Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – The House Is Rockin’
“The House is Rockin'” is the opening track of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s fourth and final studio album In Step, recorded with his backing band Double Trouble.
Double Trouble is Stevie Ray Vaughan’s backing band, as Crazy Horse is to Neil Young. The band consists of Tommy Shannon on bass, Chris Layton on drums, and Reese Wynans on keyboards. Before recording this album, Vaughan recorded another with his brother Jimmie.
If this van’s a-rockin’, don’t bother knockin’.
The title is a used a popular decal of the 1970s, which stated, ‘If this van’s a-rockin’, don’t bother knockin’. Vans were all the rage in the very early ’70s. Part of their appeal was that they could be utilized as an unexpected place for a “quickie”. Numerous drivers tricked out their vans with outrageous carpeting and a bed as if it were a bachelor pad on wheels. Thus, the bumper sticker implies that if the automobile is parked as well as returning as well as forth on its suspension, there’s clearly some enchanting activity going on in there and you should not disturb them.
Amongst lots of social recommendations, comic George Carlin on the stand-up cd What Am I Doing in New Jersey? as soon as expressed his disdain of vans, with the words: “You wish to transport lumber lease a vehicle. You intend to obtain laid, go to the motel like an evangelist would, for God’s purposes!”.
Vaughan wrote this tune and a couple of others on the album with fellow Texas songwriter Doyle Bramhall. Vaughan was in a band with Bramhall called The Nightcrawlers when they were beginning, and both started collaborating on tracks when Stevie Ray began his solo career.
One of the most popular soundtrack usages of “The House Is Rockin'” is in the 1996 film Multiplicity. It plays while Michael Keaton works on sprucing up their home in the initial step to obtaining his life back together. It was additionally used in an episode of the TV series Supernatural.
The cd title In Step is a referral to Vaughan’s healing from chemical abuse problems and also the successful completion of rehabilitation. Yet obviously, it’s additionally handy to refer to dancing steps – fitting provided this very danceable tune.