"No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
" is a song
by the Canadian rock band
, The Guess Who
. It was released on their 1970 album
, American Woman
, and was released on the B-Side
of the "American Woman
without the "New Mother Nature" section. The single was officially released as "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" and peaked at #1 on the RPM magazine
charts (3 weeks) and on the Billboard charts. In Cash Box
, which at the time ranked sides independently, "No Sugar Tonight" reached #39.
According to Randy Bachman
, the inspiration for the song arose after an incident when he was visiting California
. He was walking down the street with a stack of records under his arm, when he saw three "tough-looking biker guys" approaching. He felt threatened and was looking for a way to cross the street onto the other sidewalk when a car pulled up to the men. A woman got out of the car, shouting at one of them, asking where he'd been all day, that he had left her alone with the kids. The man suddenly was alone and his buddies slinked away. Chastened he got in the car as the woman told him before pulling away: "And one more thing, you're getting no sugar tonight". The words stuck in Bachman's memory.
Bachman then wrote a short song in the key of F# called "No Sugar Tonight". When he presented the song to Burton Cummings
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