Friday, July 29, 2011
Mickey Jupp - It's one of those names that for me, is lost in a muddy musical mind-map of the Southend scene (Feelgoods, Hot Rods, Kursaal Flyers), Stiff Records, pub rock/post punk/new wave and Joy Sarney. However thanks to the lend of an under the counter DVD 'Southend Rocks' from John the Barber. Light has finally been let in upon the Jupp mystery and I've mentally settled, placed and positioned him as a local Nick Lowe meets early Elton
You can grab a five minute extract of Southend Rocks below. Should you track down the full 30 minute transmission - grab it, play it and copy it for a friend. It is the prequel to Oil City Confidential with Lee Brilleaux reminiscing on Canvey's shanties and the Southend R 'n' B scene (in fact these talking heads are the source of the same interviews seen in Oil City) Throw in Wilko Johnson and Norman Watt Roy riffing away- and it's a certified keeper. Keep 'em peeled another local ledge Peter Eden (clocking in previously here and here ), who pops up at the 2 minute mark inside his record shop that was
One tune immediately reeling me in from the opening notes was a Mickey Jupp number - Lorraine pt 2, taken from Legend, the red boot album...
Legend - Lorraine part 2
It's something that seems ripe and ready for a refit from current local songstrels The Seasiders, who featured on the last Radio Podrophenia with an exclusive rework (with added Beach Boys harmonies) of a track from their Souvenirs album pitched this way by Piley...
(You Only) Love Me When You're Drunk - The Seasiders