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Hollywood (Africa)
COVER SONG
Performances
Released On
Freaky Styley
August 16, 1985
Studio Album
Appears On
The Abbey Road E.P.
May 1988 · Compilation
What Hits!?
September 29, 1992 · Compilation
Under the Covers
March 31, 1998 · Compilation
Songwriter
The Meters
Recorded On
April 8 - May 1985
United Sound Studios · Detroit, MI
Lyrics
Well, alright, take me back, hold my hand
All the way back to the brotherland
Take me back, I wanna go back

Oh take me back and my funky ass band
All the way back to the broherland
Take me back, let's go

I want to go as fast as I can
Slidin' on back to the brotherland
Now children

Take me on back, let's go
Take me on back
Take me on back
Take me on back, oh, east L.A.

Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood

I want to get up and go with my funky ass jams
All the way back to the broherland
Take me back, take me back, I want to go back

Lord, lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord

Hollywood
Hollywood

Hollywood
Hollywood

Lord, lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord

Take me on back
Take me on back
Take me on back
Take me on back

Take me on back
Where the woman is the woman
And the man is the man

Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood

I want to go as fast as I can
Slidin' on back to the brotherland
Now children

Lord, lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord

Lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord
Performances
Partial Performances
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MAY 07

1992
Sonic City
Saitama, Japan
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JUN 01

1990
Mesa Amphitheatre
Mesa, AZ, United States
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MAR 16

1990
Texan Hotel
Daytona Beach, FL, United States
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MAR 15

1990
The Marriott Club
Daytona Beach, FL, United States
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MAR 04

1990
Élysée Montmartre
Paris, France
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MAR 01

1990
Transbordeur
Lyon, France
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FEB 26

1990
Das Z
Vienna, Austria
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FEB 07

1990
University of Leeds
Leeds, England
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FEB 06

1990
Riverside
Newcastle, England
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JAN 26

1990
Club Citta
Kawasaki, Japan
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DEC 31

1989
San Diego Sports Arena
San Diego, CA, United States
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DEC 10

1989
Deco's
Miami Beach, FL, United States
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DEC 08

1989
Jannus Landing
St. Petersburg, FL, United States
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DEC 04

1989
Huger Street Concert Hall
Columbia, SC, United States
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NOV 29

1989
New Daisy Theatre
Memphis, TN, United States
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NOV 27

1989
Barrymore Theater
Madison, WI, United States
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NOV 22

1989
Latin Quarter
Detroit, MI, United States
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NOV 21

1989
Phantasy Theatre
Lakewood, OH, United States
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NOV 20

1989
Newport Music Hall
Columbus, OH, United States
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NOV 18

1989
The Boathouse
Norfolk, VA, United States
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NOV 13

1989
The Chance Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
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NOV 12

1989
L'Amour
New York City, NY, United States
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OCT 27

1989
The New Ritz
New York City, NY, United States
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OCT 21

1989
The Living Room
Providence, RI, United States
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OCT 20

1989
The Channel
Boston, MA, United States
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OCT 09

1989
First Avenue Club
Minneapolis, MN, United States
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OCT 01

1989
Opera House
Austin, TX, United States
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SEP 30

1989
The Ensemble Theatre
Houston, TX, United States
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SEP 28

1989
Big Surf Waterpark (KUKQ Alternative Radio Festival)
Tempe, AZ, United States
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SEP 22

1989
Hollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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SEP 17

1989
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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SEP 15

1989
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA, United States
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MAY 04

1988
Rockitz
Richmond, VA, United States
SETLIST · NOTES · MEDIA · REVIEW
APR 14

1988
Mississippi Nights
St. Louis, MO, United States
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MAR 27

1988
John Anson Ford Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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MAR 14

1988
Montezuma Hall at San Diego State University
San Diego, CA, United States
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MAR 12

1988
Crawford Hall at University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA, United States
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FEB 24

1988
The Ritz
New York City, NY, United States
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FEB 20

1988
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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FEB 17

1988
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Belgium
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MAY 02

1986
Astor Park
Seattle, WA, United States
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OCT 12

1985
The Keystone
Palo Alto, CA, United States
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AUG 17

1985
Freilichtbühne (Loreley Open Air Festival)
St. Goarshausen, Germany
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FEB 02

2013
The Soccer City Complex FNB Stadium
Johannesburg, South Africa
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AUG 28

1994
Little John's Farm (Reading Festival)
Reading, England
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