Mickey Jupp
May 1, 2006 8:40 PM   Subscribe

Mickey Jupp, the Father of Pub Rock and England's answer to Chuck Berry. Why havent Americans heard of him? As alluded to in the great song "You'll Never Get me Up (in one of Those)" Mickey did not like the thought of flying. Collaborated with Rockpile , Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, (who covered his "Switchboard Susan" Lowe's Labour of Lust is commanding in excess of $100 on Amazon, and Jupp's early 70's band, Legend, who sound like Bad Company command in excess of $70 frequently on Ebay. Good stuff for real rock and roll lovers ... Personell on Juppanese: Mickey Jupp, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner, Nick Lowe, Terry Willi, Gary Brooker, Bruce Lynch , Chris Spedding, Dave Mattacks,
posted by celerystick (12 comments total)
wow. yeah.
posted by wakko at 9:21 PM on May 1, 2006

Labour of Lust CD going for $100? Rare? Well, I'll be . . . Who'da thunk it?

I found my copy of that on the 99-cent table at some chain store in the early 90s.

And what wakko said.
posted by Absit Invidia at 9:52 PM on May 1, 2006

His Procol Harum connections.
posted by tellurian at 10:35 PM on May 1, 2006

great fpp. pub rock rules ok.

found ian gomm's 'gomm with the wind' on 8 track last week. life's a pretty sweet fruit.
posted by psychoticreaction at 11:20 PM on May 1, 2006

Ummm... how about less random punctuation in the FPP? I realize that I'm reading tired, but I had to read it over multiple times to figure out where periods were intended, parenthesis weren't closed, etc.
posted by Dunwitty at 3:01 AM on May 2, 2006

More on the English Pub Rock scene, particularly its connection to punk. The 101ers (featuring Joe Strummer) have recently had a retrospective released. (I especially like "Keys To Your Heart"). Finally, I find Elvis Costello's first two albums to be an amazing hybrid of pub rock sound and punk attitude.
posted by kimota at 3:50 AM on May 2, 2006

Thanks, Kimota, I've never been able to hear much by the 101ers and I didn't know about that new release.

I found the lyrics to Switchboard Susan so absurdly bad that I put Labor of Lust away and haven't listened to it since. I'll hafta give it another listen... if I can find it...
posted by ibmcginty at 6:44 AM on May 2, 2006

LoL is only commanding high prices on CD -- lots of affordable vinyl out there.
posted by omnidrew at 7:52 AM on May 2, 2006

Here: ")" You need it.
posted by bz at 9:03 AM on May 2, 2006

You can get a nice overview on the Stiff Records Box Set. I think it's out of print, but you might be able to find it around. Also, this eMusic roundup of early Stiff stuff is great.

posted by TonyRobots at 11:17 AM on May 2, 2006

There were a bunch of guys around that time who nevvvvverrrrr quuuiiite crossed over to the burgeoning punk/new wave thing in the UK. Restless Eric and Ian Gomm were a couple of others. A lack of radio-friendly singles being the main reason for that.
posted by TiredStarling at 7:21 PM on May 2, 2006

Wreckless Eric. Too many paint fumes.
posted by TiredStarling at 7:39 PM on May 2, 2006

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