Goin' Through The Motions

Album: Spectres (1977)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song explores the romantic ritual between rock star and groupie. It's a passionate tryst, but when it's over, the singer moves on and leaves her with an autographed photo to remember him by.

    "It's about a typical backstage romance," Eric Bloom said in his Songfacts interview.
  • Eric Bloom wrote this song with Ian Hunter. Bloom told us: "Ian came over to my house - we're friends. We went down to my basement and I had an idea, a little guitar lick that was the opening lick of the song, and he fleshed it out and we wrote the lyrics together. I would say he did 70/30 on that song, but we got equal credit. That was just an afternoon in my basement, really. That's how that song worked out."

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  • Lige from The OzarksBeautiful song!
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