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Why I Love "Mustang Sally"

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by ZonGuy, Apr 26, 2009.


  1. ZonGuy

    ZonGuy

    Sep 2, 2007
    Playing a dive bar recently, we played this as a request and the whole dance floor filled up with chicks doing totally dirty dancing with each other (let your imagination fill in the blanks). I wish I had a camera.

    What power does this song have over women?
     
  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    The only reason people hate that song is they either played it too many times or heard it too many times. I suffer from neither of those problems so I still like Mustang Sally.
     
  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    We had a lady drop $40 in our tip bucket to play Mustang Sally this past Friday night. Never fails to fill the dance floor up.
     
  4. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    The way the rhythm guitar slides the chord at the end is a fine example of simple genius.
     
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I like to think it is the heavy bass line ;)

    I also like playing this song. The bass line is simple but powerful, I like that.
     
  6. Larz48

    Larz48

    Aug 18, 2007
    P.A.
    The song simply rocks. And the bass line brings em out.
     
  7. I like the lyrics:

    Square Knot Sally...
    Girl you better tie that poontang down.
    Square Knot Sally...
    Girl you better tie that poontang down.
    You've been running all over town, whoo...
    Got to keep your big fat feet on the ground.


    All you ever do is ride my ass Sally,
    Ride, Sally, ride...
    All you ever do is ride my ass Sally,
    Ride, Sally, ride...
    Square Knot Sally...

    :) :) :)
     
  8. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    Women really enjoy singing the hook "Ride, Sally, Ride!"

    (Pay no attention to RockNRollAl, aside from his equipment choices.)
     
  9. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    WI
     
  10. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    I can't explain the power that song has... but I can definitely agree I have experienced similar results!
     
  11. wilsonn

    wilsonn

    Sep 26, 2005
    New York
    My band refuses to play that. They're missing out.
     
  12. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    No pics, no chicks.....:D
     
  13. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Maybe the it's the lyrics that get the girls going:

    Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.
    Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.
    You been running all over the town now.
    Oh! I guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground.

    All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
    All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
    All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.

    One of these early mornings, oh, you gonna be wiping your weeping eyes.
    I bought you a brand new mustang 'bout nineteen sixty five
    Now you come around signifying a woman, you don't wanna let me ride.
    Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down.
    You been running all over the town now.
    Oh! I guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground.

    All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
    All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
    All you want to do is ride around Sally, ride, Sally, ride.
     
  14. All I can say is, McDonalds sells lots of hamburgers....doesn't mean it's good food, it just sells....
     
  15. And when you replace Sally with the name of that dancing girl........oh the excitement. :p
     
  16. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    While I am *dead tired* of playing that sound - - and I do mean DEAD tired... It does get folks on the dance floor. *sigh*. Well, one does what one must...
     
  17. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    The difference is that Mustang Sally is a great song. I can understand musicians being bored of playing it.... that doesn't make it a bad song.... it just means they are tired of it.

    McDonalds was meant to be cheap and fast. And it is cheap and fast. Being good food inever was part of the requirements.
     
  18. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    +1
     
  19. Flabass

    Flabass

    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Ride (Sally, Mary, Judy......) ride.

    Love playing it and as others have stated, fills the dance floor and that usually makes the owner happy.
     
  20. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    I may have to learn it someday, sounds like fun. I still love playing Louie Louie and Gloria. I am darned tired of Land of a Thousand dances.
     

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