1979 - Fruits of the night 7 Inch Single

"Fruits Of The Night'" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Rough".
It was recorded in the height of the disco era, so it has influences from that.
The song is about somebody that goes downtown to have fun and to have sex. Someone who is easily picked up by another to have fun with or to have sex with.
Tina performed it on an Italian show in 1979.

 

 

The B-side is "Viva La Money".
Is is a cover version. It was first released by Allen Toussaint on his album "Motion".
It is a funky, bit cynical song about the influence of money in your life, that can be good as well as bad.
Tina performed it on Musikladen in 1979.

 

 

Track Listing
"Fruits Of The Night"
Fruits of the night

Album: Rough - 1978

Dangles of dust
Itching for the lust
Goes around
Downtown
Shadows collapse
Streets come alive
Shake some phone for reliquit zone

You better take care
Someone I love
Some wanna sail
I give you hail
Then I'll be waiting
Showing no game
Beast of prey
Should I play

Fruits of the night
Got a heart that is strong
Reckons though
I got my fruits of the night
Oh, that's get so tough
Rough and tough

Came in princess
One of the best
All dressed up to get undressed
With a packoning smile
Hair running wild
Hey, don't you know
You got it, oh yeah, yeah, yeah

You better beware
You wanna that
And she wanna sail
I give you hail
You better check in
Showing no game
A man's fame Is based on yeah

Fruits of the night
Got a heart that is strong
Reckons though
I got my fruits of the night
Oh, that's get so tough
Rough and tough

Ooh, what you need
That special key
You're so weird up on your knees
Rollin for this
Dying for that
But that's just a normal cigarette

Fruits of the night
Got a heart that is strong
Reckons though
Fruits of the night Just a photo
So rough and tough
Fruits of the night
I got my fruits of the night, yeah
Fruits of the night
Got my fruits of the night, yeah

Do, do, do, yeah

Fruits of the night
I got my fruits of the night, yeah
Fruits of the night
Got my fruits of the night, yeah

Do, do do do do, do do do, do
Do, do do do do, do do do, do
Do, do do do do, do do do, do
Do, do do do do do do do do, wow
Yeah
Do, do do do do, do do do, do
Do, do do do do, do do do, do

Fruits of the night
Got my fruits of the night
[repeat until fade]"

- 4.05 min.
"Viva La Money"
Viva la money

Album: Rough (originally from Allen Toussaint)- 1978

Nothing makes ‘em holler
Like the almighty dollar
Johnny has it ready
Again

If the rich treat him nice
They get the good price
Overcharge the poor
Some more
I’m talking about viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money

It could buy cheap thrills
You can pay a few bills
You can get you self killed
Fast
Now it can fool your heart
And they can make you smart
Tear friends apart
Too bad
Too bad
Viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
I’m talking about viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money

It can make you feel good
But it can make you bad
It can make you happy
But it can make you sad
It can make you do right
But it can make you wrong
But it still be around
When you’re dead and gone
I’m talking about viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
I’m talking about viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Taking about

- 3.14 min.


Released: 1979
Genre: Disco/ Funk
Length: 4.05 min.
Label: Derby
Writers: "Fruits Of The Night" - E. & V. Zanki and P. Bellotte
"Viva La Money" - A. Toussaint
Producer: Bob Monaco

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 

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