Pump It Up
Elvis Costello
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Supervision Recommended
Information
Released 1978
Genre Rock
Language English
Source Rock Band 2
Available September 14, 2008
Playable in
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Difficulty
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Basic Pro
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Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
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Details
Male singer
Vocal Tambourine
3-part Harmonies



"Pump It Up" is a song by Elvis Costello who wrote this on the fire escape at a Newcastle hotel during Stiff Records 1977 tour. At the time he was upset that his road-mates were taking the sex and drugs and rock n roll philosophy rather too literally.

The guitar riff was sampled in Rogue Traders' 2005 UK #3 single "Voodoo Child."

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