Run Devil Run
Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass guitar
David Gilmour: guitar, vocals
Mick Green: guitar
Geraint Watkins: piano
Dave Mattacks: drums
Written by Aaron Schroeder and David Hill, Presley’s recording was released as double a-side single with ‘One Night’, which topped the UK chart.
It was not my favourite Elvis song, but I kept hearing ‘Holy smoke landsakes alive, I never though this would happen to me.’ That intro kept grabbing me. I though I’ll do it a bit more raucous than Elvis.
Run Devil Run liner notes
After Elvis got out of the army ‘I Got Stung’ was one of the ones he did then. And I remember us not being too keen on it. But recently I just sort of remembered the opening: ‘Holy smoke, land sakes alive! I never thought this could happen to me…’ I just loved that intro. So I thought, got to do it, you know. Just ’cause of that intro.
So I take it down, got the words. I couldn’t get most of them off the record. I finally actually got a lyric sheet on that one. So I did it. And we just did more of a shouty version than Elvis’s version.
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