Annie Get Your Gun – Squeeze

by Simon

13 going on 14, teenage moodswings, darkness and light all at once, girls turning into aliens from another planet, black flight jacket, one speaker not working record player, vintage shirts, capital radio on a sunday, star wars on video, walkman batteries running down, broken nose, 1983 was nothing like 1982, adidas, sergio tacchini, stacey, saddest vocal ever.

Another occasional favourite: Listening to it now, it’s the way Glen Tilbrook’s voice breaks on certain lines that gets me and the ‘don’t shoot that singer’ part of the chorus. I’m still not quite sure what the song is about; and that’s a huge part of it for me, the emotion is enough to get me through it.

Squeeze – Annie Get Your Gun