Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Boots - You'll Never Do It Baby

For the third straight day, we're playing You'll Never Do It Baby, the song composed by two members of the little known UK beat band, The Cops N' Robbers. Today we travel to West Berlin, Germany to hear the most raw, frantic version ever committed to vinyl. The band is The Boots and they released their version in 1965 on Telefunken Records. What a cool label name that is! The Boots seem to have heard both the original version that has a wailing harmonica, and The Pretty Things' version that changes the chorus to a IV-I-IV-V structure. For the record, The Boots were Bob Bresser on bass, Uri Grun on keyboards, Heintz Hoff on drums, Werner Krabble singing and Jurge Schultz-Eckel on guitar.

Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


  1. Awesome. Since we are so concerned about chronology here, it should be noted that Get The Picture was released in December 1965. The Boots version may have been released prior to this. I bet the Boots saw plenty of Pretty Things in Germany though - they were big there.

    1. Good to know. So it must have been Das Boots who changed the arrangement. But there is a Pretty Things --> Cops N' Robbers connection that I expect to explore later. So I can't believe the Pretty Things learned it from The Boots.