TYGERS OF PAN TANG Love Potion No. 9 (1982 UK MCA limited edition 2-track 7″ PICTURE DISC single also including The Stormlands MCAP769).
Tracklisting / Additional Info:
1. Love Potion No. 9
2. The Stormlands
Tygers Of Pan Tang – Love Potion No.9
Label: MCA Records
Catalog#: MCAP 769
Format: Vinyl, 7″
A Love Potion No.9
Producer – Peter Collins
Written-By – Lieber/Stoller*
B The Stormlands
Producer – Dennis Mackay
Written-By – Tygers Of Pan Tang
On the labels:
Track A: Carlin Music Corp.
? 1982 MCA Records, Inc.
Track B: Dinsong Music/Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
? 1981 MCA Records, Inc.
Jon Deverill (V)
Fred Purser (G)
Rob Weir (G)
Brian Dick (D)
Rocky Laws (B)
Love Potion No.9
“Love Potion No. 9” is a song written in 1959 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was originally performed by The Clovers.
The song describes a man seeking help finding love, so he talks to a gypsy, who determines through palm reading that he needs “love potion number 9”. The potion causes him to fall in love with everything he sees, kissing whatever is in front of him, eventually kissing the policeman on the corner, who breaks his bottle.
In an alternate version of the ending of the Clovers song, they recorded the alternate lyrics:
“I had so much fun, that I’m going back again,
I wonder what happens with Love Potion Number Ten?”
That version was used on the soundtrack to “American Graffiti”.
Some radio stations banned the song, due to the lyrics involving “Kissing a cop”.