“The Knight Ain’t Long Enough” – Genya Ravan

Genya Ravan is one of those performers who has always been highly regarded, had multiple chances at the brass ring, but never quite got the success she so richly deserved. She’s also a kick-ass producer, having been the production brains behind The Dead Boys’ 1977 classic “Young, Loud, and Snotty.”

“The Knight Ain’t Long Enough” is from her “Urban Desire” album from 1978. Ravan is a fantastic, gutsy vocalist and this cougar anthem is so ferocious and so heavy, it would make Warren Beatty and Mick Jagger go home crying to their mothers. Key lyrics: “I’ve got a bottle of wine … a couple of lines … C’mon sweet thing, don’t make me lo-oo-oo-se my mind!!!!” Yowsah!

And yes, Ravan, is banging a cowbell in this clip. However, your snark should proceed with EXTREME caution. Ravan means business here and unless you’re ready to drop trou and get busy, she’ll eat you alive, hipster boy. Along with Garbage’s “Bad Boyfriend,” this is my favorite “bad girl” song of all time.

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