Sunday, January 02, 2011

Squeeze: Up the Junction

What, you will ask, is a very young Jools Holland doing playing the guitar here?

The answer appears to be that, in a protest against not being allowed to play this song live on Top of the Pops, Squeeze mimed to it with the group members playing the wrong instruments. You can find a more conventional performance elsewhere on the net, though Holland does appear to be channelling Jimmy Saville.

Up the Junction is notable for its clever lyrics. When pop songs use half-rhyme it is usually because no one can think of a proper one.

1 comment:

Mark said...

The first band I ever saw live, at my college disco in December 1974.

Horribly underrated.