Caesars – Jerk It Out

It sounds like it could have been recorded in 1966 by a garage band in Ohio. This song is a bit unknown but like most songs today you may have heard it on commercials. This song just hits you right away with it’s distorted organ.

What a cool mid-sixties garage sound The Caesars had on this song…I like good riffs…and this one has a great organ hook. I first heard it in the mid-2000s and I’ve loved it ever since. It peaked at #70 in the Billboard 100 in 2005 and #8 in the UK in 2003. I first noticed it on an Ipod commercial and have recommended it to friends.

This was the first hit for The Caesars, who are known as The Caesar’s Palace in their native country of Sweden, and Twelve Caesars throughout the rest of Scandinavia…However due to copyrights from Caesars Palace Casino, they are known as The Caesars throughout the rest of the world.

The band went on hiatus in 2012 but since has reunited. I posted this song when I first started but only had one maybe two readers…I heard it again yesterday and had to repost it.

From Songfacts.

No hidden meaning in this song – it’s just about dancing and getting loose. It received a lot of attention in the United States after it was featured in an iPod ad. The popular iPod ads also helped boost the popularity for songs like “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Aussie rock band JET, and “Flathead” by the Scottish band The Fratellis.

According to the band, the title “Jerk It Out” means “to just let out some steam, freak out, let yourself go, get crazy, etc.” The title has a double meaning, as it can easily be taken as being about masturbation. Keeping with the sexual double meanings, the remix of this song was called “Jerk It Harder.”

Jerk It Out

Wind me up
Put me down
Start me off and watch me go
I’ll be runnin’ circles around you sooner than you know
A little off center
And I’m out of tune
Just kickin’ this can along the avenue
But I’m alright

‘Cause it’s easy once you know how it’s done
You can’t stop now
It’s already begun
You feel it runnin’ through your bones
And you jerk it out
And you jerk it out

Shut up
Hush your mouth
Can’t you hear you talk too loud
No can’t hear nothin’ ’cause I got my head up in the clouds
I bite off anything that I can chew
I’m chasing cars up and down the avenue
But that’s okay

‘Cause it’s easy once you know how it’s done
You can’t stop now
It’s already begun
You feel it runnin’ through your bones
And you jerk it out

‘Cause it’s easy once you know how it’s done
You can’t stop now
It’s already begun
You feel it runnin’ through your bones
And you jerk it out
And you jerk it out

And you jerk it out
And you jerk it out
Oh baby don’t you know 
You really gotta jerk it out
When you jerk it out
Oh baby don’t you know 
You really gotta jerk it out
When you jerk it out
Oh baby don’t you know you
You really gotta jerk it out

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

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

40 thoughts on “Caesars – Jerk It Out”

  1. Great record, the mid-2000’s were a great period for guitar-pop bands, the last gasp before they died as a commercial proposition pretty much. I also loved Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet) which I remember buying on a trip to a Virgin megastore in London, in the days when we had actual record megastores. The Fratellis are also still fab, topping my personal charts a few weeks back with the wonderful new track Need A Little Love. Other great tracks of the period?

    Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
    Electric Six – Danger High Voltage
    The Strokes – Reptilia
    Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God & I Predict A Riot
    Arctic Monkeys – I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor

    among many others! If any of those don’t ring a bell, well worth checking out….

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    1. I love that Jet song and I had their album…if you get bored check out Jet’s song called “Look What You’ve Done”…they basically took the Beatles Sexy Sadie and used that pattern for parts of it…but I don’t care…it sounds great!

      Thank you! I’m always on the look out for new old music! I’ve copied them down.

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      1. Well, you might recognise a rather Rolling Stones “influence” on Bohemian Like You, to understate the case – but it’s still great! 🙂 Jet borrowed from the best! I’ll have a listen…

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      2. I’m looking for more to cover…I’m trying to branch out to more unknown songs…Cool I’m about to check that one out.

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    1. Isn’t it great! Man no problem dude you know sometimes i don’t get to yours until hours or a day sometimes…I appreciate you taking the time to listen!

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      1. No you are not…lol…be proud! I had the same thoughts when I heard it….it’s a fun song though.

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      2. Well I’m finally focusing on the 80s now…every Monday…BUT no white glove, big production numbers, fake electronic drums…just underground college radio 80s music.

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      3. Yea the bands you were listening to in the 90s were probably influenced by the 80s bands…the first one I start off with is NOT well known…the 2nd one is much better known.

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  2. I can still picture the iPod ad that this featured in. I had no idea it was a big hit in the UK… or I had forgotten, as I was really following the charts at that time. Popchartfreak is right about that period 2002-7 or so being great for guitar pop. I’d add Franz Ferdinand to the list – their biggest hit was ‘Take Me Out’ but they have several more great tunes.

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  3. Great tune! I know this from one of the FIFA console games, though it’s been so long that I wouldn’t have been able to pick out the band name or song title had it not been for this post! I’ll likely check them out!

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