did you ever? / doo be doo
A rocking glam-rock stomper, Did You Ever? never lets up, and is a classic example of the pub-thrash roots of early
Simple Minds. Even the pauses in the song are dominated by McGee's relentless fills,
sustaining the energy levels until the song eventually collapses in a twitching heap.
The song was also known as Doo Be Doo, a nod to the rushed lyric over the intro.
It was great for 1978 back-room gigs, but was an uneasy inclusion on
the band's second demo tape, rubbing shoulders with the synth charged
Chelsea Girl, and (current) magnus opus
As it wasn't representative of the bandís future direction, it was dropped from the set-list after 1978 and wasn't considered
for their debut album.
The lyrics have never been published.