Don't Care

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"Don't Care"
the UK 7" cover
Recorded by Klark Kent
Released: 1978
Recorded: 1977-12-16, 1977-12-17
Length: 2:03
Album(s): Klark Kent
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Klark Kent
Producer(s): Klark Kent
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios
Released as single? YES

"Don't Care" is a song written by Klark Kent and recorded by Klark Kent in 1977.

About the song

Stewart Copeland wrote this song on 1977-01-28. The Police rehearsed and recorded it on 1977-02-02. Apparently Sting didn't want to sing every song Stewart wrote - that's why Klark Kent had to be invented.

Stewart recorded the backing track at Surrey Sound Studios on 1977-12-16, the vocals were done on 1977-12-17.

The 7" was first released on Stewart Copeland's own label Kryptone Records in early June 1978, then A&M picked it up fast and already re-released it on 1978-07-17. It was so successful that Klark Kent even appeared on Top Of The Pops on 1978-08-30 - with Andy Summers and Sting as a part of his backing band.

Personnel

All instruments including the typewriter were played by Klark Kent. The engineer was Nigel Grey (i.e. Nigel Gray).

Ads

This ad for the A&M re-release was printed in NME and SOUNDS (July 29, 1978): 1978 07 29 Sounds NME Dont Care ad.jpg

Release History

Albums

Don't Care appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
KlarkKent-album-klarkkent.jpg Klark Kent 1980-06-DD UK
KlarkKent-album-kollectedworks.jpg Kollected Works 1995-MM-DD USA


7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Dontcaresingle.jpg KK1 "Don't Care"/"Thrills"/"Office Girls" 1978-MM-DD UK
Dontcaresingle.jpg AMS 7376 "Don't Care"/"Thrills"/"Office Girls" 1978-07-17 UK
Stub.gif AMS 7686 "Don't Care"/"Thrills"/"Office Girls" 1978-MM-DD The Netherlands
Stub.gif AMS 6633 "Don't Care"/"Thrills"/"Office Girls" 1978-MM-DD Spain


Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

I am the hottest thing you ever will see
You know I'm something it ain't easy to be
I am the neatest thing that ever hit town
There isn't anything that could bring me down

Don't care
If you really wanna hang around
Don't care
'Cause I am the neatest thing in town
Don't care
If you really wanna stick around
I don't care
If you even wanna put me down

The girls are always trying to settle me down
They never guess I'm only fooling around
My only worry is my humility
It dampens all my heavy artillery

Don't care
If you really wanna hang around
Don't care
'Cause I am the neatest thing in town
Don't care
If you really wanna stick around
I don't care
If you even wanna put me down

Don't care no no
Don't care no no
Don't care no no
Don't care no no

You know I'm fooling with my fake ID
So you don't need to check my history
You know I'm something it ain't easy to be
There isn't anyone who I'd rather be

Don't care
If you really wanna hang around
Don't care
'Cause I am the neatest thing in town
Don't care
If you really wanna stick around
I don't care
If you even wanna put me down

Don't care no no
'Cause I am the neatest thing in town
Don't care if you really wanna stick around
I don't care if you even wanna put me down

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

There's a test pressing that Stewart picked up on 1978-04-14

1978 Klark Kent Dont Care test pressing A.jpg 1978 Klark Kent Dont Care test pressing B.jpg

The normal Kryptone Records 7" is on green vinyl. There's a rare mis-pressing on black vinyl and an even rarer test-pressing, also on black vinyl.

The normal A&M 7" is on green vinyl. There's also a rare mis-pressing on black vinyl.

See also

External links

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References

source: Stewart Copeland's diaries