Three Red Hooks

by Vegas With Randolph

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Per Alan Haber's Pure Pop song review, February 4, 2016:

"This Washington, DC-area pop powerhouse’s latest song, a lively ode to rocking steady and having a great night, namechecks a trio of rock ‘n’ roll Eddies–Van Halen, Vedder and Money–and is a mighty tasty treat. “Three Red Hooks” is a delightful, hooky bubblegum charmer with crunchy, screaming electric guitar lines that’s happily reminiscent of the Sweet’s “Little Willy” and the catchy sound of the Rubinoos. Kicking off with a percussion stomp that owes a debt to the Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go,’ “Three Red Hooks” hits the sweet spot that tingles and glows inside every fan of melodic pop. It kick starts that oh-so-wonderful feeling–the unmistakable slambang explosion of sheer joy that only the right combination of musical notes can achieve. Now playing in rotation, this may well be Vegas With Randolph’s most delightful waxing yet."

lyrics

THREE RED HOOKS
(Kern/Ratts)

well, he was three Red Hooks beyond a hurricane
as he approached the stage
and started looking at me
and with an unstable smile
raised his index and pinkie
and said " I know you,
and brother, you know what to do...

rock steady
kick it like eddie
didn't know if he meant
van halen or vedder
but whatever
while we're together
we'd better turn it up loud
and kick it on out

well, she walked in like the queen of Babylon
she kind of turned me on
and started talking to me
she said "I've had a bad night,
patience is almost gone,
but if you can do me right
I think that we can get along, can you..."

rock steady
kick it like eddie
didn't know if she meant
van halen or money
but honey
while we're so chummy
we'd better turn it up loud
and kick it on out

they say you can never tell
what the future will bring
if tomorrow's going to come
or if tonight is everything
you're never gonna know it
if you don't give it a try
so just pour yourself another
we'll be rocking all night

rock steady
kick it like eddie
didn't know if he meant
van halen or vedder
but whatever
while we're together
we'd better turn it up loud
and kick it on out

rock steady
kick it like eddie
didn't know if she meant
van halen or money
but honey
while we're so chummy
we'd better turn it up loud
and kick it on out

credits

released February 4, 2016
c) 2016 Wandering Songs / BMI

Mastered by Steve Turnidge
Claps by VWR and Bob Ratts
"Van Halen licks" by Brock Harris
"Eddie Money licks" by Dave Purol
Artwork by Nancy Hardy

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Vegas With Randolph Washington, D.C.

Vegas With Randolph’s music has been called “ebullient, unabashed power pop”, “thinking man's party music,” and “blissful pop songwriting at its finest” and their music has been compared to Fastball, Sloan, and Fountains of Wayne.

In 2011, their second full length CD, the critically acclaimed “Above The Blue” was released. VWR is currently recording their third full length CD.
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