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Thread #95428 Message #1855668
Posted By: JennyO
11-Oct-06 - 07:07 AM
Thread Name: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Subject: RE: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Rich-joy, it was more likely Manfred Mann, in 1964 - actually the only version I have heard of that song. It was on their first album, "The Five Faces of Manfred Mann" and was played a lot. I was a big fan of theirs, along with other Rhythm and Blues bands, such as The Animals, Them, The Kinks, and of course, the Rolling Stones.
There were lots of local bands around in Sydney, some of whom became quite famous, such as the Easybeats, and others that I liked that didn't become famous, such as Mike Furber and the Bowery Boys and The Square Circle. Ah, those were the days.....
As for smokestack lightning, I have no idea what it is, or whether the words were right or not, so I'm no help there.