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did you ever? / doo be doo


composers
Kerr, Burchill


publisher
Copyright Control


background
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 Pleasantly Disturbed.

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.


lyrics
The lyrics have never been published.


discography
Demo Version (2:36)
Producer: Lex McEwan and Simple Minds

The Early Years 1977-1978 CD




demo discography
Demo Version (2:36)
Producer: Lex McEwan and Simple Minds

Simple Minds: 6 tracks




live history
Simple Minds: 1978