The singer has messed around around with a bad woman and has wound up killing someone.
Killing floor howlin wolf meaning.
Produced by willie dixon phil chess leonard chess.
The lemon song is obviously about not being able to leave a destructive woman perhaps due to the great sex she provides.
The name howlin wolf originated from burnett s maternal grandfather who would admonish him for killing his grandmother s chicks from reckless squeezing by warning him that wolves in the area would come and get him.
Killing floor lyrics the howling wolf killing floor.
The original killing floor was about a guy moaning that he didn t take off with another woman who came up to see him from mexico and now he is stuck in a relationship he can t get out of.
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The led zeppelin song that i chose to focus on is the lemon song and compare it to howlin wolf s killing floor.
Killing floor howlin wolf.
The song was placed on the 1969 album led zeppelin ii.
It s possible that wolf picked up this use of killing floor to mean depression from the skip james song which is a haunting ode to the killing stress of severe poverty.
Howlin wolf recorded killing floor in 1964 which chess records released as a single.
I should a quit you a long time ago.
I have heard the howlin wolf version of killing floor here s what i think.
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Called one of the defining classics of chicago electric blues killing floor has been recorded by a variety of artists and has been acknowledged by the blues foundation hall of fame.
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He regrets having not followed his first mind or even listening to the advice of his best friend.
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The family would continue this by calling the young man the wolf.
The killing floor is a place where animals are butchered.
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Hear me tell you people just before i go these hard times will kill you just dry long so.
The killing floor is where animals are slaughtered at a meat packing facility.
According to blues guitarist and longtime wolf associate hubert sumlin the song uses the killing floor the area of a slaughterhouse where animals are killed as a metaphor or allegory for male female relationships.
Down on the killing floor that means a woman has you down she went out of her way to try to kill you.
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