Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ø PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS, Indian Reservation|Kicks|Hungry|Let Me|Just Like Me|

Paul Revere and the Raiders is an American rock band led by organist Paul Revere (born Paul Revere Dick on Jan 07 1938) The band was initially located in Boise, Idaho called The Downbeats and in 1960 changed to Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Whoa remember this Raiders' song very well as in many cowboys & indians movies, the Cherokees were often "raided" by the cavalry forces and that strike up a connection..
They took the whole Cherokee nation
Put us on this reservation
Took away our ways of life
The tomahawk and the bow and knife
Took away our native tongue
And taught their English to our young
And all the beads we made by hand
Are nowadays made in Japan

Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe
So proud to live, so proud to die

They took the whole Indian nation
Locked us on this reservation
Though I wear a shirt and tie
I'm still part redman deep inside

Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe
So proud to live, so proud to die

But maybe someday when they learn
Cherokee nation will return, will return, will return, will return, will return

They are best-known for U.S. hits like "Indian Reservation" (1971), "Steppin' Out" and "Just Like Me" (1965), "Kicks" (ranked number 400 on Rolling Stonemagazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time) and "Hungry" (1966). and "Let Me" (1969).

Their second major national hit, "Just Like Me" (1965 - #11) was one of the first rock records to feature a distinctive, double-tracked guitar solo (by guitarist Drake Levin).


reanaclaire said...

i heard of the song only but dint know who the singers were until now... :p

CheaHS@n said...

reanaclaire ~ still not to late, you are not alone.

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Pete said...

Ah,,this group I don't know leh!