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Santana — Evil Ways
Album: Santana
Avg rating:
7.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 580









Released: 1969
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You've got to change your evil ways, baby
Before I stop lovin' you
You've got to change, baby
And every word that I say is true

You've got me runnin' and hidin' all over town
You've got me sneakin' and a-peepin' and runnin' you down
This can't go on
Lord knows you've got to change, baby
Baby

When I come home, baby
My house is dark and my thoughts are cold
You hang around, baby
With Jean and Joan and a-who knows who

I'm gettin' tired of waiting and fooling around
I'll find somebody that won't make me feel like a clown
This can't go on
Lord knows you've got to change

Hey

When I come home, baby
My house is dark and my thoughts are cold
You hang around, baby
With Jean and Joan and a-who knows who

I'm gettin' tired of waiting and fooling around
I'll find somebody that won't make me feel like a clown
This can't go on
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Comments (20)add comment
I was once asked to sit in on B3 for Gregg Rolie who was a no show at rehearsal for some reason. Drove from Boston to Buffalo (460 miles) for the gig and Gregg had showed up. Just as well, no way I could have covered the vocals. My 15 minutes of fame would have to wait.

Didn't care for the "housewife" lyrics back then, now it is sooo dated.

ah, Senior year of high school classic.
 ppopp wrote:
All Santana songs sound the same to me.
 

Have you heard all of them?  Doubtful.  I have.  If  you expand your Santana-logue, many tracks will sound very differently very quickly.   There is a deep dive catalogue from the '70s, '80s and later that is quite different from those more commercially heard, on which he plays with stellar international musicians from jazz, world, and other rock titans.  
 h8rhater wrote:

THIS is overplayed but Oye Como Va isn't?  Both of the songs that you referenced are legendary Santana and, sadly, are played much more often than other songs in his catalog.  I go for Soul Sacrifice but some of his later work (Somewhere In Heaven and Free All the People off of the Milagro album) is equally fantastic, if not Legendary. 
 

I seldom hear this on RP.  This is simple compared to the astonishing breadth and tracks Carlos and his compadres were mastering just 3 - 4 years later.  Song of the Wind, Every Step of the Way, Promise of a Fisherman.  All of them way beyond Evil Ways, believe me. 
All Santana songs sound the same to me.
I can't seem to play this loud enough. I can say with perfect certainty, Bill, that the problem is at your end…
Buenas Noches!!! Music Best!!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Never get tired of this. Such a cool, Zombies-era keyboard in there! Love the stereo channel separation on this recording; crystal clear!

 
coloradojohn...you and I are probably smoke buddies that never met!  That stereo channel separation on this track (and album really) is one of the things I remember most from this, when listening to it on CD in my post HS graduation prior to starting college lets get F'd up phase...well that's when I started smoking for real and this music really seeped into my soul then.  Great music and great memories = GODLIKE 10 rating from SEAtown!

Long Live RP!

PS - BillG - I think it's kinda funny that you have such a hard time playing those old "classic rock" songs from your former FM dj days....and I'm sure you spun this record a thousand times....glad to hear you "spin" it again! Thanks from big Joe!


A Bar Mitzvah staple, back in the daze
this song reminds me to
buy pen
 ghoffman wrote:
This is one of my all-time favorite LP covers. How many heads can you find? I didn't know that a song could have a RP entry if it had never been played. At least this is the first one that I've seen.
 
eight heads
Never get tired of this. Such a cool, Zombies-era keyboard in there! Love the stereo channel separation on this recording; crystal clear!
 theforgiventeen wrote:
Sick of Santana especially this song, at least to me it's overplayed fluff. Oye Como Va, is Legendary Santana

 
THIS is overplayed but Oye Como Va isn't?  Both of the songs that you referenced are legendary Santana and, sadly, are played much more often than other songs in his catalog.  I go for Soul Sacrifice but some of his later work (Somewhere In Heaven and Free All the People off of the Milagro album) is equally fantastic, if not Legendary. 
 yuel wrote:
wow, only 23 votes for this title ?!?

 
Today may have been the first time it was played here.
wow, only 23 votes for this title ?!?


Doesn't seem to be played very often.  At least by the frequency of the comments.

Love the album cover too!   Only had 20 ratings when the song began this play.
Sick of Santana especially this song, at least to me it's overplayed fluff. Oye Como Va, is Legendary Santana
This is one of my all-time favorite LP covers. How many heads can you find? I didn't know that a song could have a RP entry if it had never been played. At least this is the first one that I've seen.
PLAY IT !