'Long Cool Woman'The Hollies’ 1972 hit “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” is one of my all time favorite songs. And here’s why: Until the Internet age, when all information is available to all people, I could never completely decipher the lyrics. All I could ever figure out for sure was something about bars, FBI agents, DA’s, and, of course, a long cool woman.
Not knowing the lyrics made it all the more fascinating and mysterious to me. I’ve always pictured the events of the song taking place in a noir-type setting. “Long Cool Woman” preceded MTV by about 10 years so fortunately no video ever came along to ruin that image.
Even now, when a click of a mouse gives me not only lyrics, but a plot description, the song still takes on an almost Coenesque beauty when I hear it.
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress.mp3
Labels: classic rock