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Little Village — She Runs Hot
Album: Little Village
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Released: 1992
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sittin' on the line
Tryin' to change her mind
Red light, yellow light, green light time.
You're standing on it buddy
But she's chilly as a Tastee Freeze
Ease it over, son
I'll show you how she runs
Screamin' like a demon
When the quarter mile comes
Crankcase cookin', that's her manifold destiny
Now she might run cold for you
She runs hot for me.

She runs hot for me
She runs hot for me
She runs hot for me
Now she might run cold for you
She runs hot for me

She's got a fire in her veins
That's high octane
When her heart starts pumpin'
Her cylinders are jumpin'
Then I give it to her slow
And she gives me back the low ET's
Burnin' down the line
Ten seconds time
Half an hour later
I can still accelerate her 'till we're out of Hardin County
And in another Galaxy
Now she might run cold for you
She runs hot for me

She runs hot for me
She runs hot for me
She runs hot for me
Now she might run cold for you
She runs hot for me
Comments (24)add comment
These guys could be really famous someday...
c.
Curse these hot flushes!
 jbuhl wrote:
Saw these guys at the Paramount Theater n Denver the year they toured.

 
 
I saw them at what was then the Odeon Hammersmith in West London, a good night.  Coincidentally I was introduced to Hiatt at a theatre in Victoria, London in '81 when, as Cooder put from the stage about half way through the set ,  he was really fronting Hiatt's band.   Not quite true as I recall, the vocalists were all from Cooder's Bop Till You Drop.  But Cooder used it as an excuse to take a step back and Hiatt took over.  The following day I went and bought everything the record store had by Hiatt, I already had everything by Cooder.  I have been buying them ever since.  As someone observed "manifold destiny".. 
I was just reading the Wikipedia entry about Little Village and it quotes Nick Lowe saying "Little Village was really good fun.  Unfortunately, the record we did was no good".

Hard to argue with one of the people who made the record, but I like it!
"it's a manifold destiny"...

Brilliant lyric. 
Ry Cooder is the guitarist dueling Steve Vai in 1986's dumb (but enjoyable) "Crossroads" movie starring Ralph Macchio. He was also the film's composer and the only artist who's talent wasn't wasted on this forgettable project.
Keltner, "subtle precision"
Wow Bill! You never cease to amaze me with the material you have access to. Thanks for this one. What a talented bunch to play together.{#Clap}  

This is why I listen to RP whenever I can.
Saw these guys at the Paramount Theater n Denver the year they toured.

 
 kcar wrote:

I'd never heard of this "band" until I caught the tail end of this song just now.

From Wikipedia: 


Little Village
 was an American/British rock band, formed in 1991 by Ry Cooder (guitarvocal), John Hiatt (guitarpiano, vocal), Nick Lowe (bass, vocal) and Jim Keltner (drums). Each of the group's members had previously worked on Hiatt's 1987 album Bring The Family, and formed in 1991 while on a break from their own musical projects.

The group's name was initially (and jokingly) announced as Hiatus. It was soon changed to Little Village, in reference to the foul-mouthed in-studio diatribe by Sonny Boy Williamson II, on a Chess reissue album titled Bummer Road. The group released its only album, Little Village, in early 1992. The songs were composed by all four group members and mainly sung by Hiatt, although Lowe took lead on two songs and Cooder one. While the album was met with general commercial indifference, it was nominated in 1993 for a Grammy Award as Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or a Group. The album peaked at #23 in the UK Albums Chart.

Little Village toured the U.S. and Europe in 1992 to support the album, but the group disbanded later that year.



 
Thanks kcar!  cool sound
Somebody said it before me - this band was the true Fab Four.  Wish I could have seen them live.
 
One of the best tracks from a stellar collection.
Very nice!
that's some high octane right there.. {#Motor}
 ericconrad wrote:
Great rock line: She might run cold for you, but she runs hot for me.

 
Crankcase cookin'
That's her manifold destiny

As a gearhead (petrolhead for the UK folk), I do love songs about cars/women. 'Specially when they're so rockabilly!
 cc_rider wrote:
Little Village = Supergroup. Who knew?

 
I'd never heard of this "band" until I caught the tail end of this song just now.

From Wikipedia: 


Little Village
 was an American/British rock band, formed in 1991 by Ry Cooder (guitarvocal), John Hiatt (guitarpiano, vocal), Nick Lowe (bass, vocal) and Jim Keltner (drums). Each of the group's members had previously worked on Hiatt's 1987 album Bring The Family, and formed in 1991 while on a break from their own musical projects.

The group's name was initially (and jokingly) announced as Hiatus. It was soon changed to Little Village, in reference to the foul-mouthed in-studio diatribe by Sonny Boy Williamson II, on a Chess reissue album titled Bummer Road. The group released its only album, Little Village, in early 1992. The songs were composed by all four group members and mainly sung by Hiatt, although Lowe took lead on two songs and Cooder one. While the album was met with general commercial indifference, it was nominated in 1993 for a Grammy Award as Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or a Group. The album peaked at #23 in the UK Albums Chart.

Little Village toured the U.S. and Europe in 1992 to support the album, but the group disbanded later that year.


 TerryS wrote:
I do wish they had called the band Hiatus.

 
... and do what ever it is you want to call it.... again.
I do wish they had called the band Hiatus.
Almost as good as the Traveling Wilburys... {#Doh}
Little Village = Supergroup. Who knew?
All star band. Underrated album.
Indeed!
A brilliant album. The "Super Group," lives!
Great rock line: She might run cold for you, but she runs hot for me.