The Beat – Rock N Roll Girl —Powerpop Friday

This song is full of great little guitar hooks. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Girl” is from The Beat’s first album, titled The Beat from 1979.

Paul Collins formed The Beat in 1979, recruiting members of various rock bands including Steven Huff, Larry Whitman, and Michael Ruiz. He studied at the prestigious Julliard Music School and eventually moved to San Francisco where he joined songwriter Jack Lee and bassist Peter Case to form The Nerves in 1974.

The Nerves proved to be one of the pioneers of the burgeoning US punk rock scene, independently releasing their own 4 song EP which included the classic “Hanging on the Telephone,” later to become a hit for Blondie.

Rock N Roll Girl

I went down to check out the local disco show.
I saw the people dancing on the floor.
I wish there was an easier way
To meet the girls of today.
And if I had a chance, this is what I’d say:
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I pick up the phone and get a dial tone.
I call up the number, but nobody is home.
But I saw it on my TV.
They said they have someone for me.
I wish she would answer and give me her name.
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I see them walking one by one.
I hear them talking, then they are done.
I wish there was an easier way, hey hey!
To meet the girls of today.
I really want to talk, but what can I say?
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.
I want to be with a rock and roll girl.

Author: badfinger20

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

4 thoughts on “The Beat – Rock N Roll Girl —Powerpop Friday”

    1. Yes…at first I thought they might be the same one but nope…not even close. Funny the connections to The Nerves who had the Hanging on the Telephone Line song.

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