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"Annie Get Your Gun"
Squeeze annie get your gun cover.jpg
Single by Squeeze
from the album Singles – 45's and Under
Released8 October 1982 (UK)
Format7" vinyl
Recorded1982
GenreNew wave
Length3:22
LabelA&M
Writer(s)Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook
Producer(s)Alan Tarney
Squeeze singles chronology

"Annie Get Your Gun" was a single released by Squeeze in 1982. It was not featured on any studio album, but has been included on a number of compilations, including Singles – 45's and Under. "Annie Get Your Gun" (which borrows its name from a popular musical) was the last single released by the band before they broke up, though they reunited in 1985.

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Live recording
  • 4 Track listing
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Background

After the failure of the band's previous album, Sweets from a Stranger, Squeeze's record company, A&M, asked them to make a new single.[1] Glenn Tilbrook already had put together two songs, "Action Speaks Faster" and "Annie Get Your Gun."[1] He then asked the rest of the band to pick the one to be recorded, resulting in "Annie Get Your Gun" being unanimously chosen.[1] The band was then sent to producer Alan Tarney, who Tilbrook played the song for.[1] When the band was brought back by Tarney, they found that Tarney had already completed the backing track to the song, only needing Tilbrook and Chris Difford's vocals.[1] Glenn Tilbrook said on the matter, "It was like we were in The Monkees. Alan did a very good job, but it was devastating for us because we could all play so well, although I didn't mind as much as the others because I was singing the lead vocal."[1] Drummer Gilson Lavis, however, was insistent that he record a drum track.[1]

The song reached number 43 in the UK Singles Chart,[2] but the song later gained fame as part of Squeeze's live set.[1]

Squeeze performed "Annie Get Your Gun" on Saturday Night Live on 20 November 1982.[3]

Track listing

  1. "Annie Get Your Gun" (3:22)
  2. "Spanish Guitar" (2:38)
"Annie Get Your Gun (live)"
Squeeze annie get your gun live.jpg
Single by Squeeze
from the album A Round and a Bout
ReleasedApril 1990 (US)
Format5" CD
Recorded?
GenreRock
Length3:24
LabelI.R.S. Records & Deptford Fun City Records
Writer(s)Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook
Producer(s)Steve Forward & Glenn Tilbrook
Squeeze singles chronology

Live recording

"Annie Get Your Gun (live)" was released as a single in the US from Squeeze's live album, A Round and a Bout. The original song had been released as a single in 1982. The CD included the band's entire debut EP, Packet of Three, as bonus tracks.

Track listing

  1. "Annie Get Your Gun (live)" (3:24)
  2. "Is It Too Late (live)" (3:22)
  3. "Back Track" (2:21)
  4. "Night Ride" (3:03)
  5. "Cat On The Wall" (3:13)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Tillbrook, Glenn; Difford, Chris; Drury, Jim. Squeeze: Song by Song. Sanctuary. pp. 87–89. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 522/3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Saturday NET", Prismnet.com, 2015-04-01, retrieved 2015-04-01 

External links

  • Squeeze discography at Squeezenet
   

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