American Woman is the seventh album by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who, released in March 1970. It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. It stayed on the charts for more than a year and was their most successful release. Also in 2000, Lenny Kravitz covered American Woman for which he won Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 42nd Grammy Awards. All songs written and composed by Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, except "American Woman" and "Humpty's Blues" (by the whole band) and "969" (by Randy Bachman). Recorded: August 12, 1969 – November 16, 1969 at RCA Mid-America Recording Center, Studio B, Chicago, Illinois A name variation of RCA Studios, Chicago.
American Woman is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band The Guess Who, and the last to feature lead guitarist Randy Bachman until a reformation effort in 1983. The album peaked at on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. It stayed on the charts for over a year and was their most successful release with over 20 million copies sold.
American woman, stay away from me American woman, mama, let me be Don't come a-hangin' around my door I don't wanna see your face no more I got more important things to do Than spend my time growin' old with you Now woman, I said stay away American woman, listen what I say American woman, get away from me American. American Woman by The Guess Who. Try Apple Music free. Added to your library.
Fortunately for The Guess Who, American radio stations either didn't hear this as a protest song or didn't care. With a monster riff and the word "American" in the title, it was embraced and quickly added to playlists. It was a huge hit at the time, but The Guess Who didn't perform "American Woman" that day because they were asked not to "as a matter of taste. That request came from the press liaison for first lady Pat Nixon, who may have been turned off by what she perceived as anti-American sentiment or political overtones in the song. The Guess Who were given a lifetime achievement award I say 'M. .Radio stations often skipped past it to get to the riff. Randy Bachman left the group the month after this hit in America because the band's lifestyle did not jibe with his religious beliefs.
The Guess Who's most successful LP, reaching number nine in America (and charting for more than a year), has held up well and was as close to a defining album-length statement as the original group ever made. It's easy to forget that until "American Woman," the Guess Who's hits had been confined to softer, ballad-style numbers - that song (which originated as a spontaneous on-stage jam) highlighted by Randy Bachman's highly articulated fuzz-tone guitar, a relentless beat, and Burton Cummings moving into Robert Plant territory on the lead vocal, transformed their.
For the album, see American Woman (album). For the novel, see American Woman (novel). For other uses, see American Woman (disambiguation). Cover of the 1970 German single. American Woman" is a song released by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who in January 1970, from their sixth studio album of the same name. It was later released in March 1970 as a single backed with "No Sugar Tonight", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard magazine placed the single at number three on the Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970 list