Shocking Blue – Love Buzz

The band was founded in 1967 and after recruiting vocalist Mariska Veres they soon became huge. With their single “Venus” they became the first Dutch band ever to reach the first spot on the American Billboard Hot 100. The band had a series of subsequent hits but decided to call it a day in 1974.

Their influence reached well beyond their generation: even bands like Nirvana and The Prodigy used Shocking Blue’s “Love Buzz”. Shocking Blue released this song on the group’s 1969 album, At Home.

Krist Novoselic of Nirvana was once quoted referring to Shocking Blue’s Klaasje van der Wal as “a bass god.”

The song was covered by Nirvana, released as their debut single in 1988.

 

 

Love Buzz

Would you believe me when I tell you
You’re the king of my dreams?
Please don’t deceive me when I hurt you;
It just ain’t the way it seems.

Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz?

I need you like a desert needs rain;
I would rather like to die.
Darling I hurt when I do not see you,
So spread your wings and fly.

Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz? 

Would you believe me when I tell you
You’re the king of my dreams?
Please don’t deceive me when I hurt you;
It just ain’t the way it seems.

Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz?

I need you like a desert needs rain;
I would rather like to die.
Darling I hurt when I don’t see you,
So spread your wings and fly.

Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz?
Can’t you hear my love buzz? 

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

22 thoughts on “Shocking Blue – Love Buzz”

      1. The riff itself fit their style but they didn’t do it well.
        I have to say man…I’m surprised at the positive response I got for this unknown band.

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  1. You’re making me a fan of Shocking Blue. This one is my favorite so far of the ones you’ve covered. I agree with Jeremy, the original is way better than Nirvana’s cover, although I like the bass intro of the Nirvana one.

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      1. Well I saw that you did it with newer groups with good response so I thought I would try New/Old music…I like your selections everytime.
        I just saw this lead singers eyes and heard her voice and I was a fan.

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      2. And it’s cool when other people catch on to what you are hearing. I’m going to take more chances if I can in my selections. I have before but I’ll make more of an effort to search out older ones.

        I heard her do “Somebody To Love” and it was straight up Grace Slick…but more powerful.

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      3. Yea in real life I have one friend that I can totally relate to in music but we are busy in our lives…BUT…Bailey is coming up fast and now he is my movie and music buddy. Jennifer likes music but not as much as us.

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      4. Lisa would you do me a favor? Go to my blog and see if you see a menu at the top that says “All Songs from A-Z” and see if it works?
        I’m going to break my posts into categories and I started with the songs

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