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Re: Killing Floor

Posted by ESC on November 04, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Killing Floor posted by Warthog on November 03, 2005

: : : : Killing Floor Torpedo Run

: : : Killing floor is literally a place where animals are killed. Used figuratively in "Killing Floor" as sung by Howlin' Wolf:

: : : "... should'a went on, when my friend come from Mexico at me
: : : I was foolin' with ya baby, I let ya put me on the killin' floor
: : : Lord knows, I should'a been gone
: : : Lord knows, I should'a been gone
: : : And I wouldn't've been here, down on the killin' floor..."

: : Previous discussion at http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/26/messages/780.html

: Mojo magazine - current issue - has a 'songs that inspired Hendrix' CD with it - includes "Killing Floor".

: WH

Of course, Howlin' Wolf says, "Killing flo'."

I just read the new bio: Room Full of Mirrors : A Biography of Jimi Hendrix. What a talent. What a sad childhood. I would love to get the CD you mentioned. It might be worth a trip to the big city.