The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 53

This picture is what turned up when I image searched ‘rockabilly caravan’. Pretty cool, huh?

We’re off to a caravan (not a rockabilly caravan more’s the pity) for a week, largely paid for by vouchers from a major supermarket chain, so I’m shutting up shop for a week. Be good while I’m away. Tidy up after yourselves and turn the lights off when you leave a room.

To send us off on our way a rockabilly corker- Rochee and The Sarnos formed in London in the early 80s, inspired by punk and 50s rock ‘n’ roll. This is Rumble In The Jungle, and you’ll love it. Very English sounding rockabilly.

Rumble In The Jungle

Can You Hear Them Talking ‘Bout Us Telling Lies?

One of the best records I’ve heard recently, courtesy of one of Mr Weatherall’s many radio shows, is Fuxa’s cover version of Our Lips Are Sealed, utterly blissed out and very beautiful. It’s out soon on limited edition 7″ vinyl with a lp to follow in May. Watch it on Youtube here, but be prepared to have to re-play it several times. Gorgeous.

Our Lips Are Sealed is surely in any respectable list of tip-top pop songs of all time/the 1980s. As everyone knows it was co-written by Terry Hall and Jane Wiedlin (of Fun Boy Three and The Go Go’s respectively), and released by both bands in different versions. The Go Go’s was released first (I think, correct me if I’m wrong) and is down below. You could fill a tape with all the great versions and covers of this song.

Our Lips Are Sealed