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Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)

"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)" is a promotional single taken from Rob Zombie's second album The Sinister Urge. The song can also be found on Zombie's Past, Present & Future and The Best of Rob Zombie. It was nominated the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for the 2003 Grammy Awards Ceremony, but lost to Korn's "Here to Stay".[1][2]

"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)"
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy).jpg
Single by Rob Zombie
from the album The Sinister Urge
Released2001
FormatCD single,
Vinyl
Recorded2001 at Chop Shop Hollywood, CA
GenreAlternative metal, shock rock
Length3:09
LabelGeffen
Songwriter(s)Rob Zombie
Scott Humphrey
Producer(s)Rob Zombie
Scott Humphrey
Rob Zombie singles chronology
"Demon Speeding"
(2001)
"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)"
(2001)
"Brick House 2003"
(2003)

The song is based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange. The phrase "red red kroovy" is used by Alex DeLarge in the book and means "red red blood" ("kroovy", correctly "krov'", means "blood" in Russian). The lyrics include the phrases "See heaven, flash, a horrorshow..." and "...take me to the home..." which are also both references to the book. The audio sample "Use my body to keep you alive" is from the 1971 horror film The Curious Dr. Humpp.

The song was included on the soundtrack to the movies Rollerball (2002) and Walking Tall (2004), as well as the Atari game Test Drive: Eve of Destruction. It was also used as former wrestler Edge's entrance music from 2001 to 2004. A remix of the song, The Black Cat Crossing Mix, was included on WWF Forceable Entry. Rob Zombie used clips of anime show Kekko Kamen during the song on the 2010 Mayhem Festival tour.

Music videoEdit

In the music video for "Never Gonna Stop," Zombie and others are dressed as Alex DeLarge and his droogs from the film of A Clockwork Orange.[3] In reference to two of the film's scenes, they appear in the Korova Milk Bar, and go on a wild ride in a stolen "Durango 95". The actor Tom Towles, who played Lieutenant George Wydell in Rob Zombie's film House of 1000 Corpses, appears in the video.

Two versions exist for the video. One that has scenes from Rollerball inter-cut with the ones of Zombie, and the original version which has neither.

PersonnelEdit

  • Tom Baker - Mastering
  • Scott Humphrey - Producer, Programming, Mixing
  • Blasko - Bass
  • Riggs - Guitar
  • Tempesta - Drums
  • Rob Zombie - Vocals, Lyricist, Producer, Art Direction

Chart performanceEdit

Charts (2002) Peak
position
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 11[4]
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 23[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Winners Best Metal Performance". Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Divita, Joe (February 8, 2017). "Metal Grammys Year by Year: Who Really Should Have Won". Loudwire. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Mancini, Rob (December 26, 2001). "Rob Zombie Storms Hollywood, Revisits 'Clockwork Orange'". MTV. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rob Zombie Chart History". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rob Zombie Chart History". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved June 24, 2018.