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You Shook Me All Night Long

You Shook Me All Night Long has not been seen in 513 Phish shows.
It was last played: 2000-09-29.
It was played at 0.11% of live shows.
It has been performed live 2 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson

Original Artist: AC/DC

Original Album: Back In Black (1980)

Vocals: Bon Fishman and Kid Rock (lead), Trey (backing)

Debut: 1989-04-20

Historian: Martin Acaster (Doctor_Smarty)


In the summer of 1980, still reeling from the death of front man Bon ScottAC/DC came Back in Black with another glowing example of their mastery of the cheeky double-entendre grafted onto the screaming back of bloozy rock-n-roll song writing milieu. The centerpiece of this – their all-time best selling album – was the classic rock nugget “You Shook Me All Night Long,” which unlike “Giving the Dog a Bone” pulled no lyrical punches. This song was about sex plain and simple and every thirteen-year-old boy within earshot knew it.



Watch You Shook Me All Night Long on YouTube AC/DC, "You Shook Me All Night Long"



The first appearance of “You Shook Me All Night Long” at a Phish show came in the form of an instrumental jam to restart a fire alarm interrupted “Fluffhead” at the 4/20/89 show at “The Zoo” (Humphries House), Amherst College. Phish returned this classic rock treat to their AC/DC bag until shaking it out at free-forall soundcheck in Desenzano, Italy on 7/6/97. On cue from the somber peal of a nearby church bell, Trey initially began playing the intro to “Hells Bells” but apparently did not know the whole song. Instead the band launched into a spirited version of “You Shook Me All Night Long” this time featuring Bon Fishman on lead vocals. Though he stumbled in places and eventually had to be helped out by Trey, his rendition clearly overshadowed the James Brown style version of Hanson’s “MmmBop” which followed it.



Watch You Shook Me All Night Long on YouTube Phish w/Kid Rock, "You Shook Me All Night Long" – 9/29/00, Las Vegas, NV



To catch a glimpse of what Phish may have been like as a rock band if they had been augmented with a spotlight-drenched lead vocalist, check out the infamous 9/29/00 Las Vegas version of this tune; on this occasion it is imbued with all the cocksure swagger and raunchiness of the original, and deftly tears the drawers off of “Rapper’s Delight” with none other than Kid Rock on guest vocals.


Recommended Versions: 1989-04-20, 1997-07-06, 2000-09-29

Lyrics:

(A. Young, M. Young, Johnson)
© J Albert and Son PTY LTD (ASCAP)

She was a fast machine
She kept her motor clean
She was the best damn woman that I ever seen
She had the sightless eyes
Telling me no lies
Knockin' me out with those American thighs
Taking more than her share
Had me fighting for air
She told me to come but I was already there!

'Cause the walls start shaking
The earth was quaking
My mind was aching
And we were making it and you...

Shook me all night long!
Yeah, you!
Shook me all night long!

Working double time
On the seduction line
She was one of a kind
She's just mine all mine
Wanted no applause
Just another course
Made a meal out of me and came back for more
Had to cool me down
To take another round
Now I'm back in the ring to take another swing

'Cause the walls were shaking
The earth was quaking
My mind was aching
And we were making it and you...

Shook me all night long!
Yeah, you!
Shook me all night long!

And knocked me out and then you...
Shook me all night long!
You had me shakin' and you...
Shook me all night long!
Yeah you shook me!
Well you took me!

You really took me and you...
Shook me all night long!
Ooooh you!
Shook me all night long!
Yeah, yeah, you!
Shook me all night long!

Your really took me and you...
Yeah you shook me!
Yeah you shook me
All night long!!!

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