Crystals ( The ) - HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE

First performance: 1/08/1976


Coverinfo

1976-08-01 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ

  • Lawsuit Tour (26/09/1976 - 25/03/1977)

Bruce performed the song only once, during the 1st leg of the "Lawsuit Tour".
 
 

Songinfo

"He's Sure the Boy I Love" is a 1962 single by The Crystals. The song was originally recorded by The Blossoms but credited to The Crystals. In 1962, The Blossoms recorded "He's a Rebel" with Phil Spector. Instead of crediting the song to The Blossoms, Spector released the song under The Crystals without informing the group while they were on tour. After "He's A Rebel" became a hit song, Spector brought The Blossoms back to record "He's Sure the Boy I Love".While The Crystals were on tour, Darlene Love of the Blossoms was asked by Phil Spector to record "He's Sure the Boy I Love". After being discredited from "He's A Rebel", Love urged Spector to give her a royalty contract with a rate of three cents per record. After discovering that Spector had once again discredited The Blossoms from their recording and given their song to The Crystals, Patsy Wright got into a confrontation with Spector. Similarly, The Crystals were angry at Spector for having them sing another song on tour that was not theirs. 
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce covered 7 songs of The Crystals / Darlene Love : From 1985 till 2016 He was with her 5 times together ons stage.

In 2009 they were together at stage in MSG. ( 2009-10-29 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY) . He inducted her with a lot of admiration and as : "the voice of Phil Spector’s greatest creations".

In 2015 Bruce wrote 2 songs for her album "Introducing Darlene Love".

Bruce also appeared in her video of "forbidden nights"

Bruce on Phil Spector’s "wall of sound" in his 2012 SXSW Keynote speech

"Then Spector and the Wall of Sound. Phil's entire body of work could be described by the title of one of his lesser–known productions, "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)." Phil's records felt like near chaos, violence covered in sugar and candy, sung by the girls who were sending Roy–o running straight for the anti–depressants. If Roy was opera, Phil was symphonies, little three–minute orgasms, followed by oblivion. And Phil's greatest lesson was sound. Sound is its own language. I mean, the first thing you would think of with Phil Spector is (soundbite of mimicking a drum beat). That was all you needed."
 

Lyrics

I always dreamed the boy I love would come along
And he'd be tall and handsome, rich and strong.
Now, that boy I love has come to me
But he sure ain't the way I thought he'd be.

(Sha-la-la-la-la, hey hey hey
Sha-la-la-la-la, hey hey hey
Sha-la-la-la-la, hey hey hey
He's sure the boy I love)

He doesn't look like a movie star
He doesn't drive a Cadillac car
He sure ain't the boy I've been dreaming of but
He's sure the boy I love

Let me tell ya now
He'd never be a big businessman
He always buys on the installment plan
He sure ain't the boy I've been dreaming of but
He's sure the boy I love

When he holds me tight,
Everything's right
Crazy as it seems
I'm his, whatever he is,
And I forget all of my dreams
And everybody knows

He doesn't hang diamonds round my neck, oh-oh
And all he's got's an unemployment check
He sure ain't the boy I've been dreaming of but
He's sure the boy I love

[instrumental bridge]

When he holds me tight,
Everything's right
Crazy as it seems
I'm his, whatever he is,
And I forget all of my dreams
Oh-oh-oh-oh

He doesn't hang diamonds round my neck
And all he's got's an unemployment check
He sure ain't the boy I've been dreaming of but
He's sure the boy I love

He's sure the boy I love
He's sure the boy I love