"1970" as written by Scott Asheton, Ronald Asheton, James Osterberg and David Alexander....
Out of my mind on Saturday night
Ninteen-seventy rollin' in sight
Radio burnin' up above
Beautiful baby, feed my love all night

Till I blow away
All night
Till I blow away
I feel alright, I feel alright

Whoo
Baby oh baby, burn my heart
Baby oh baby, burn my heart
Fall apart baby, fall apart
Baby oh baby, burn my heart all night

Till I blow away
All night
Till I blow away

I feel alright
I feel alright

Feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
Whoo

Out of my mind on Saturday night
Ninteen-seventy rollin' in sight
Radio burnin' up above
Beautiful baby, feed my love all night

Till I blow away
All night
Till I blow away
I feel alright, I feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright, I feel alright
I feel alright, feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
Well, I feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
Feel
Feel
Blow
Blow
I feel alright
I feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
Blow
Blow
I feel alright
Ooh
Feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
Feel alright
I feel alright
I feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
Feel alright
So


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"1970" as written by James Osterberg David Alexander

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song's lyrics were partly inspired by Chuck Berry's 'You Can't Catch Me'.

    You Can't Catch Me:
    Flyin' with my baby last Saturday night
    Not a gray cloud floatin' in sight
    Big full moon shinin' up above
    Cuddle up honey, be my love

    1970:
    Out of my mind on Saturday night
    1970 rollin' in sight
    Radio burnin' up above
    Beautiful baby, feed my love
    Reinton September 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, I'm genuinely surprised there aren't more comments for this song. Out of the entire Stooges catalogue, I think this track in particular marks them as gods and progenitors of proto-punk/early punk rock. I mean, "1970" ranks right up there with "Kick Out The Jams" by MC5. There really isn't anything you can say about this song except that it is pure, raw, insane, reckless, hedonistic and high-voltage rock. It just doesn't get better. The Stooges were amazing, one of my favorite bands.
    Spiffanyon June 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOf all the early Stooges songs, this one provides the most directly copied blueprint for mid to late '70s punk. It was covered outright by The Damned on their 1977 LP "Damned Damnded Damned" by retitled by them as "I Feel Alright".
    axfordraon August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the same stooges as in iggy and the stooges right?
    Its me Its DDPon December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably the best punk song ever, just love the guitar, and the sax...
    PiKueloon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can finally understand what Iggy was singin' about all this time on this "1970" and on Fun House entirely. it would be hard to explain now, unless you actually felt it deep inside and knew for sure.

    i was actually out of my mind on a Saturday night two years ago, blasting this song full volume.

    but it wasn't until tonight that i just fuckin' got it.
    pacoganjon April 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot too many bands could play with this kind of energy and still maintain a high degree of musicianship. how many other punk or hard rock bands can successfully include a free jazz sax solo? probably had a lot to do with john cale's presence, but still an undeniably fuckin great band and easily one of the best to ever play.
    scottjefferieson April 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMisheard lyrics (mondegreens) from the 3rd line of this song spawned the name of the classic Aussie punk-rock band Radio Birdman.
    They of course thought they heard Iggy sing:-
    "Radio birdman up above" !!

    If you haven't heard Radio Birdman before try listening to their classics "Aloha Steve & Danno" or "New Race" - you won't be disappointed.
    chrisb1on January 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA proto-seminal-pre-punk-post-rock-avant-retroguard-epiphany-cacophony of dionysian drug-addled nihilistic primitive rebellion and depraved implosion into chaos, addiction and demonic fury expressed in 3 to 4 power chords with overpowering rhythm implying a howling denouncement of....

    (sorry - what was I talking about?)
    NomadMonadon September 19, 2017   Link

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