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Stevie Ray Vaughan — Cold Shot
Album: Couldn't Stand the Weather
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 1339









Released: 1984
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Once was a sweet thang baby, held our love in our hands
Now I reach to kiss your lips, the touch don't mean a thing
And that's a cold shot baby, yeah that's a drag.
A cold shot baby, I let our love go bad

Remember the way that you loved me, do anything I say
Now I see you out somewhere, you won't give me the time of day
And that's a cold shot darlin', yeah that's a drag
That's a cold shot baby, we let our love go bad

I really meant I was sorry, for ever causin' you pain
You showed your appreciation, by walkin' out anyway
And that's a cold shot baby, yeah that's a drag
That's a cold shot baby, we let our love go bad

Don't let our true love run cold baby
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I can't believe that anyone could possibly rate this song lower than a 10.  SRV was simply inhuman in his playing.  It's like GOD revealed Himself through the sounds coming from the angel that was SRV's guitar.
 thewiseking wrote:
An average and rather derivative blues player. So much hype surrounding him at the time. I guess cuz blues was being given up for dead at the time and he was WHITE
 
That....OR....He was an unbelievably good axe man...yeah...that!  This one's a 9 to me....Long Live RP!!
When it came out we first heard it on a distant AM station while crossing Texas. We loved Stevie and listened attentively, but with the reception it sounded like he was singing "Let's Go Shopping". My brain still goes there when I hear this song.
An average and rather derivative blues player. So much hype surrounding him at the time. I guess cuz blues was being given up for dead at the time and he was WHITE
 misterbearbaby wrote:

It is the Music of The Gods, playing in The Great Hall in Valhalla. If we're good, we'll get standing room waaaaay in the back... That's OK with me.

 



 
Valhalla -No, no, no, it's Texas.  Of course.
Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan - Match Box Blues
super excellent 
The man just showed little effort while playing. It was like he was doing something mundane like vacuuming. Saw him on Austin City Limits and he just oozed with confidence in his abilities to strum that axe.
Instant 10. :)
 coloradojohn wrote:
Atmospheric Stratocaster Blues! When this broke out I was working Trail Crew on North Peak up in Summit County... Blew us all away!

 
Summit County....born and raised. 
 Larrygrrl wrote:
so so so very repetitive...can't take it!  {#Wall}

 
Do you realize he's doing something with an instrument that literally millions of people play—that only a handful could ever do? Maybe he repeated it because he could—and you can't.


 MentalWedgie wrote:
What a gift this man had. Such a pity he died so young.

 
know what you mean, when SRV comes on I get happy then I think about what happened and I get sad
Atmospheric Stratocaster Blues! When this broke out I was working Trail Crew on North Peak up in Summit County... Blew us all away!
Best SRV album...{#Bananajam}
The true love is staying warm
 GreatNorthWoods wrote:
Any and all Stevie Ray Vaughan is most welcome music to my old ears. Thanks RP.

 
It is the Music of The Gods, playing in The Great Hall in Valhalla. If we're good, we'll get standing room waaaaay in the back... That's OK with me.

 


Any and all Stevie Ray Vaughan is most welcome music to my old ears. Thanks RP.
Thanks for playing this instead of "Life by the Drop".
 bitbanger wrote:

Here is one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_suYbkzstow
The man could seriously play.

 
He'd play until the calluses ripped and bled, then superglued them back in place to play some more.
What a gift this man had. Such a pity he died so young.
 zenhead wrote:
if there's a rock and roll heaven, i bet they've got a hell of a band. but why do to best die young?

 
Plenty of greats are still alive, or at least lived long lives.
Love Stevie  & Joe Bonamassa !!!!! The new king of blues guitar.
 unclehud wrote:
I am a HUGE fan of this sort of thing.  Sloppy, funky blues, with a wicked backbeat .... could it possibly be better?  (Yes.  With spicy pulled pork barbecue, beers on ice, and a slow sunny afternoon under the oak tree doing the tailgate thing just before the Yellow Jackets kick off.)
 
Well, I don't know who the Yellow Jackets are, but that all sounds awesome.
 Larrygrrl wrote:
so so so very repetitive...I cant take it!  {#Wall}

 
Not true at all its quite eclectic. Plus this man could play.{#Cowboy}
 Larrygrrl wrote:
so so so very repetitive...I cant take it!  {#Wall}

 
Not true at all its quite eclectic. Plus this man could play.{#Cowboy}
 
so so so very repetitive...can't take it!  {#Wall}
 RedGuitar wrote:

There's a clip of him on YouTube doing "Voodoo Chile, Sight Return."  Simply awesome playing.

 
Here is one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_suYbkzstow
The man could seriously play.
I am a HUGE fan of this sort of thing.  Sloppy, funky blues, with a wicked backbeat .... could it possibly be better?  (Yes.  With spicy pulled pork barbecue, beers on ice, and a slow sunny afternoon under the oak tree doing the tailgate thing just before the Yellow Jackets kick off.)
Not a big fan of this sort of thing.
this was my first taste of srv back when i was a kid. awesome.
only the good die young.
 martinc wrote:
The strat is such a fine sounding guitar in the right set of hands.

 
There's a clip of him on YouTube doing "Voodoo Chile, Sight Return."  Simply awesome playing.
The Col Ballroom, Davenport Ia.,1985. Watching, wasted, sitting on a table about twenty feet from the stage. Still freakin' blows my mind.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Sounds PERFECT coming after Chris Isaak!
 
hah, same set today. Bill going to the not-so-wayback machine.
 TimeWaster wrote:

Wouldn't that be one heaven of a band?
 
You'd have to take that up with whoever composed "Rock & Roll Heaven" for The Righteous Brothers.  
Played this album yesterday. Still works for me.
Must be top 40 day.
What, he's not singing "At night I go shopping."?

Sounds PERFECT coming after Chris Isaak!
Love this man.
 zenhead wrote:
if there's a rock and roll heaven, i bet they've got a hell of a band. but why do to best die young?
 
Wouldn't that be one heaven of a band?


Now all thats needed is some Bonnie Rait song followed by a Pretenders one and I could be listening to KFOG.....

NOT a good thing in this case.... 
The strat is such a fine sounding guitar in the right set of hands.
Well put in a strange yet understandable way.
{#Hug}
 SanFranGayMan wrote:
SRV is simply sex as sound-if beauty is skin deep, his sex was to the BONE—nuf said!
 

 ThePoose wrote:


Hey, Porgie, we're glad you made it. Graduated from More Science High yet? (You were the President of the Philatelists Club, no?)
And isn't that bridge built yet? Did you ever bop off Bottles?

— graduate of Commie Martyrs H. S.

 
I thought it was "Morse Science High." It could be Moore Science High.  Hard to tell with those 4 or 5 crazy guys.  Everything you know is wrong.


 gatorade wrote:
Why the low rating?
 

I wouldn't consider 7.9 low.  That's a pretty solid rating.  Maybe something below 7 would be surprising.


Why the low rating?
if there's a rock and roll heaven, i bet they've got a hell of a band. but why do to best die young?
I think Stevie is the amongst the best blues guitarists who ever lived, however I am not much into his music. Having said that, this is one of his songs that I do like!{#Bananajam}
{#Bananajam}
Wooo Yeah! Now this is what we're talkin about!

Thanks for playing "Scuttlebuttin'" yesterday... 
Was at this show before S.R.V. flew into rock and roll history. It was amazing! EDIT: Reminds me, where are you Marcus?!!!


 LastChance wrote:
What an album!

Add "Scuttlebuttin' and "Couldn't Stand the Weather," please!

 
Yeah, now we're talkin'. Take us home Bill.

Great...now I'm craving breakfast at the Magnolia
What an album!

Add "Scuttlebuttin' and "Couldn't Stand the Weather," please!

Yes, thats what i love and see Eric Clapton and friends
I love this music.
 fredriley wrote:
Until I saw the song title I could have sworn that he was singing about "going shopping". Nice bit of blues rock, an easy 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 

I hear "In Mexico Shopping." Can't hear anything else. (sigh)
{#Devil_pimp}
 stewliscious wrote:


How does he fit that poor little feller in the pipe?
 
   With brutal force,I guess !   {#Beat}
 sonofpick wrote:
He will smoke your goat.
 

How does he fit that poor little feller in the pipe?
 Porgie_Tirebiter wrote:
Maybe it's because I'm an old fart - but I still miss Jimi more...
 

Hey, Porgie, we're glad you made it. Graduated from More Science High yet? (You were the President of the Philatelists Club, no?)
And isn't that bridge built yet? Did you ever bop off Bottles?

— graduate of Commie Martyrs H. S.

Until I saw the song title I could have sworn that he was singing about "going shopping". Nice bit of blues rock, an easy 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 cathenley wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}Whoooo{#Bananajam}Hooooooooooooooooo!!!{#Dancingbanana}
 
{#Music}

Only


this guitar tone.. it is a seal of his songs. amazing! maybe the most talented player lived on earth..
I saw Mr Hendrix numerous times and loved everytime I saw him tho several times truthfully he wasn't in best form but  still was pretty amazing. I also saw SRV lots of times and even when he was stoned to the bone he played the crap out of that guitar and would be the first to tell ya he loved Hendrix as well as the other blues greats, both had amazingly powerfull hands and just assaulted the guitar. Clapton said of the night Stevie died when he had the unenviable job of following Stevie everybody knew who was the BEST, I would have loved to watch all those players faces as they watched Stevie squeeze notes out of that guitar. Of course Hendrix did break ground with his guitar and amp and vitamin C helped him to go places nobody had been before


{#Dancingbanana}Whoooo{#Bananajam}Hooooooooooooooooo!!!{#Dancingbanana}
Why do people always mention hendrix when t SRV is played? SRV was a good guitar player with some cool songs.Hendrix on the other hand was a force of nature, a musical genius, incredibly creative and innovative with a truly exceptional ability to translate feelings into sound, oh yes, and he could play the guitar pretty well too.
 jagdriver wrote:


{#Iamwithstupid} 

Can't get enough of Stevie. And having seen Jimi live, I can tell you I am a fan of the Experience. But I'm also into Robin Trower. So, yeah, Jimi led the way (after picking up tricks from several others, including Buddy Guy), but SRV has his own spot in the limelight. In a recently video I watched, Double Trouble stated that they never had a "set list," that they just had to interpolate wherever Stevie was going and follow along. After watching his performance, I gotta tell you that that's somethin'!

 

One of the best videos ever went with this song.

 andiman wrote:
Yeeeeeaaaaahh!

 

{#Iamwithstupid} 

Can't get enough of Stevie. And having seen Jimi live, I can tell you I am a fan of the Experience. But I'm also into Robin Trower. So, yeah, Jimi led the way (after picking up tricks from several others, including Buddy Guy), but SRV has his own spot in the limelight. In a recently video I watched, Double Trouble stated that they never had a "set list," that they just had to interpolate wherever Stevie was going and follow along. After watching his performance, I gotta tell you that that's somethin'!

 Porgie_Tirebiter wrote:
Maybe it's because I'm an old fart - but I still miss Jimi more...
 

You are not Robinson Crusoe............................Stevie is tres nice though!
Performed by every bar band in the known universe and still a great tune.

I agree, this guy checked out way too soon.
denmom wrote:
When I was little, I thought CCR's "Bad Moon on the Rise" was "Bathroom on the Right"...


You know you're not the only person I've heard that from...

TriskyJen wrote:
For the longest time I thought he was singing, "lets go shopping." Just hopeful I guess. :motor:
When I was little, I thought CCR's "Bad Moon on the Rise" was "Bathroom on the Right"...
calihack27 wrote:
I thought it was "in Mexico shopping!" :cheesygrin: Still a solid 9 though!
:roflol: :yes: :clap:
He will smoke your goat.
Yeeeeeaaaaahh! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :bananajam:
Hinkamp wrote:
Man I wished he had been around longer.... he really took a lot of Hendrix but also put his unique Texas sound to it. I still think his Voodo Chile is better than Jimi... blasphemy I know.
No no no. Jimi would understand. SRV does Little Wing better, also. Too bad SRV never did Dolly Dagger.
Man I wished he had been around longer.... he really took a lot of Hendrix but also put his unique Texas sound to it. I still think his Voodo Chile is better than Jimi... blasphemy I know.
TriskyJen wrote:
For the longest time I thought he was singing, "lets go shopping." Just hopeful I guess. :motor:
I thought it was "in Mexico shopping!" :cheesygrin: Still a solid 9 though!
drtjdel wrote:
One of the goofiest music videos ever.
I agree. I was watching VH-1 classic the other day and this one came on. I had quite honestly forgotten about it, but upon seeing it again, it cracked me up like it did many years ago. Stevie loved his gee-tar.
For the longest time I thought he was singing, "lets go shopping." Just hopeful I guess. :motor:
Porgie_Tirebiter wrote:
Maybe it's because I'm an old fart - but I still miss Jimi more...
WOW! So old you forego the opportunity to dig someone that's more than 15 years passed? You ARE old! j/k...fortunately I love them both.
One of the goofiest music videos ever.
You know, not a big fan of SRV, but the strum in this song is just freakin' unbelievable.
Maybe it's because I'm an old fart - but I still miss Jimi more...
SRV is simply sex as sound-if beauty is skin deep, his sex was to the BONE--nuf said!
Jimmy2000 wrote:
Does anyone out there REALLY like SRV?
"Like," no. "Love?" Hells yeah. :hearteyes: What's not to love about a guy who can do that with his fingers??
prickelpit96 wrote:
yep, you're absolutely right. but had to switch from mp3 -> aac... :crowded:
Yeh, realplayer didn't work for me either, had to try with winamp.
Miiikka wrote:
=O There is. :P
yep, you're absolutely right. but had to switch from mp3 -> aac... :crowded:
prickelpit96 wrote:
there is no stream....? :wall:
=O There is. :P
there is no stream....? :wall:
Ah, nice guitar playing... Otherwise a bit flushed. =D
bokey wrote:
I don't think it's fair to compare anyone to Jimi.He got to the well first and the water will always be muddied for everyone else. If I had a signature line on RP that would be it.
I'm just curious (seriously). Who does JH cite as influences?
I'm sorry, but this song is so overplayed. You can hear it anytime you turn on your FM radio.
My fave SRV tune, and the video was hilarious!
pomalley wrote:
Exactly what I was thinking.....
Here, here!
This is off the charts it is so great. I miss you Stevie! So cool.
bokey wrote:
I don't think it's fair to compare anyone to Jimi.He got to the well first and the water will always be muddied for everyone else. If I had a signature line on RP that would be it.
Jimi's talent was not really a matter of "getting to the well first" but a matter of sheer creativity, musicality and innovativity IMO.
SuperWeh wrote:
Totally agree with this, even though Stevie was good, he certainly was no Jimi IMO.
I don't think it's fair to compare anyone to Jimi. He got to the well first and the water will always be muddied for everyone else. If I had a signature line on RP that would be it.
Things I Use to Do is a great track from this album.
Exactly what I was thinking..... starlily wrote:
Its a crying shame RP cant play anything but the same six songs by SRV that commercial radio has already beaten to death. Something else by a master would be nice to hear. Lily
houstoib wrote:
I don't like it when people say this. Both had completely different styles, and I'm afraid they aren't comparable. It's like trying to compete Robert Johnson and Clapton, it just ain't happening. Jimi revolutionized rock and created the experimental rock that continues to progress this facet of music. Stevie Ray revolutionized the Blues. In my opinion, Jimi just wrote better, more beautiful music. The man created the entire show. It WAS the Jimi Hendrix EXPERIENCE. Where the centerpiece of Stevie's shows was his guitar playing, Jimi was an mystery inside an enigma wrapped up in a burrito. He completely took you on a trip to where you could never go alone. I like Stevie, but most of his music is rehashing old Blues tunes. It would have been nice had he really started more of his own songs. But Jimi, in my opinion, was the better artist. He had the guitar, but I don't think he relied on it.
Totally agree with this, even though Stevie was good, he certainly was no Jimi IMO.
str8nochaser wrote:
Stevie is one of the greatest ever. Was hoping to see him live back in '89 when he was killed. I know it's bad, but I kept thinking, "why is Madonna still alive, but Stevie had to go?" The things a 15 year old thinks.
August 1990. I kept thinking "Why is Eric Claption still alive but Stevie had to go?"
starlily wrote:
Its a crying shame RP cant play anything but the same six songs by SRV that commercial radio has already beaten to death. Something else by a master would be nice to hear. Lily
Good point, but given the fact that SRV is a rare find on any radio these days, any SRV is better than no SRV. Keep it coming RP, with some fresher tracks to boot.
FallOutOfWindow wrote:
Lots of people play guitar well. For me its the soulful vocal style and his representing Texas for one who lived there before Bush made that seem shameful.
I'm guessing you mean the band Bush, right? They're very Texan. Hee hee...you crazy Bush haters! Cindy Sheehan for President!
Stevie is one of the greatest ever. Was hoping to see him live back in '89 when he was killed. I know it's bad, but I kept thinking, "why is Madonna still alive, but Stevie had to go?" The things a 15 year old thinks. I was happy to at least finally get to Austin and get a holiday snap with his statue along the banks of the river. Doesn't quite make up for it all, but oddly, it seemed to be just about the right thing at the time.
starlily wrote:
Its a crying shame RP cant play anything but the same six songs by SRV that commercial radio has already beaten to death. Something else by a master would be nice to hear. Lily
Hear, hear.
Its a crying shame RP cant play anything but the same six songs by SRV that commercial radio has already beaten to death. Something else by a master would be nice to hear. Lily
Monkeysdad wrote:
Too bad you didn't get to one of his shows, youd've never asked the question.
Indeed, correct! I saw him a small bar in Rome, NY many years ago. The best I've ever seen. Right alongside Hendrix. His playing brought tears to my eyes...
houstoib wrote:
I don't like it when people say this. Both had completely different styles, and I'm afraid they aren't comparable.
I think the comparison is pretty valid (SRV vs Hendrix, that is), after all, Stevie got his start doing JH covers. SRV was a virtuoso by anybody's book, but Hendrix was by far the more innovative of the two.
Jimmy2000 wrote:
Does anyone out there REALLY like SRV? I mean, some of his stuff is ok, and there' no question he can play the guitar, but it's all so ... tired.
Monkeysdad wrote:
Too bad you didn't get to one of his shows, youd've never asked the question.
I never got a chance to see one of his shows, and I'm still shaking my head at Jimmy2000's question. Uh, YEAH, I REALLY like SRV.
I've always been pretty ambivalent towards SRV, but I do really like this song!
Jimmy2000 wrote:
Does anyone out there REALLY like SRV? I mean, some of his stuff is ok, and there' no question he can play the guitar, but it's all so ... tired.
Too bad you didn't get to one of his shows, youd've never asked the question.
Doggone it! And again !!
As usual. SRV makes me stop working and look at the RP page to see if I've rated it yet. :bounce: :jump: :bounce: :jump: :bounce:
cattgirl813 wrote:
Wouldn't have loved to see a play off between him and Jimi? If only it were possible....
I don't like it when people say this. Both had completely different styles, and I'm afraid they aren't comparable. It's like trying to compete Robert Johnson and Clapton, it just ain't happening. Jimi revolutionized rock and created the experimental rock that continues to progress this facet of music. Stevie Ray revolutionized the Blues. In my opinion, Jimi just wrote better, more beautiful music. The man created the entire show. It WAS the Jimi Hendrix EXPERIENCE. Where the centerpiece of Stevie's shows was his guitar playing, Jimi was an mystery inside an enigma wrapped up in a burrito. He completely took you on a trip to where you could never go alone. I like Stevie, but most of his music is rehashing old Blues tunes. It would have been nice had he really started more of his own songs. But Jimi, in my opinion, was the better artist. He had the guitar, but I don't think he relied on it. He was, the original music-god.