Too Hot To Handle (demo)
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
Date Written: Started in 1984 / finished January 1985
Albums: Reckless - 30th Anniversary Edition (November 2014)
Audio:
 
Bryan Adams: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocal, backing vocal
Jim Vallance: bass, Linn Drum, backing vocal
 
Produced by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. Recorded (in 1984 and 1985) by Jim Vallance at Distorto Studios, West Vancouver, Canada.  Mixed (in 2014) by Adam Greenholtz at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada.
Comments:
Linn Drum Machine >
This is a rough "demo", recorded in my home studio in 1984 and '85 ... never intended for release.

I don't exactly remember, but I think we wrote this song for Tina Turner? Either way, it's obvious we were channelling "ZZ Top" on the demo.

This is also one of the few times we used a Linn Drum machine. Usually I'd go out in the studio and play the drum kit.
Lyrics: She don’t care about diamond rings
She don’t need no fancy things
The girl don’t want a flashy car
Don’t wanna be no movie star

Ya - when she’s all alone
You can call her on the telephone
Well hey - don’t start something you can’t stop
Cuz she’s too hot, baby - too hot to handle

She ain’t lookin’ for a thousand thrills
Don’t want a house in Beverly Hills
What she wants your money can’t buy
She’s just wants to be satisfied

Ya when the chips are down
Think twice before you come around
Well hey - you can’t give her something you ain’t got
Cuz she’s too hot, baby - too hot to handle

And now it's getting late
And you've been thinkin’ that you've got it made
Well hey - don’t start something you can’t stop
Cuz she’s too hot, baby - too hot to handle

Too hot to handle
She's too hot to handle ...