Zoot Suit Riot

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

About Zoot Suit Riot

"Zoot Suit Riot" is a song by the American ska-swing band the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, written by vocalist and frontman Steve Perry for the band's 1997 compilation album of the same name on Mojo Records. First issued as a single in October 1997, "Zoot Suit Riot" slowly gained radio momentum with the commercial growth of the late-1990s swing revival before ultimately hitting its peak in the summer of 1998, reaching #41 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #15 on the Modern Rock chart, while a surrealist music video became one of MTV's most played of the year, earning the Daddies a nomination for "Best New Artist in a Video" at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. As of 2018, "Zoot Suit Riot" remains the only single of the Daddies' career to place on the Billboard charts. 


Year:
1997
183 Views

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Who's that whisperin' in the trees?
It's two sailors and they're on leave
Pipes and chains and swingin' hands
Who's your daddy? Yes I am

Fat cat came to play
Now you can't run fast enough
You'd best stay away
When the pushers come to shove

Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Pull a comb through your coal black hair

Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Pull a comb through your coal black hair
Blow daddy!

A whipped up jitterbuggin' brown eyed man
A stray cat frontin' up an eight-piece band
Cut me Sammy and you'll understand
In my veins hot music ran

You got me in a sway
And I want to swing you down
Now you sailors know
Where your women come for love

Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Pull a comb through your coal black hair

You're in a Zoot suit riot
You're in a Zoot suit riot
You're in a Zoot suit riot

Oh you got me in a sway
And I want to swing you down
Now you sailors know
Where your women come for love

Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Pull a comb through your coal black hair

Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot suit riot
(Riot)

Pull a comb through your coal black hair

You're in a Zoot suit riot
You're in a Zoot suit riot
You're in a Zoot suit riot

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Cherry Poppin' Daddies

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an American band established in Eugene, Oregon, in 1989. Formed by singer Steve Perry and bassist Dan Schmid, the band has experienced many membership changes over the years, with only Perry, Schmid and trumpeter Dana Heitman currently remaining from the original line-up. more »

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Written by: STEVE PERRY

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