Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Squeeze - Up the Junction

MIDWEEK CRISIS your are up the duff, come to WEDNESDAY  CLUB we've got Squeeze, and it is my assumption you  really are up the Junction

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SQUEEZE - Up the Junction(1978)

Every now and again you here a song and it makes you just 'weak in the ears' 'Up the Junction' is one of theses songs for me! Every time I hear it I get all gooey and sentimental. Even Old Pa has got feelings you know!

I just love this song, it has got everything for me, great story line, great backing, To me this is 'street poetry'. I can identify with our hero, the times. The whole thing evokes great memories of the classic British films of the 60's which were black and white, stark and just told the story of the hard times experienced in the early 60's. Try watching 'Saturday Night, Sunday Morning', 'Poor Cow', 'A kind of Loving' and of course 'Up the Junction' to name but a few.  If you ever get a chance to see these brilliant films please do so. You won't be disappointed. They are a beautiful time capsule of a time that either you remember or your Dad and Mum lived.

Back to Squeeze. I have been a fan since I saw the Picture Cover (above) for 'Up the Junction' back in 1978 while browsing in Woolworth's. It has one of my favourite song endings, I just wish that it would go on for ever and I have been a Squeeze fan ever since.

Talking about endings have You a favourite? Here are a couple that got me 'Tunnel of love' by Dire Straits, 'Ceremony/In a Lonely Place' by New Order, 'The White Room' by Cream Especially the Live Version . 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' by Bob Dylan and of course my favourite ending of all time 'You set the Scene' by Love (Click to hear).

Check out a 'Best of Squeeze'. You can't go wrong there.

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6 June 2012 at 08:50

I agree with every word of this post, sir. Brilliant song and all the films you mention are firm favourites. Perfection.

6 June 2012 at 14:51

I really liked Squeeze and this song in particular, although my favourite was always Labelled With Love. Good choice O P

6 June 2012 at 22:24

Great song old pa. Classic British songwriting!

6 June 2012 at 23:06

Wonderful stuff - for a few years there, Difford & Tillbrook didn't put a foot wrong.

Best song ending? I saw Dylan at Madison Square Garden two months after 9/11 & he brought Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues back into the set for the show. When he got to the final couplet of the song, the emotional response from the audience was unlike anything I've felt at a concert before or since.

6 June 2012 at 23:19

The Swede - Yes they had a couple of golden years...oh! that ending in MSG sounds somthing else. I have not seen Bob for a few years now....he is playing in Barcelona in June but i am bit skint after doing works on house...there is always next year! we hope!