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Jeff Beck — Going Down
Album: Jeff Beck Group
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6.9

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Total ratings: 1561









Released: 1972
Length: 6:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, I'm going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I'm going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I've got my head out the window
And my big feet on the ground
She's gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
She's gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
I've got my head out the window
And my big feet on the ground

So, I'm going down
Down, down, down, down
I'm going down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, yes I am
I've got my head out the window
And my big feet on the

Well, I'm goin' down
Down, down, down, down
I'm going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I've got my head out the window
And my big feet on the ground

Gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
She's gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
I've got my head out the window
And my big feet on the

Well, I'm down
Down, down, down, down, down
I'm goin' down
Down, down, down, down, down
I've got my head out the window
And my big feet on the ground, yes I have
Well, she walked out the door
And I crawled right out there
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EXCELLENT!!  Thanx RP!
I hear this song, and all I can think of is East Bound and Down. 
Kenny Powers!  
Still one of my favourite go to albums.
6.9 average rating for this?
 MassivRuss wrote:

After Frankenstein, I was about to turn the volume back down, then RP plays this one. FANTASTIC.




Same here!
OMG, this rocks so hard!
 Edweirdo wrote:


Sadly I agree.  Predictable (as is all blues, since the I-IV-V pattern is inviolable) and not salvageable even by the otherwise god-like Beck.

Not all blues tunes use the I - IV - V structure, so it's not really "inviolable".  Good word though.  
 Bleyfusz wrote:

Is he going down?



i think so, it's hard to tell, though..............................
 gatorade wrote:

One of the GREAT bands of all times. Nicky Hopkins can play keyboards as good or better than anyone.



Max Middleton on keyboards.
After Frankenstein, I was about to turn the volume back down, then RP plays this one. FANTASTIC.
EXCELLENT!!!  ICONIC!!!
 primm wrote:




I saw Bob Tench playing rhythm guitar and backing vocals for The Streetwalkers (Roger Chapman and Charlie Whitney's band after Family) in 1975.  Must admit he was more solid than exceptional BUT Roger Chapman....Oh man, what a singer live.
max middleton is good at piano.
For my 70th birthday, a friend of mine offered me a choice of tickets to see Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck (they were all playing in London at about the same time). I went for Jeff Beck and still think I made the right decision. 
 TimeWaster wrote:

You sure that isn't Chris Rock on vocals?




Too funny!
Great mid-party tune (where one briefly ponders if you will survive this one)
 OHMish wrote:


I thought it was Chris Rock {#Biggrin}


ok, now i can't listen to these vocals without thinking of Chris Rock. Thanks a lot. 
 Edweirdo wrote:


Sadly I agree.  Predictable (as is all blues, since the I-IV-V pattern is inviolable) and not salvageable even by the otherwise god-like Beck.



Predictable like the orgasm you get from sex. Predictable, but always enjoyable!
 Rob57 wrote:


Because it's tedious,self indulgent garbage?



This comment is self indulgent.
Is he going down?
{#Devil_pimp}zesty indeed !
 Edweirdo wrote:


Sadly I agree.  Predictable (as is all blues, since the I-IV-V pattern is inviolable) and not salvageable even by the otherwise god-like Beck.


Blues is about feeling -- and they have it!!!!
 Rob57 wrote:
Because it's tedious,self indulgent garbage?

Sadly I agree.  Predictable (as is all blues, since the I-IV-V pattern is inviolable) and not salvageable even by the otherwise god-like Beck.
 MassivRuss wrote:
Why is this not 10’s across the board? WHY?
 

Because it's tedious,self indulgent garbage?
I enjoyed this greatly.I would like to hear just covers and versions of "Going Down" played loud.
 MassivRuss wrote:
Why did I stop at 9? What’s missing to make this a 10? Aaaww fuck, nothing!
 

Why is this not 10’s across the board? WHY?
Jimmy Page has said,
"When Jeff (Beck) is 'on', there is no one better."
I prefere JJ's version - the antithesis of this one.
 RascalRhyme wrote:
Which way is he going ?

 
 It's his mood  (she's gone) not his direction

Why did I stop at 9? What’s missing to make this a 10? Aaaww fuck, nothing!
Up or Down?? {#Cheesygrin}
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Bobby Tench on vocals for this.  I never heard of him before or after this one tune. 
 

Bill, you've livened up my afternoon!  Thanks for playing this Jeff Beck Group classic.  I wore this album out!
hEAVILY AMPLIfIED gravity
Bobby Tench on vocals for this.  I never heard of him before or after this one tune. 
Best part?  The hitch in the middle.  

           Thudding bass, hammering piano, and ripping guitar . . . .  

           Silence . . . .  

           MORE thudding bass, hammering piano, and ripping guitar!
Songs like Long John Baldry on vocals. Piano?  
Not to be confused with Beff Juckley.
 OceanBlue wrote:
Godly levels of talent aren't always so nice to listen to....

He maybe one of the greatest blues guitarists in history, but this just rips my ears.

 
Going Down.  Ground floor.  1.  PSD.
{#Devil_pimp} DOUBLE ZESTY !
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I'm a little unclear; which direction is he going?

 
He's going in the direction of 1 ...
You're going down? OK go deeper!
 OceanBlue wrote:
Godly levels of talent aren't always so nice to listen to....

He maybe one of the greatest blues guitarists in history, but this just rips my ears.

 
Uh... it's meant to rip your ears. It's a f*in white-hot guitar solo is all. One of the deepest pockets I've been blessed to have heard in all jazz-rock history. Saint Jeff and Saint Max (Middleton). Tightness credited to Steve Cropper, Producer-o'-the-Gods, whom Booker T.  taught well... Sorry man, I wax poetic about one of me and the Bearette's favorite songs of all time, one that is sung EVERY time we go down our elevator and the little soft voice says "Goin' Down." Yeah, baby.
I'm a little unclear; which direction is he going?
Don Nix (writer of the song) with Alabama State Troupers did the best version, Ms Jeanie Greene was in that group too

.
 


 I far prefer Leon's rendition.  
Wonderful guitarist. Generic rock song.
Godly levels of talent aren't always so nice to listen to....

He maybe one of the greatest blues guitarists in history, but this just rips my ears.
I love this song, but I'd rather hear Freddie King playing it (his version is so great and intense that it is almost unbearable).
Thats Jett Becks Blues Rock i guess!! {#Crown}
Beck's phrasing is phenomenal on this track.
Gov't Mule also does a great version of this on The Deepest End.
A1 SPECTACULAR  : )
Wow that just kicks my ass
Totally phenomenal - what an amazing jam
Oh and no polydent or bridge, yet!  {#Lol} 
If any rock guitarist is actually guilty of selling their soul to the devil it's going to be Jeff Beck. His talent is not natural.
Sometimes this classic piece of Old-School Hard Rock hits the boogie-spot just right! I forgive the vocals because I've felt these blues.
 Dosequis wrote:
Yep. I've seen Hendrix twice
Clapton a hundred times.
Page with Zeppelin. 

Jeff Beck puts them all in his back pocket with room to spare.
You have to see him live. F'n unreal !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  Totally agree - I saw him with Clapton in 2010. Comparing boys with men.


Which way is he going ?

 
A tomcat in heat could have put down better vocals.
Talent in spades, but a PSD for me.  Sorry
I learned the words to that one night as a college freshman, despite being so hammered I couldn't walk.  Still brings back the contact high.
Bridge players nightmare ......{#Doh}
 oldsaxon wrote:

It was recorded in 1972....Tech was a bit more analogue in those days.

 
It was all analog back then! The only thing "digital" were the fingers used on the piano and guitar. {#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}
so fawkin out-standin

: ) 
My system just dropped the left channel (crappy cable) so all I listened to was the right channel which made it much easier to hear a lot more of Jeff's playing.  Dayum he is great...  Check it out some time.
As great as Jeff Beck is (And he is. I hope to see him when he comes to my town this summer), this has nothing to offer compared to Freddie King's original. A reminder of how much the British Invasion owed to American blues and R&B. 
One of the first songs (album) I ever heard in true quad on a Sansui brought home from Nam by a buddy.

Holy effen A ! 
Love Jeff Beck, hate this
Yep. I've seen Hendrix twice
Clapton a hundred times.
Page with Zeppelin. 

Jeff Beck puts them all in his back pocket with room to spare.
You have to see him live. F'n unreal !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Fun song to jam from back when " going down " didn't really mean the first thing that comes to mind these days.
Jeff Beck !!!!
                    Greatest guitar player ever !!!!! 
 ncollingridge wrote:

My score (2) is for the whole of this track and I am afraid that it does nothing (positive) for me. it is repetitive well beyond a reasonable degree, has no melody to speak of and has rubbish vocals. It may have some redeeming features but I haven't detected them. To me it is just an uninspired album filler. Sorry!
 

yo mama don't dance an yo daddy don't rock & roll...................
{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Guitarist}{#Group-hug}{#Bananasplit}{#Music}............and so on
 BrightonGuy wrote:
If this is rock 'n' roll, then I'm missing something. 
  yes, you are


If this is rock 'n' roll, then I'm missing something. 
 d48m02h1918 wrote:
6.5?  What the hell is wrong with all of you?

Forget the voice on this track......DIG....THE.....AMAZING........GUITAR.........!! {#Cheers} 

 
My score (2) is for the whole of this track and I am afraid that it does nothing (positive) for me. it is repetitive well beyond a reasonable degree, has no melody to speak of and has rubbish vocals. It may have some redeeming features but I haven't detected them. To me it is just an uninspired album filler. Sorry!
Another fun version of this song: Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Derek Trucks and Dusty Hill live at the Rock Hall Of Fame induction of Freddie King 2012 playing Going Down.

https://youtu.be/ZztYiIqx8XI
 d48m02h1918 wrote:
6.5?  What the hell is wrong with all of you?

Forget the voice on this track......DIG....THE.....AMAZING........GUITAR.........!! {#Cheers} 

 
{#Cheers}
6.5?  What the hell is wrong with all of you?

Forget the voice on this track......DIG....THE.....AMAZING........GUITAR.........!! {#Cheers} 
Average 6.5? Cmon RPers!!! Pump it UP! {#Beat}{#Bananasplit}
I love this!
First album I ever bought 

just noticed that I'm repeating myself...must be my age
 countryrds wrote:
If you play bridge, you might just appreciate this song. 
 



..if you own stock in Polident, you may think this song is neat-o..

(..heh!..i actually slot it around 6/7, but thought the comment had funnish possibilities..)
One of the GREAT bands of all times. Nicky Hopkins can play keyboards as good or better than anyone.
If you play bridge, you might just appreciate this song. 
I understand it's JB and all, but really can't find any inspiration from or in this song.  Just flat and I agree the vocals certainly don't help AT ALL!
 clickfaster wrote:
I believe the vocalist was Bobby Tench - not Alex Ligertwood
 

I thought it was Chris Rock {#Biggrin}
You sure that isn't Chris Rock on vocals?
So, "going down," then?
I like Jeff Beck, but not this one.  I believe the vocalist was Bobby Tench - not Alex Ligertwood.

Bobby Tench
Bobby Tench
This would be so good without the chalkboard vocals.  That really is one of the most irritating voices that I can think of right now.
Dullsville - sorry, really don't get it. Very repetitive. Just doesn't go anywhere.

Let me see if I have this right-he is going somewhere-can't quite put my finger on it.
good memories of the local pubs house band doing this as an encore.   "Snatch It Back"  good times before I got involved with "THAT" woman.
Nice!
 wolverine wrote:

This is good, but it doesn't hold a candle to the great Freddie King version {#Bananajam}

 
The Freddie King version is great, but this effort has its own feel, more of a band dynamic to it. Freddie was awesome live, Beck still is. 

This is good, but it doesn't hold a candle to the great Freddie King version {#Bananajam}


This was the first album I bought as a young man. It will forever hold a place of special joy for me.
 Jelani wrote:
Love this!
my only criticism is that the "bottom" could be a bit more "crisp" . 
Sounds a bit muddy to me. 
 
It was recorded in 1972....Tech was a bit more analogue in those days.
How in the world can that song be meh, kinda bla?
One of Beck's best Lp's of which he has had many.
The great thing about Jeff is that one LP doesn't sound like the next.
Thank you Jeff & thank you Bill & Co. for playing the best of the best, always.


meh, kind of blah......
One of my top Ipod tracks.
oh god!{#Drunk}
Just got my record player hooked back up and dug this LP out. Great tunes, guitar palying and piano.

On my top ten list

Cookin'!
Love this!
my only criticism is that the "bottom" could be a bit more "crisp" . 
Sounds a bit muddy to me. 
Outstanding. Just an organic buzz every time.
Turn it down. Turn it down, down, down, down, down.
 djaychicago wrote:
11... classic and outstanding in every way!
 
TEACH ME...

Enjoy Beck's newer recordings, this one doesn't work for me.{#Stupid}
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Motor} Better guitar than vocals but a good song nonetheless.

I do not care that BECKS is a good guitar-player!
His music NEVER touched me anyway!

PS
Is Jeff the father of BECK jr.?
Awesome guitar.

The vocals would be the perfect accompaniment to getting your finger trapped in the door, or getting a serious burn.

Sadly they don't add anything musically.
 kestrel wrote:
Great without the vocals{#Shhh}
 

Alex Ligerwood
 
Alex Ligerwood
A terrific line up this was.

I like the song, but the beginning made me think I'd pulled my headphones a little way out of my computer and was operating in mono mode....

 lmic wrote:
Cripes, this is GREAT! A 6.6, people, really?? Technical proficiency and soul, unlike some guitarists I could name.

 

you said it!