Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)

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"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)"
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Single by Rob Zombie
from the album The Sinister Urge
Format CD single,
Recorded2001 at Chop Shop Hollywood, CA
Genre Alternative metal, shock rock
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Rob Zombie
Scott Humphrey
Producer(s) Rob Zombie
Scott Humphrey
Rob Zombie singles chronology
"Demon Speeding"
"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)"
"Brick House 2003"

"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)" is a promotional single taken from Rob Zombie's second album The Sinister Urge . The song can also be found on Zombie's Past, Present & Future and The Best of Rob Zombie. It was nominated the Grammy for Best Metal Performance for the 2003 Grammy Awards Ceremony, but lost to Korn's "Here to Stay". [1] [2]

Rob Zombie American singer and film director

Rob Zombie is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the band. He is the older brother of Spider One, lead vocalist for American rock band Powerman 5000.

<i>The Sinister Urge</i> (album) 2001 studio album by Rob Zombie

The Sinister Urge is the second solo studio album from former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie. The album is the follow up to his highly successful debut album Hellbilly Deluxe, released in 1998. The album was released by Geffen Records on November 13, 2001, more than three years after the release of his first album. The album's title is named after the 1961 crime drama film The Sinister Urge, directed and written by Ed Wood. Much like his previous effort, The Sinister Urge features elements of horror film and suspense in both its lyrical content and its music. Zombie also features a change of sound in several songs on the album when compared to Hellbilly, with songs such as "Never Gonna Stop " featuring a more dance-influenced beat.

<i>Past, Present & Future</i> (Rob Zombie album) 2003 compilation album by Rob Zombie

Past, Present & Future is a 2003 retrospective collection of the music of Rob Zombie. It includes selections of his work with White Zombie and his solo career, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. It won a Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Compilation Album of the Year.


The song is based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange . The phrase "red red krovvy" is used by Alex DeLarge in the book and means "red red blood" ("krovvy", correctly "krov'", means "blood" in Russian). The lyrics include the phrases "See heaven, flash, a horrorshow..." and "...take me to the home..." which are also both references to the book. The audio sample "Use my body to keep you alive" is from the 1971 horror film The Curious Dr. Humpp .

Anthony Burgess 20th-century English writer and composer

John Anthony Burgess Wilson,, who published under the name Anthony Burgess, was an English writer and composer.

<i>A Clockwork Orange</i> (novel) 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian satirical black comedy novel by English writer Anthony Burgess, published in 1962. It is set in a near-future society that has a youth subculture of extreme violence. The teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. The book is partially written in a Russian-influenced argot called "Nadsat", which takes its name from the Russian suffix that is equivalent to '-teen' in English. According to Burgess, it was a jeu d'esprit written in just three weeks.

Russian language East Slavic language

Russian is an East Slavic language, which is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991. Although nearly three decades have passed since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia.

The song was included on the soundtrack to the movies Rollerball (2002) and Walking Tall (2004), as well as the Atari game Test Drive: Eve of Destruction . It was also used as former wrestler Edge's entrance music from 2001 to 2004. A remix of the song, The Black Cat Crossing Mix, was included on WWF Forceable Entry . Rob Zombie used clips of anime show Kekko Kamen during the song on the 2010 Mayhem Festival tour.

<i>Rollerball</i> (2002 film) 2002 film by John McTiernan

Rollerball is a 2002 remake of the 1975 science-fiction film of the same name. It stars Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn, and Naveen Andrews. It was directed by John McTiernan and has a much greater focus on action, with more muted social and political overtones than the original. Unlike the previous film, it takes place in the present rather than in a future dystopian society.

<i>Walking Tall</i> (2004 film) 2004 film by Kevin Bray

Walking Tall is a 2004 American action film directed by Kevin Bray. A remake of the 1973 film of the same name, it stars The Rock and Johnny Knoxville. It can be said to be loosely based on the real-life story of Sheriff Buford Pusser and utilized many elements from his life. A number of aspects were changed, including the main character's name, the character returning to his hometown as a war veteran, and the setting was moved from McNairy County, Tennessee to Kitsap County, Washington, United States.

Atari brand name owned by Atari Interactive

Atari is a brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA. The original Atari, Inc., founded in Sunnyvale, California in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company's products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the electronic entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid-1980s.

Music video

In the music video for "Never Gonna Stop," Zombie and others are dressed as Alex DeLarge and his droogs from the film of A Clockwork Orange . [3] In reference to two of the film's scenes, they appear in the Korova Milk Bar, and go on a wild ride in a stolen "Durango 95". The actor Tom Towles, who played Lieutenant George Wydell in Rob Zombie's film House of 1000 Corpses , appears in the video.

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

<i>A Clockwork Orange</i> (film) 1971 dystopian crime film directed by Stanley Kubrick

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry, juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian near-future Britain.

Korova Milk Bar fictional bar in the novel and film A Clockwork Orange

The Korova Milk Bar appears in the novel and film A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. It is a twisted version of a milk bar which serves milk laced with drugs. The protagonist and narrator Alex lists some of the fictitious ingredients one can request: vellocet, synthemesc, drencrom (adrenochrome). For the ingredient drencrom, he uses the phrase "with knives in it," as it "would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence". By serving milk instead of alcohol, the bar is able to serve minors. In the film, the bar has furniture in the shape of naked women, there is also a nude female statue that serves milk from its breasts.

Three versions exist for the video: One that has scenes from Rollerball inter-cut with the ones of Zombie; one with scenes of Edge wrestling, replacing the Rollerball scenes; and the original version which has neither.

Edge (wrestler) Canadian actor and professional wrestler

Adam Joseph Copeland is a Canadian actor and retired professional wrestler, best known for his time with WWE under the ring name Edge. He is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012.


Rob Nicholson (musician) American musician

Rob "Blasko" Nicholson is a heavy metal bassist. His influences include the metal bands Iron Maiden, Motörhead and Corrosion of Conformity. He performed on Rob Zombie's solo albums, and is currently part of Ozzy Osbourne's band. He is also noted for his contribution as bassist to metal band Cryptic Slaughter within underground metal circles.

Mike Riggs is a heavy-metal guitarist born April 23, 1971 in Ozark, Arkansas. Highlights in career include his guitar work for Rob Zombie's solo albums and currently his skills as a guitarist, vocalist, and producer for Scum of the Earth.

John Joseph Tempesta is the drummer of the Cult. He also played with several bands including: Exodus, Testament and White Zombie. He worked with former White Zombie singer Rob Zombie as a solo artist and served as drum technician for Charlie Benante, drummer for the heavy metal band Anthrax earlier in his career. He is referenced in the band's rendition of "Friggin' in the Riggin'", with lyrics about the band's crew members.

Chart performance

Charts (2002)Peak
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks11 [4]
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks23 [5]

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