Tuesday, 6 May 2014

John Cale: Heartbreak Hotel




Well, since my baby left me
I found a new place to dwell
It's down at the end of lonely street
At Heartbreak Hotel

You make me so lonely, baby
I get so lonely, I get so lonely, I could die

And although it's always crowded
You still can find some room
Where broken hearted lovers
Do cry away their gloom

You make me so lonely, baby
I get so lonely, I get so lonely, I could die

Well, the bell hop's tears keep flowin'
And the desk clerk's dressed in black
Well, they been so long on lonely street
They ain't ever gonna look back

You make me so lonely, baby
I get so lonely, I get so lonely, I could die

Hey now, if your baby leaves you
And you got a tale to tell
Just take a walk down lonely street
To Heartbreak Hotel


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Wikipedia: Heartbreak Hotel
"Heartbreak Hotel" is a song recorded by American rock and roll musician Elvis Presley. It was released as a single on January 27, 1956, Presley's first on his new record label RCA Victor. It was written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton.

The pre-Beatles band the Quarrymen performed the song during 1956 early live performances along with other Presley songs, Paul McCartney later also made another cover of the song in Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, performing it with Bill Black's bass. Others who have covered the song include Ann-Margret, who would later co-star with Presley in the 1964 motion picture Viva Las Vegas, The Cadets, Delaney Bramlett, Justin Timberlake, Cher, Roger Miller, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Merle Haggard, Tom Jones, Dax Riggs, Roger McGuinn, Suzi Quatro, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Diamond, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Guns N' Roses.

Wikipedia: Slow Dazzle (album)
Slow Dazzle was the fifth album and the second for Island Records by former Velvet Underground member John Cale, released in 1975. The cover photography was by Keith Morris. It is also the second consecutive album to feature both Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music.

Wikipedia: John Cale
John Davies Cale, OBE (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground.

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1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

There's a strange clip of John Cale doing this song live in about 1983, obviously during a phase in his career when he was snorting too much of something.

He's crawling around the stage, trying to eat flooring off the ground.

Not much of the song gets sung.

Cale has some great stuff, although i need to be reminded of that from time to time.