Saturday, April 30, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 356: Up The Junction

Up The Junction - Squeeze (1979)

Jools Holland wasn't always just the best musical variety show host in the world. He used to be in Squeeze with Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford.

And they were awesome.

"Up The Junction" is a sad tale of working class love and loss, set in one of the happiest power pop melodies you could ever hope to hear. It never registered in the states, but made it all the way to number two in the UK.

I'll never understand the strange separation between English and US hits. Thank God for the BBC being online! Their charts are much more interesting.

The British also pick better songs to cover! Here's Lily Allen and Travis!

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