Song of the Day: January 23, 2005
One of my favorite UK punk tracks, this was actually one of two singles (both comped on the excellent Teenage Treats series of rare UK punk and power pop) by a band of older professional musicians. Among them was songwriter Jim Avery, whom freakbeat fanatics might know from the Attack; he was also in the far more successful Thunderclap Newman. That they were possibly trying to prolong floundering careers seems beside the point; the top-notch musicianship exhibited here merely enhances the intensity of this call to arms. Note to Who fans: Produced by Kit Lambert, and co-written with Chris Stamp.