Talk:The Devil Went Down To Newport

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Thanks to mitcharf at Everthing2.com for composer info. --M. Fudd 22:47, 12 Dec 2005 (EST)

Hehe. I guess tmbw is Wikipedia now. Look at the description. [1] --Valerie 09:50, 9 Jun 2006 (MDT)

Looks like the youtube link is dead. Lucretius

Thankfully on a solo album, never has the devil sounded so unrock and roll in his life. If the Giants are the shitty beatles, this song is the equivalent of Lennon's luck of the Irish and McCartney's Mary had a little album. Terribly weak never has the lyrics "totally rocking" been anything but. Amazingly released as a single! (Mr Tuck)

The title is a take-off on The Devil Went Down to Georgia. The lyrics depict a surfing match between The Devil and The Lord. With rock 'n' roll in the background, they surf to comete for souls. God is finally able to trick The Devil by challenging him to hang ten: he is unable to do it, because his cloven feet only have four toes. --Pandastan 18:43, 16 Jan 2006 (EST)

Flans's guitar[edit | edit source]

Anybody know what happened to that guitar used in the video? I haven't seen it in anything recent and it looks really cool. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 01:44, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Jimmy Fallon?[edit | edit source]

Is that Jimmy Fallon waving at the camera? It looks like him, but mind you, the quality to this vid on google is kinda crappy. --dunklekuh81

Erm. Maybe Fallon looked different in the mid-90s, but I don't think it's him there. ~ magbatz

The Newport In Question[edit | edit source]

Was there ever any confirmation that this song actually IS about Newport Beach in California? That seems like baseless speculation to me, without any sort of citation to back it up. Newport, RI has a reasonable amount of surfing spots and also seems like it'd fit in more with the New England-centric nature of the group that originally wrote the song.

I was just reading today's post in the blog you co-write, and came here to see this. :] Well - seeing as how I can find no information whatsoever about the original song (I even looked at that Geocities Mente site via archive.org), I'd say the trivia point should either be removed entirely (for speculation), or just changed to only mention Rhode Island. We used to mention both the RI Newport and CA, until Magbatz came and changed it for seemingly no reason. Either way, it's a wiki, fix it! :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 07:37, 22 February 2012 (EST)
I actually just posted a query on Facebook asking if anybody knew anything about The Clamdiggers, not expecting a response, but a friend of mine who owns a record store provided a little more information since the members of the band were apparently later in some other band called Upper Crust. There's a little more information on them here. "They pretended to be a 1960s surf band, singing Beach Boys type songs about the crappy New England beaches, but it quickly descended into a celebration of heavy metal and satanism." Yeah, it's increasingly sounding like California has nothing to do with this song. (Also yaaaay, people read our blog!) - J-Gatz
I will concur that said record store owner is an extremely reliable source for facts about obscure music, and I have reason to believe he's personally met the members of The Upper Crust/Clamdiggers when they played a music festival he worked at in Cleveland. Newport, RI seems far more likely (woo thanks for reading!) - adamspektor 22 February 2012