A Story About ‘Tick Tock’ From ‘Family Style’

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan

Family Style was the first joint project by Stevie Ray Vaughan and big brother Jimmie Vaughan. Material was still being written in the studio.

Recalls drummer Larry Aberman, “Jimmie took out his acoustic guitar and said, ‘I’ve got this song I’ve been working on but it’s not quite done. I’d like to know what you guys think.’ He starts playing the hook: “Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, people/ Time’s slipping away” and goes, ‘What do you think?’ We were all like, ‘It’s a f**king smash!'”

Photo by Mark Proct, one of 170 images featured in Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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