Up the Junction – UK – 7″ – picture sleeve – lilac vinyl – glossy sleeve

AMS 7444 UK 7″ picture sleeve lilac vinyl glossy sleeve
Released in May 1979.

Description

AMS 7444 UK 7″ picture sleeve lilac vinyl glossy sleeve
A [[Up the Junction]] / B It’s So Dirty

This version has a glossy sleeve, different from the more common matt-finish sleeve which replaced it. It also has a different label as ‘Up the Junction’ appears at the top of the label and ‘Squeeze’ at the bottom of the label with the copyright notice inverted as well.

Like [[Cool For Cats]], it spent 11 weeks in the UK charts, reaching number 2 again – Squeeze were always the bridesmaid and never the bride. [[Up The Junction]] was also released in Belgium (August 1979), Denmark (July 1979) and in New Zealand (but I don’t know in which month). It’s So Dirty was on the b-side – a disappointment that a new track was not there instead – especially with the number of aborted recordings around the time of the “Cool For Cats” LP. The pictures of Squeeze used for the sleeve were later cut up and pasted onto the design for the sleeve of The Dickies’ superb single on A&M “Fan Mail” – but with different heads superimposed.

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