BRAD BROOKS: LEE MARVIN’S UZI

Brad Brooks, a Bay-area rocker who’s most recent album has an interesting Lee Marvin reference, was stumbled upon by yours truly while Googling for any Marvin mention in the media. It’s a kickass song and I can tell you honestly, I’ve never heard of the guy!

His website describes him thusly: “Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer. His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, the orchestral sophistication of Queen, along w/the Stones/Bowie gritty edges of rock/soul.”

Okay, fair enough, but truth be told I hear more than a little reference to such blue-collar rockers as John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen. Such promo hype aside, I listened to the song recently and my girlfriend and I both agree. The man can rock! Now I don’t know if Lee Marvin ever used an Uzi in life (he did in (Delta Force) but the imagery works for me. As to the “Prime Time Rapist,” might that be a veiled Trump reference? Hmm….
– Dwayne Epstein

Lee Marvin & the boys of Delta Force with their collective Uzis.


As to Marvin’s true weapon of choice? Read Lee Marvin Point Blank. Anyway check out the song here with the lyrics below. 

Cover of the Brad Brooks Album GOD SAVE THE CITY which includes the single, LEE MARVIN’S UZI.




LEE MARVIN’S UZI

IT WAS MORNING
HOTTER THAN HELL
KNOCKED ON THE DOOR
HEARD A VOICE THAT I KNEW SO WELL
SAW IT OUT THE CORNER MY EYE LIKE IT WAS GOLD
LEE MARVIN’S UZI HAD A STORY UNTOLD
A BIG BLUE MARLIN HANGING ON THE WALL
LEE MARVIN’S UZI WASN’T SMALL

AS I MET THE MAN IT BECAME SO SURREAL
IT WAS SITTIN RIGHT THERE BETWEEN US TO STEAL
HE SAID “I’D HATE TO USE IT, BUT ITS THERE”
LEE MARVIN’S UZI DIDN’T CARE
LIKE LIBERTY VALANCE OR KID SHELLEEN
LEE MARVIN’S UZI IT COULD STING

JUST IN CASE BECAME JUST THE PAST
DON’T PAINT YOUR WAGON
BETTER MAKE IT FAST
THE PRIME TIME RAPIST WAS IN THE AIR
LEE MARVIN’S UZI IT WAS WAITING THERE
LIKE LIBERTY VALANCE OR KID SHELLEEN
LEE MARVIN’S UZI IT WAS MEAN
IT WAS MEAN
IT WAS MEAN
IT WAS MEAN

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