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Studio and live versions of "Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)" were recorded by Pat Travers, both uptempo with some fine axework, and, one might think, this was a happy sort of song. In fact it has a somewhat dark origin. Written by harmonica player Stan Lewis it was recorded by another harmonica player, Little Walter on Chess Records. Marion Walter Jacobs (1930-68) was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2008.
Listening to the song with a bit of nous reveals that it is actually about a taboo subject - spousal abuse; the boom is the punch, and out go the young lady's lights. Oops! (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Cy Curnin of The Fixx
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.