Sunday, 24 February 2013

Well your mama don't know where your sister done go



Convoluted connections, #482 in a series...

This week we said farewell to yet another childhood hero, the animator who created the cartoon Roobarb and Custard, Bob Godfrey. Here's the unforgettable theme:



We also lost the great Ray Cusick, the creator of the scariest villains in TV history - The Daleks from Dr Who:



Such sad pieces of news, linked together for me by memories of a single year - 1974.

That was the year I started "big school", the year Roobarb first appeared, the year they killed off Jon Pertwee as Dr Who, to be replaced by Tom Baker... and the year that Glam Rock really took over our world.

In this week 39 years ago alone, the UK charts not only featured some major artists who had embraced the genre, Bowie and Bolan, but also Alvin Stardust, Mud, Sweet, Cozy Powell, Bay City Rollers - and, at Number 1, the fabulous Suzi Quatro!

Ah, memories...



Welcome to 'The Dive'!

Well, at the age of five they can do their jive
Down in Devil Gate Drive
And at the age of six they're gonna get their kicks
Down in Devil Gate Drive
Well your mama don't know where your sister done go
She gone down to the Drive. She's the star of the show
And let her move on up. Let her come let her go.
She can jive
Down in Devil Gate Drive

So come alive. Come alive
Down in Devil Gate Drive
So come alive. Come alive
Down in Devil Gate...down in Devil Gate
Down in Devil Gate Drive
Down in Devil Gate...down in Devil Gate
Down in Devil Gate Drive

When they reach their teens, that's when they all get mean
Down in Devil Gate Drive
When I was sweet sisteen I was the jukebox queen
Down in Devil Gate Drive
I lead the angel pack on the road to sin
Knock down the gates!
Let me in. Let me in
Don't mess me 'round, cause you know where I've been
To 'The Dive' down in Devil Gate Drive

So come alive. Come alive
Down in Devil Gate Drive
So come alive. Come alive
Down in Devil Gate...down in Devil Gate
Down in Devil Gate Drive
Down in Devil Gate...down in Devil Gate
Down in Devil Gate Drive

Well your mama don't know where your sister done go
She goes down to the Drive. She's the star of the show
Let her move on up. Let her come let her go.
She can jive
Down in Devil Gate Drive


I hope you're all dancing along!

Suzi Quatro offical website

2 comments:

  1. Ah . . . the great Ray Cusick, a genius of design and creator of an enduring sci-fi icon, he shall be greatly missed. Those cheeky little mutants in bonded policarbide armour have frightened, and latterly charmed me and thousands of fellow nerds over the years.

    A champion blog sir btw:)

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    1. Merci buttercups, dear! An enduring icon indeed - the Daleks are still going after fifty years without a discernible deviation from their original design, and they're still bloody scary. Jx

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