Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Bank Robbers - Jenny

This is 'Bank Robbers' from Belfast second single. Released on 7" and 12". This posting is the 7" version released on EMI in 1983. As was usual in the late seventies and early eighties, there's a play on words with 'Bank Robers'' and this single 'Knab 1'

The a-side 'Jenny' is a good example of a real 'power pop' single. too polished to be 'Punk' or 'New Wave'. The b-side is just a filler in my opinion, but you try it and see what you think.

On the a-side is the etching "We'll Mix Again" which shows some foresight as their third single was another version (live) of 'Jenny' produced especially for their performance on the TV program 'The Tube'.

The name Jenny appears to be a popular name used on a number of songs: the classic 'Jenny' by the Lurkers, the brilliant JJJJeny by the Wasps (I'm playing this one now, if you haven't got the Wasps album go and get it now), the garage sound of 'Jenny Jenny' by the Sonics, and the Stereolab's 'Jenny Ondioline'.

Does anyone know any others? Leave a comment.

Band: Bank Robbers
Label: EMI
Year: 1983
Tracks:
1. Jenny
2. Please Come Back

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


Bank Robbers had two other singles, of which neither appear to be commercially available. If anyone knows otherwise, please leave a comment and I will add the link.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey - This is cool, but mention of The Wasps' "J-j-j-jenny" reminded me of that brilliant song, which I've pining to hear again ever since I heard Peel play it in the late 70s. Any chance we could twist your arm to post it, or even the album? -- Stefan M. / Occupied Territories

Monkey Flinging Poo said...

Jenny starts off like it's going to be a really crappy song (horns) and then jumps into a very infectious chorus. Thanks!

Monkey Flinging Poo said...

Jenny starts off like it's going to be a really crappy song (horns) and then jumps into a very infectious chorus. Thanks!

garychching said...

Hi Monkey thanks for the comment. I went over to your blog and it looks like I missed a good thing. Shame you stopped.