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Memphis Thing

from Closer To The Flame by Rob Jungklas

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Memphis Thing

The boys in the garage bands
The boys playing in the bars
They’re buying up the old Farfisas
They’re strapping on guitars
They’re turning back the pages
They’re looking up the facts
Praying at the altar of rhythm and blues
Bowing down in the church of Stax

It’s a Memphis Thing
It’s a Memphis Groove Thing
It’s a Memphis Thing
It’s a Memphis Groove Thing

Turn on the TV in this town
Seems like yesterday
On the screen was a ten piece band
In shades and gold lame’
DJ introduced them
Spotlight hit the floor
The lead singer stepped out
In a rhinestone cape
And a ten inch pompadour

Drummer lays down the backbeat
Bass man makes sure that you can feel it in your feet
Guitar player makes it shake and sweat
And the singer sings it to you like a man possessed

I cannot explain it
Cannot tell you how
Honey, it’s something you’ll never know
If you don’t know by now
London give you accent
L.A. give you gold
New York give you attitude
But Memphis gives you soul


from Closer To The Flame, released December 31, 1986


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Rob Jungklas Memphis, Tennessee

It seems that Jung Klas a man of extremes who have emotions and soul torments rush through blood and nerves as music. Sometimes he sounds like a lost soul or like a wounded animal that wants to shake his skin. Away from him

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