T. Rex  - BANG A GONG (GET IT ON)

First performance: 21/10/1994


Coverinfo

Bruce played the song only once:
 
 
Played during a guest appearance with John Eddie. The song also featured Elliott Murphy, Greg Kihn, and Marshall Crenshaw. The song started as T. Rex's 'Get it on' but was messed-up after the first verse and Springsteen rescued the situation by transforming it into (Get your kicks on ) Route 66. Springsteen sings backup vocals on the chorus during the Get it on part and sings lead vocals during the (Get your kicks on ) Route 66 part. Murphy, Kihn, and Crenshaw had each performed a solo set that night, followed by a set by Eddie and his band. Springsteen then joined Eddie onstage, as did the three other artists, jamming together on four songs.
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Get It On" is a song by the British glam rock group T. Rex, featured on their 1971 album Electric Warrior. Written by frontman Marc Bolan. Bolan claimed to have written the song out of his desire to record Chuck Berry's "Little Queenie" and said that the riff is taken from the Berry tune. In the United States, the song was retitled "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" to avoid confusion with a song of the same name by the group Chase.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Well, you're dirty and sweet
Clad in black, don't look back, and I love you
You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah
Well, you're slim, and you're weak
You've got the teeth of the hydra upon you
You're dirty sweet, and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Well, you're built like a car
You've got a hub cap diamond star halo
You're built like a car, oh yeah
Well, you're an untamed youth
That's the truth with your cloak full of eagles
You're dirty sweet, and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on, oh
Well, you're windy and wild
You've got the blues in your shoes and your stockings
You're windy and wild, oh yeah
Well, you're built like a car
You've got a hub cap diamond star halo
You're dirty sweet, and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on, ooh
Well, you're dirty and sweet
Clad in black, don't look back, and I love you
You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah
Well, you dance when you walk
So let's dance, take a chance, understand me
You're dirty sweet, and you're my girl
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on, ow
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on, ow (Get it on)
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on, ah-ah-ah-ah
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on, ah-ah-ah-ah
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Get it on, bang a gong, get it on
Take me
For a meanwhile I'm still thinking