Rick F***ing Springfield! (Live)

Welcome to the best of summertime!  Warm nights at the fair: hot rod shows and monster truck-truck-trucks; emus and pig races; crystal jewellery and Kiss mirrors; super slicer-dicer-choppers and magic car wax; the ring toss and stuffed cupids; the roller coaster and strobe lights; cover bands and beer gardens; outdoor concerts and–wait for it–Rick Springfield!

I’ll be in the sea of coconut lotion and cotton candy, singing along to Jessie’s Girl if you need me.

Jessie is a friend
I know he’s been a good friend of mine
But lately something’s changed that ain’t hard to define
Jessie’s got himself a girl and I want to make her mine

And she’s watching him with those eyes
And she’s lovin’ him with that body, I just know it
Yeah and he’s holding her in his arms
Late, late at night

You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman like that

I play along with the charade
There doesn’t seem to be a reason to change
You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute
I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot

‘Cause she’s watching him with those eyes
And she’s lovin’ him with that body, I just know it
And he’s holding her in his arms
Late, late at night

You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman like that

Like Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman
Where can I find a woman like that

And I’m lookin’ in the mirror all the time
Wondering what she don’t see in me, I’ve been funny
I’ve been cool with the lines
Ain’t that the way love’s supposed to be

Tell me, where can I find a woman like that

You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I want Jessie’s girl

Where can I find a woman like that
Like Jessie’s girl
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
I want, I want Jessie’s girl

 

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[“Jessie’s Girl,” by Rick Springfield.  Original release:  Working Class Dog, 1981.   Performed by Rick Springfield and Foo Fighters, Sound City Players at Hollywood Palladium, 2013.]

 

Video from youtube user muzziklvr

 

15 thoughts on “Rick F***ing Springfield! (Live)

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic

    Ahh I love me some 80’s music. I got to see Rick Springfield in concert at Downtown Disney and he put on a hell of a show. I just watched the pilot episode of the original Battlestar Galactica (yup…I am nerdy like that) and didn’t realize he was on the show! Only that episode as his character got killed off right away…oh well, cannot win ’em all!

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  2. It’s so good isn’t it? That must have been a great concert. Every fair I’ve been to has played Jessie’s Girl at the rides. Now I’m going to have to watch Battlestar Galactica, thanks for the heads up about the killing =)

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  3. Johne111

    Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that Thank you for lunch!

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  4. I still have it, but I almost wore out my LP copy of Living In Oz. I now have it on the i-Pod, but it doesn’t sound the same. Thanks for the flashback. 8^>

    And thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

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  5. Thanks, Dave! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I agree with you about vinyl. I should get a turntable. And some LPs 🙂 I’m looking forward to catching up on your writing as well. Danica.

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    1. Hey Danica. My turntable sadly stopped spinning about a year ago now. I’ve not yet been able to justify the expense of buying another. Although I’ve come close a couple of times. There’s something almost magical about an LP I simply don’t feel in a tape, CD or i-Pod file. Or maybe it’s a youth/memory deal?

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  6. Hi Dave,
    I think it’s the vinyl itself and not a memory thing. I agree with you about other formats. The sound isn’t the same. I guess you’ve already looked into possible repairs?

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    1. Hey Danica.

      The record player must be fifteen years old, and I think was bought for me from a now defunct catalogue. To be honest, I’ve not dared take it to a repair shop, just in case the cost was high, because I know I would want to fix it. And I think I could probably find something cheaper on Ebay.

      But I think I will look into something…

      It’s funny, I just finished my day’s editing and started listening to LiO on the i-Pod, then saw your comment. And it doesn’t sound the same, at least not to my ears. 🙂

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  7. Hi Dave,
    That’s a good point. Parts might have to be created/built or something like that. You’re right that you’ll probably find a good alternative on eBay…have you scoped out garage sales? Maybe some more upscale thrift shops or flea markets too.
    I hope the sound difference isn’t too distracting 🙂
    Danica

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    1. Hey Danica,

      The music itself is the distraction. I’ve been working in silence all day, and now Rick’s infected my brain and I can’t fully concentrate. Jessie’s Girl is currently playing and I’m seriously struggling to type the correct letters…

      But yes, good ideas all. Thank you.

      ;8^>

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