This Next Song Is Dirty

It’s criminal that more people don’t know of Jake Thackray.

I think I’ve posted this song before, but if not, I love it and it’s long overdue a repost.

Thackray’s lyrical turn and delivery is much respected, and cited as an influence by the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Alex Turner (of Arctic Monkeys fame), which should be sufficient enough a recommend to give this a listen. And if not, you can add folk singers-cum-comedians Mike Harding and Jasper Carrott to the list. And some chap called Morrissey, but don’t let that put you off.

I’ve lifted this from the Jake In A Box compilation, a near perfect 4 CD anthology of the late great Yorkshireman’s recordings, which I cannot recommend highly enough:


Jake Thackray – The Lodger

More soon.

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5 thoughts on “This Next Song Is Dirty”

  1. Jake Thackray was a joy on the telly as a kid, mum had an album (must check) remember chuckling to the song about a nun who left the toilet seat up. Oh my as I get older nothing makes sense..milkshakes, brexits, trade wars, Mays tears,
    Putin runs the White House, Asange in jail,

    Sorry where was I

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