The Top Uses of The Guess Who’s “American Woman” in Movies or TV

TVOvermind | 4/20/2018 | Tom
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The origin of American Woman by The Guess Who is kind of funny actually. They were on their way to a gig and had to stop for one reason or another. I believe it was to gas up their car as I heard it. But they were directed by a border patrolman to register for the draft before they made their way into America, and rather than do this they turned around once they were gassed up and decided not to make the gig. They had to perform to get paid however so they ended up renting an old curling rink to perform in. During the performance their lead guitarist broke a string and had to fix it. While tuning his guitar he came up with the opening riff for this song and told the singer to just make something up on the fly. Being Canadian, and knowing that Canadian women weren’t seen to mature as fast as American woman, the lyrics to this song came to mind and became an instant hit. American women were considered a little more dangerous since they matured quicker and thus would be looking for a husband and all that came with him that much sooner.

It’s not a slap to America’s pride to be honest, just a fun song that came out of seemingly nowhere.

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