Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Johnny Rubbish - Living In NW3 4JR (Anarchy In The UK)

Johnny Rubbish (real name John Gatward) a Stranglers fan who got to know Hugh Cornwall and later became his manager, released his one and only single, a parody of the Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the UK". Apart form the lyrics which replace UK with NW3 4JR (a posh post code from London, Hampstead) its a pretty faithful copy of the Pistols original.

The lyrics are on the back cover, so as usual I have included a high resolution copy for you to sing along. The b-side is a "News At 10" parody (and not a very funny one, although one part made me smile, see if it does for you and leave a comment) which lasts over 5 minutes and that's nearly 5 minutes too long, but I know you completeists would settle for nothing less.

A couple of etchings, with the classic "A Porky Prime Cut" and "That's News To Me" on the b-side.

All in all a bit of harmless fun, and nothing more. A bit more info on this here you will have to scroll down the page to find the right bit.

Band: Johnny Rubbish
Label: United Artists
Year: 1978
1. Living In NW3 4JR (Anarchy In The UK)
2. The Other Side

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl


Mike Ether said...

hiya Gary, what's up buddy?..well, after spending three months travelling, I'm back!
great post as always....love that Rubbish crap!!!

Longy said...

I've still got this one too Gary. The B side would go down well in today's PC world wouldn't it! Always liked the A side and always wanted a swimming pool in my yard too :-)

garychching said...

Cheers Longy, I wouldn't mind a swiming pool as well.

The bit that made me laugh was when he started shouting in the interview, I don't know why. but it was just one of those momments, the actual jokes are poor and v dated as you say.

arstider said...
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arstider said...

I still also got this one.

Best wishes from Sweden

garychching said...

Hi Arstider, brings back the memories eh!

glenn said...

I've got this overwhelming urge to eat some "Cuntry-Life" Butter for some reason....
...Know what I mean-ah!

Cheers for this Gary

garychching said...

ha! ha! Glad to help Glen