Monday, December 1, 2008

Leftovers (Johns): Jilted John

"Here we go - two three four..." Every once in a while, one needs a healthy dose of Jilted John. His classic, self-titled single from ´78 is the ballad of John and Julie (and Gordon the moron of course). Produced by Martin Hannett of Joy Division fame btw, although that´s not really obvious here. Originally released on the tiny Rabid records, it took the great John Peel´s endorsement to get it picked up by a major label, after which it climbed to number 4 in the British charts. 

"I was so upset that I cried all the way to the chip shop... when I came out there was Gordon, standing at the bus stop..."
Pure genius, mate.

"Oh she's a slag and he's a creep,
she's a tart, he's very cheap,
she is a slut, he thinks he's tough,
she is a bitch, he is a puff,
yeah yeah, it's not fair
yeah yeah, it's not fair..."

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