Creeps – Down At The Nightclub

The Creeps sound like they came from the garages in the sixties but it was the 1980s. I love the sound they got on this record.

This song is off of their debut album “Enjoy The Creeps” and it was released in 1986. Critics have said that they never did translate the excitement of their live show to records but this one is good. They released it on a small label named Tracks on Wax which was a Swedish Garage Rock-label in the 80s.

They formed in Sweden in 1985. They were influenced heavily by the Animals and Yardbirds, Robert Jelinek (vocals, guitar), Hans Ingemansson (Hammond organ), Anders Olsson (bass) and Patrick Olson (drums). Whenever I think of music from Sweden I think of Abba…this is not Abba by any stretch of the imagination.

Their third album, Blue Tomato, was released in 1990. It contained their most popular song, ‘Ooh I Like It’,  and it became a major Swedish hit and was eventually voted Best Song Of The Year by MTV viewers in 1990.

Down at the Nightclub was written by guitarist Robert Jelinek.

After a few years the band dropped the dirty sound of their debut album and went more for an 80s funk dance sound.

The band broke up in 1997.

Down At The Nightclub

All right
We’re going down to the nightclub baby
Where the fashion lights are all so gay
And the music’s so loud
I tell you we’re the in-crowd
We’re the grooviest gang around

I got a battering ram in my head
The room is turning in a blue green red
And the lights sure blows my mind
and I might get this time
Down at the nightclub

That girl’s dancing in her miniskirt
The way she moves now she gives me the hurt
Gonna move up to her, let my backbone slip
I’m gonna take her on a magic trip

I got a battering ram in my head
The room is turning in a blue green red
And the lights sure blows my mind
and I might get this time
Down at the nightclub

I got a battering ram in my head
The room is turning in a blue green red
And the lights sure blows my mind
and I might get this time
Down at the nightclub

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

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

36 thoughts on “Creeps – Down At The Nightclub”

    1. I’m glad you liked it. Where was I when this was going on? I just was graduating and missed this whole movement. In 85 I pretty much switched to cassette tapes in the car because of the radio.

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    1. Agree with you – was kind of a strange way to end the song – I was half expecting Jim Morrison to start singing Riders on the Storm 😀

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  1. I love this! Sounds like something you would hear on LS Underground Garage. Have never heard of this band but wonder if they were part of one of those garage rock revivals that happened in the 80s

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  2. Just watched the ooh I like it video – ooh I don’t like it! 😀 fits in more with the times buts it’s a long way from where they started.

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  3. Perhaps you won’t be surprised that I love this tune – really has a cool Animals vibe with that great keyboard!

    And, it’s funny, like you, I also associate Sweden much more with Abba than with garage rock. And with Volvo and Ikea, for that matter! Well, I guess that’s because I really don’t have a clue about Swedish music! 🙂

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  4. I never knew the Swedes could rock out like this. You found a good one here, Max. I wonder if they were hitting on the doobie a little at the end there and just mellowed out…

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    1. I do like this one…. Deke I was about 10 minutes late but I watched around 30 minutes before I had to do something….great guys…the singer…I don’t know why reminded me of EVH in looks.
      The dude can sing man…I hear some of their tracks.

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      1. They seemed excited to talk and it showed. That made me like them…some people you guys have to pull things out…not them.

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      2. I bought there CD after the show last night 10 bucks Canadian including shipping.
        John Snow ⛄️ lives in the states as well and it will cost him 7 bucks probably.
        What a steal of a deal and I don’t have a CD player anymore lol
        Supporting local

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      3. Yea man I my cell player bit the dust and I like vinyl anyway.
        That is a good deal.

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    1. Yea it made it on the Children of Nuggets…I found another band called the Stems that are similar. I totally missed that garage movement… like you told me before…I would have enjoyed the 80s more if I would have known about some of these bands.

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      1. The alt “Paisley Underground” had some garage type bands in that….many of those sixties sounding garage bands were not American…they sound like this band does.

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      1. I don’t know of a station that played…..The Creeps lol…they played creeps like Madonna and Jackson.

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      2. He WAS a creep though…whatever you want to call it…nothing about their musical ability…

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