Eddie Cochran – Somethin’ Else

The first thing I noticed are the huge drums that start this song off. Eddie was one of the great rock and roll guitar players in the 50s. His guitar playing influenced bands such as The Clash, The Ramones, and The Sex Pistols.

Cochran wrote this with the help of Sharon Sheeley, who became Eddie’s girlfriend. There weren’t many female songwriters at the time, but Sheeley’s first effort, “Poor Little Fool,” became a #1 hit for Ricky Nelson.

She met Eddie when she asked him to record one of her songs.

On April 17, 1960, Cochran was killed in a car accident at age 21. Sheeley and Gene Vincent were also in the car and injured in the crash, but Cochran went through the windshield.

Sheeley continued to write songs for artists like Brenda Lee and Irma Thomas. She died in 2002 at age 62.

Somethin’ Else

A look a-there, here she comes
There comes that girl again
Wanted to date her since I don’t know when
But she don’t notice me when I pass
She goes with all the guys from outta my class
But that can’t stop me from a-thinkin’ to myself
She’s sure fine lookin’ man, she’s something else

Hey, look a-there, across the street
There’s a car made just for me
To own that car would be a luxery
But right now I can’t afford the gas
A brand new convertible is outta my class
But that can’t stop me from athinkin’ to myself
That car’s fine lookin’ man, it’s something else

Hey, look a-here, just wait and see
Worked hard and saved my dough
I’ll buy that car that I been wanting so
Get me that girl and we’ll go ridin’ around
We’ll look real sharp with the flight top down
I keep right on a-dreamin’ and a-thinkin’ to myself
When it all comes true man, wow, that’s something else

Look a-there, what’s all this
Never thought I’d do this before
But here I am a-knockin’ on her door
My car’s out front and it’s all mine
Just a forty-one ford, not a fifty-nine
I got that girl an’ I’m a-thinkin’ to myself
She’s sure fine lookin’ man, wow, she’s something else

Author: Badfinger (Max)

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

20 thoughts on “Eddie Cochran – Somethin’ Else”

    1. Yes and it’s sad. Gene Vincent survived but hurt the rest of his short life. Eddie’s guitar playing was something else. I’ve been listening to a lot of rockabilly recently.

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      1. I’m not an expert at rockabilly at all…I’ve dived into by just looking up rare songs…I love these things…the rhythm of them are great.

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    1. Way too soon and it really messed Vincent up as well.
      Oh since you commented.,.another Replacements song tomorrow. I’m doing one a week for right now until I get at least one off of every album.


    1. I know it’s a downright shame… it messed Vincent up for the rest of his life. His guitar playing was on par or above many of his peers.

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  1. He was killed in the car crash in the UK, and he topped the charts posthumously with Three Steps To Heaven. One of the young police officers at the scene became a UK pop star – Dave Dee of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, a band with a long run of great hit singles like Legend Of Xanadu, Last Night In Soho, Hold Tight, Zabadak! and many more. If you like loud guitars play Hold Tight loud. If you like sweeping strings and epic cinematic productions go for the first two…

    Cochran was always influential in the UK, covered by acts like The Sex Pistols.


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