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Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) by Pat Travers

Album: The Best of Pat TraversReleased: 1983
  • 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)
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Comments: 3

Dude, if your looking for politically correct blues/rock & roll, try the Beiber. Or go chirp about rap crap.Paul - Cypress, Tx
Same guy who wrote "Snortin' Whiskey, Drinking Cocaine." Class act all around.Willie - Scottsdale, Az
So the song is basically promoting domestic violence? I feel sorry for the women who cross paths with this "man", Mr Travers.Ken - Pittsburgh, Pa