Favorite "Light" Songs #5 - "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)"

@teamfreak16 (41526)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
February 3, 2017 10:34am CST
After a two day hiatus, we now return to our regularly scheduled programming, already in progress. #5 in my Favorite "Light" Songs series is "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights") by Pat Travers, making his first appearance on one of my music countdowns. Guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist Pat Travers, from Toronto, Canada, began making music professionally in 1976, and although his popularity has waned from his heyday in the late 1970's and early 1980's, is still going strong. An extraordinary guitarist, Travers was inspired to learn the instrument at the age of 12 after seeing Jimi Hendrix. (Fun Fact: Travers is a Black Belt in Isshin Ryu Karate.) From the Platinum 1979 live album Go For What You Know (a Top 40 record,) "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights) is a Smokin cover of the Little Walter song, written by Stan Lewis. While the tune did not perform particularly well (it charted at #56 in the United States,) it remains a fan favorite and a staple of Travers' live performances. If you are of a certain age, you might remember it as boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini's entry music. Performed by the Pat Travers Band's classic lineup of bassist Mars Cowlings, guitarist Pat Thrall, and drummer Tommy Aldridge, the hard rocking "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)" is one of my favorite songs from the 1970's. It certainly deserved better than #56. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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• Preston, England
4 Feb 17
great song for audience participation
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Feb 17
Very enthusiastic crowd!
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• Preston, England
4 Feb 17
@teamfreak16 he psyches them up well
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@Ronrybs (7513)
• London, England
4 Feb 17
Thought I knew this one, but I didn't recognise it at all
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Feb 17
Ah, yes, but did you like it?
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@TRBRocks420 (82970)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 17
An oldie but a goodie there.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Feb 17
It sure is. Still sounds good after all these decades.
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@JudyEv (134903)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Feb 17
Just on the 'black belt' theme, Gordie Tentrees who played at a house concert, had been a Golden Gloves champion in Canada.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Feb 17
That's really cool. A lot of those guys go on to box in the Olympics before turning pro.
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
3 Feb 17
Fun, fun!! Good to see you!
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Feb 17
Yes, thank you. I was really busy the last couple days.
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@crossbones27 (21403)
• Redlands, California
3 Feb 17
That is always a favorite fun song. Great fan involvment type of song.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Feb 17
I know. Very enthusiastic audience.
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@FourWalls (15291)
• United States
3 Feb 17
What a good song and where the heck have you been!!!!
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Feb 17
Oh, I was extremely busy the last couple days.
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@amadeo (73525)
• United States
3 Feb 17
I am goIng to put your light out(kidding(
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Feb 17
Another funny one. You're on a roll!
@JohnRoberts (63303)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Feb 17
Pat Travers has been around seemingly forever on the club circuit. He makes the top 10 list of greatest rock guitarists.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Feb 17
I'd say so. He's a phenomenal guitarist.
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