Friday, August 16, 2013
Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze : My Top 10
As told to Smash Hits Magazine for their July 11-24, 1981 issue ( via Like Punk Never Happened ) At the time Glenn was promoting East Side Story released by Squeeze two months earlier.
1.Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestra Circus" Quick Joey Small ( Run Joey Run) - First ever punk record.
2. Michael Jackson: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - The definitive dance record. Wish he'd record one of ours.
3. Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mary - Understated guitar. Underrated song.
4. Robert Wyatt: Strange Fruit -Bessie Smith song in the 30's which made 7 people commit suicide when first played on the radio
5. Madness: All the Madness singles - An incredible singles group
6. Cliff Richard: Devil Woman -Classic British pop production by the old devil himself.
7. The Monkees: Last Train to Clarksville -Classic US production-line pop
8. The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever - Damn good backwards bit at the end
9. Elvis Costello: Alison - Simply one of the best songs ever , written by one of the best song-writers.
10. The Undertones : It's Going to Happen - THE Summer record of '81. And probably '82/3/4/ etc.