Webb Wilder – Poolside

I found out about Webb Wilder in the late eighties early nineties. There is a thread through his music that attaches with The Blasters, Red on Green, those rockabilly, punk, rock bands. His web site mentions his music as “”Swampadelic”, “Service-station attendant music”, “Uneasy listening”, and”Psychobilly.”

It also has elements of the 80s cowpunk music and just good rock and roll. I saw him twice through the nineties and he was excellent each time I saw him. This song was released in 1986 and it was on the album It Came From Nashville. 

This song I first heard on our local then rock radio station WKDF in Nashville. Poolside is what first drew me in. After I saw him in Nashville at a street fair I was a fan for life. I like unique…and Webb is unique…God bless him…

Webb Wilder: “I came to Nashville as kind of a hunch, an educated guess that it would be a good place for me. Rock ‘n’ roll and country have more in common than not. We don’t have the typical Nashville country sound, but we thought we could use that to our advantage. It’s sorta like we’re a roots band for rock ‘n’ roll fans and a rock band for roots fans”

Poolside

I got a nice apartment, got a window with a view
I get up every morning and I go down to the pool
Everybody’s pretty, everybody’s nice
Everybody’s got a little something on ice
I never go swimming, cause that ain’t cool
But every day you’re gonna find me hanging round the pool

Poolside baby, laying in the sun
With my dark sunglasses, and the radio on
Sittin’ in a chaise lounge, greased down, turning brown
Let it hit a hundred and three
I’ll be poolside, if you’re lookin’ for me

Every woman in the place, has got a novel in her face
You know they didn’t come here to read
Now they’re looking for a man, with a dark suntan
And every now and then I catch them looking at me

I got a little white styrofoam cooler
I got an ice cold beer in my hand
You know I really got it made
Nobody puts me in the shade
I got a full-time job, working on my tan

Poolside baby, laying in the sun
With my dark sunglasses, and the radio on
Sittin’ in a chaise lounge, greased down, turning brown
Let it hit a hundred and three
I’ll be poolside, if you’re lookin’ for me

Ah yeah, look at me, I’m luxurating now, aw it’s too good

Now it’s a wonderful world we live in
Just a few basic common sense rules:
No running, no pushing, no profanity
And no dogs, no dogs, no dogs, no dogs. At

Poolside, laying in the sun
With my dark sunglasses, and the radio on
Sittin’ in a chaise lounge, greased down, turning brown
Let it hit a hundred and three
I’ll be poolside, strictly on the cool side
Baby, I’ll be poolside, if you’re lookin’ for me
I’ll be poolside, strictly on the cool side
Baby, I’ll be poolside, if you’re lookin’ for me
I’ll be poolside, if you’re lookin’ for me

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

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

25 thoughts on “Webb Wilder – Poolside”

    1. This was the song I heard on KDF that brought him to my attention…around the same time they played this one and Steve Earle’s I Ain’t Never Satisfied. I loved that station back then.

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      1. Yeah. Carl P was a Tom Boodle champion. He really loved the guy. Everybody did. The Nashville radio community was rooting for Boodle when he got the opportunity at 104.5. Sadly, it didn’t work out. Coyote McCloud has a similar story…he was more resilient than Boodle but in the end his demons got him too.

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      2. Why did I grow up thinking Coyote McCloud was Ralph Emery’s son? I think he joked about that or something. McCloud was on WMAK…my sister listened to that in the 70s. He was the first disc jockey I knew about.

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      3. He was a nice guy when I was acquainted with him. I heard a lot of stories about him in his heyday when he, Carl P and Gerry House were the big 3. He was with Y107 then. He lost his son, tragically (I can’t remember the circumstances, but it something particularly bad) and he never recovered from that. Anyway, enough memory lane. Ha!

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      4. That is terrible about his son…now that you said something I do remember that…the girls liked him a lot I do remember that. Thanks it’s fun walking down that lane a few times.

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  1. Never heard of him but he sounds quite fun…bet it would be a decent show. He’s so right that rock and country have quite a bit of common ground and aren’t alien to one another.
    There was a band in the 90s in Toronto called ‘Swamperella”, and I think they used the term “swampadleic” too.

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    1. It’s a nice crossover. I posted about him when I first started and his facebook picked it up and posted a link…that was pretty cool. He broke through with one song called “Tough It Out” that got MTV and radio play but could never get over that hump…which sucks.

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    1. CB I think he is right up your alley. He is in the same league as the bands you brought up. Entertaining guy…If I may suggest an album…it’s Doo Dad….. a lot of good songs and my favorite Meet Your New Landlord.

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