The Paul McCartney Project

Rock Show

Album This song officially appears on the Venus and Mars Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1975

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Lyrics

Whats that man holding in his hand?
He looks a lot like a guy I knew way back when
It’s silly willy with the Philly band
Could be….. Oo-ee…..
Tell me, what’s that man movin’ cross the stage?
It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page
It’s like a relic from a different age
Could be….. Oo-ee…..

If there’s a ROCK SHOW
at the Concertgebouw
They’ve got long hair
at the Madison Square
You’ve got Rock and Roll
at the Hollywood Bowl
we’ll be there….
Oh yeah…

The lights go down
They’re back in town O.K.
Behind the stacks
you glimpse an axe
The tension mounts
you score an ounce, ole!
Temperatures rise as
you see the whites of their eyes…

If there’s a ROCK SHOW
at the Concertgebouw
You’ve got long hair
at the Madison Square
They’ve got Rock and Roll
at the Hollywood Bowl
we’ll be there….
Oh yeah…

In my green metal suit
I’m preparing to shoot up the city
And the ring at the end of my nose
makes me look rather pretty
It’s a pity there’s nobody here
to witness the end. . . . .
Save for my dear old friend and confidante
Mademoiselle Kitty

Whats that man movin’ to and fro?
That decibel meter doesn’t seem to be reading low.
But they was louder at the Rainbow
Could be – Oo-ee. . . . .

If there’s a ROCK SHOW
at the Concertgebouw
They’ve got long hair
at the Madison Square
You’ve got rock and roll
at the Hollywood Bowl
We’ll be there. . .
Oh yeah. . . . .

If there’s a ROCK SHOW…….. [Repeat]

Who’s that there? Oh, it’s you babe.
Come on now, we’re going down to the rock show.
Remember last week when I promised I was gonna buy a good seat at the rock show
Well I bought it
Come on now get your dress on, place your wig on straight.
We can’t be late, come on, we’ve got a date,
We’re goin’ down to the rock show.

Officially appears on


Venus and Mars

Official album • Released in 1975

5:33 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Hand bells, Mellotron, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Hand bells, Moog, Organ
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Hand bells
Jimmy McCulloch:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Drums, Electric guitar, Hand bells, Moog
Joe English:
Backing vocals, Drums, Hand bells, Percussion
Allen Toussaint:
Electric guitar, Piano
Alan O'Duffy:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes:
Assistant mixing engineer
Kenneth Williams:
Congas
Ken Lexton:
Assistant recording engineer

Wings Over America

Official live • Released in 1976

4:25 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Percussion, Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Tambourine, Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


Venus And Mars (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

5:33 • Studio versionA


Wings Over America - Archive Collection

Official live • Released in 2013

4:25 • LiveL1.2013 • 2013 remaster

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Percussion, Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Tambourine, Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer
Guy Massey:
Remastering
Steve Rooke:
Remastering
Simon Gibson:
Remastering

Concert From the concert in Cincinnati, USA on May 27, 1976


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

5:33 • Studio version


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

Studio version • Old version


2014 exclusive downloads

Download • Released in 2014

6:31 • Studio version • New Version


Pure McCartney (Deluxe)

Official album • Released in 2016

0:00 • Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 8

Unofficial album

6:59 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 8

Unofficial album

5:33 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 8

Unofficial album

5:40 • Studio version


Venus And Mars Outtakes Are Alright Tonight

Unofficial album

5:45 • Outtake


Venus And Mars Outtakes Are Alright Tonight

Unofficial album

6:03 • Outtake


Live performances

“Rock Show” has been played in 91 concerts and 5 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Rock Show” has been played



Antwerp • Sportpaleis

Mar 28, 2012 • Part of On The Run Tour






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