Swingin’ Neckbreakers – You

This is some good old feet-stomping garage band music. This is my favorite song right now…it sticks with you. The band is from Trenton, New Jersey and they started to record some demos in 1992. The band consisted of brothers Tom and John Jorgensen and  Don “Shaggy” Snook.

John Jorgensen played drums, Snook played guitar, and Tom Jorgensen played bass and was the lead singer. The Neckbreakers released their first album in 1993 called Live For Buzz. This song was their lead track. If you like melodic raw rock and roll…I would recommend listening to this album. This song was on a Sopranos episode in season 4, episode 2.

Their reputation as a great live band spread and they started to fill up places in their area. In 1994 they took off on a tour of Europe. The group was especially well received in France, where one radio station even declared a Swingin’ Neckbreakers Week.

From Allmusic: The Neckbreakers’ second album Shake Break came out the next year on Telstar. After Don Snook’s departure from the band in 1996, Jeffery Lee Jefferson eventually filled in on guitar and debuted on the 1997 album Kick Your AssReturn of Rock and Live Live Live were released in 2000.

They released a total of 5 albums between 1993 and 2000.

“You” in the Sopranos

Could not find the lyrics


Author: Badfinger (Max)

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

20 thoughts on “Swingin’ Neckbreakers – You”

  1. Fun tune, Max. Who needs lyrics when you got a nice rockin’ garage song? Based on what I can understand, it’s not exactly Shakespeare anyway! 🙂

    I love that driving drum beat and the cool organ. It took me less than 5 seconds to know I’d dig this song. Nice pick!

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  3. not a bad little straight ahead simple rocker. I’ve never heard of them, and I guess if you couldn’t even find the lyrics, not many have alas! Have you ever heard of the Gaslight Anthem? Another NJ garage rock band , what little I heard by them seemed quite good. Garden State seems good at turning out that kind of music.

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    1. I will look them up Dave…I love this music I’m finding…again it’s my new old music…The Stems…I’m pretty much a fan now.


  4. Thanks for this Max! Right up my street, it is! I’m big into more obscure garage / proto punk bands from the ’60s, and these guys nail the sound just right. Brash, straight up, no nonsense, no pretences rock and roll. Hell yeah! 🙂

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