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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

She's Gone Electric

Annie Get Your Gun” by Squeeze (released as a single, but) from the album Singles 45’s and Under
Fourth week of October, 1982.

Annie Get Your GunThis is Squeeze’s second hit single named after a Broadway show, the other being, obviously, Goodbye Girl. Though I think Slap and Tickle!, would’ve made for a fine musical. And Black Coffee in Bed, maybe a mean LaBute play. Anyway—Squeeze is one of those good, fun bands that everyone likes and no one loves. Is Squeeze anyone’s favorite band? No. But you own their Singles CD. Everyone does. It comes with your CD player, like Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits I and II. I always really liked the squiggly, blurry lush staring into his whiskey glass on the album cover. I remember thinking, When I grow up, I’m going to have a nice little breakdown one day, just like that guy. And here I am.