You Get What You Deserve

This is one of those singles that pretty much got away but remains alive due to the efforts of middle aged bloggers like me. Johnny Boy were a London/Liverpool two piece working with loops and guitars. They released this single in 2004, single of the month in Jockey Slut (the final print issue which is where I heard about it) and it got to number 50 in the charts. It rides in on Phil Spector’s drums and tambourines, adds a sheet of guitars, an anti-consumerist message and ends up chucking in a chantalong finale and a wall of noise. It rushes by and then stops dead. It should have been massive. The follow up album was decent but didn’t have anything to compare to this. Yeah yeah.

You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve

One Response

  1. and even older bloggers like me go along to indie club nights and dad-dance to it without a care in the world.

    Superb song.

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