whatever came into my head; it was all stream of consciousness at the moment stuff And nobody would have ever heard it again but there happened to be a kid bootlegging the show that night.
This was way back in the 60's and he had a cassette machine, and those machines were a relatively new invention at that time. But this wasforty-five years ago. We noticed this onstage as the night went on and he still kept recording. So we motioned to our road manager, go get that tape, go get that tape!
He got She Broke My Heart (In 36 Places) - Londonbeat - In The Blood cassette tape and we listened to it later and heard this jam about American Woman stay away from me. So we actually kind of learned it from that tape, otherwise nobody would have ever heard it again.
Crazy Arms - Claude Gray - Crazy Arms talk about a Cinderella story. And that was a monstrous hit record for us; it was number one on Billboard for three weeks. So it was all an accident, I guess the music gods were smiling on us.
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