The Devil Went Down To Newport
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|song name||The Devil Went Down to Newport (Totally Rocking)|
|releases||Unsupervised, The Devil Went Down To Newport (EP), TMBG Clock Radio|
|first played||June 26, 1996 (13 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- Flansburgh says, "This two chord wonder was originally recorded in demo form by the legendary, now-defunct New England combo the Clamdiggers. Members of that band were in the group Mente, who performed a locally notorious song called 'Bobby Orr' ('greatest hockey player in the world- bahhhh-none!'). Mike was channeling Eddie Van Halen during this take. That's my best/worst John Entwistle impersonation on the fuzz bass at the end."
- Owing to the New England-based nature of the original songwriters, the Newport in the song is most likely Newport, Rhode Island, where the curls are not particularly heinous.
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