FROM THE ALBUM: the Six
of One reiussue of (U.K.) Squeeze.
A staple of early live
shows, this opus about a man seeking sexual gratification via dirty phone
calls was highlighted in concert by Chris's extended monologues recreating
said calls. We would include excerpts here, but have no desire to have
the site shut down by the keepers of the moral code.
The track, as recorded,
was "a bit too smutty for A&M- though they'll let us put it out on
Deptford Fun City (one of Copeland's small labels)." (said Chris).
Chris, who leads the heavy-breathing brigade onstage in contemplation of
spreading peanut butter over choice parts of the female anatomy, said,
"We've got a lot of versions of it, and might put out a live one since
it's evolved onstage. And we did record loads of dirty phone calls- for
the B-side; we swapped lists of friends and called each others' up. We've
got some great ones."
"Lots of hanging up
and 'I'll call the police,' but a lot of 'em thought they knew who was
calling. 'Is this Michael?' 'Robert, is that you?'" said Jools. (Trouser
Press interview, 1978)