The Stroke" is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Billy Squier. It was released in 1981 as the debut single from his Triple Platinum album Don't Say No. This was Squier's first single to chart, reaching No. 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was a bigger hit on rock radio, reaching No. 3 on the Top Tracks chart. It also reached the UK Singles Chart, rising to No. 52. It was named the 59th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.
Don't Say No (Billy Squier album). Don't Say No is the second album by Billy Squier, released on April 13, 1981. It stands as Squier's biggest career album, including the hits "In the Dark", "Lonely Is the Night", "My Kinda Lover" and "The Stroke". The album hit the Top Five on the Billboard album chart and remained on the chart for over two years (111 weeks).
Album: Don't Say No (1981). Charted: 52 17. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. Squier admits a Queen influence in this song, and Queen's guitarist Brian May was at one point slated to produce the album. When May backed out because of scheduling conflicts, Reinhold Mack, who produced Queen's album The Game, stepped in. In a 1982 interview with Sounds magazine, he said: "I've listened to Queen ever since their first album, I've known them for ten years, and I think they're very innovative and done a lot of things that I like – in the same way that Led Zeppelin has. I don't think I'm making surrogate Queen music
You put your right hand out - give a firm hand-shake Talk to me about the one big break Spread the ear pollution both far and wide Keep your contributions by your side and stroke me, stroke me. Could be a winner boy, you move quite well You got your number down Say you're a winner but man you're just a sinner now. You put your left foot out - keep it all in place Work your way right into my case First you try to bed me - you make my backbone slide But when you find you bled me - skip on by Keep on - stroke me, stroke me -. Give me the business all night long You're so together . .
Artist: Billy Squier ( William Haislip "Billy" Squier). Album: 1981 album Don't Say No. Translations: Croatian. By your side and. Stroke me, stroke me. Could be a winner boy you move mighty well. (Stroke). You got your number down. Say you're a winner but man. You're just a sinner now.
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Billy Squier's first public performances were at a Boston nightclub in Kenmore Square called the Psychedelic Supermarket in 1968, which was where he saw Eric Clapton and the band Cream. Squier's first original effort was with the band Magic Terry & The Universe in 1969. In the early 1970s, he formed Kicks, which included future New York Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan. He then joined The Sidewinders. Squier left the group to form the band Piper in 1976, which released two albums, Piper and Can't Wait. However, he left soon after. Squier and Mack went on to produce Don't Say No. The album became a smash, with the lead single, "The Stroke," becoming a hit all around the world, hitting the Top 20 in the US and reaching top 5 in Australia. In The Dark" and "My Kinda Lover" were successful follow-up singles. Squier became popular on the new MTV cable channel as well as on Album Rock radio.
8 February ·. A fond farewell to my old mate, Frank Levi. Frank was a mad genius of the electronics variety, who specialized in tinkering with guitar amps. We spent many a late night in the SIR/NY workshop, after I wrapped rehearsals with my band, Piper rything. Thanks, pal, you will be missed. But your sounds will live forever.