But thanks to the blog of a friend of the Jestaplero's, I learned that Bo authored "Pills," a rockin' little number that was featured prominently in the Intentions' first headlining show. We did it for a bout a year after that; I can remember, becauseBill used to get . . . peeved that I wouldn't sing the right lyrics. I would sing whatever got in my tteny little noggin, hopefully remembering to say "goin' to my head" and "rock and roll nurse" somewhere before we were done. tomanonymous and ¡barangus!™ can probably confirm that I am not faithful to song lyrics.
they can probably confirm I'm not faithful to much. . . .
but I digress.
Here's what I learned about the tune and ol' Bo:
The New York Dolls' new album "Live At The Fillmore East", recorded in December 2007 during a 2-night stint at the New York Fillmore, includes the band's version of the BO DIDDLEY song "Pills". Now performed by the band as a celebration of punk rock's roots, "Pills" has long been a staple of the band's live repertoire. The New York Dolls have posted a YouTube video on the band's blog on the Official New York Dolls MySpace website of their Valentine's Day 2008 live performance of "Pills" at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Recorded at BO DIDDLEY's home studio in Washington, DC in May 1961, "Pills" has become an enduring live favorite of punk/new wave bands around the world after the New York Dolls chose to include their version of his song on their influential 1973 debut album.
So we thank Bo.