Escape (The Parenthetical Rock Song Title Countdown #5): Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)

@FourWalls (13372)
United States
April 30, 2017 11:33am CST
How about another one (of those great rock songs with parentheses in the title)? Kudos to @teamfreak16 for starting this (I had the same idea, which is really strange...but then, they say great minds think alike!). Here's the next song on my countdown. #5: Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) - Squeeze Oh, what a surprise, I'm using a Squeeze song. And here's something else that I didn't know until I looked it up: the title is a reference to sex. Silly me, given the references to vacationing on the beach, I thought it was a reference to eating in a seafood restaurant. I guess I need to get my mind in the gutter more. But that's part of why I love Squeeze so much. And this is just a super catchy pop song, ostensibly about taking a vacation (the British refer to their vacations as "holidays") to the beach. I particularly like their observation of how people waste their vacation time doing something they can do at home: reading ("squinting faces at the sky, a Harold Robbins paperback"). Although this never did anything in the US, it was a good-sized hit in the UK and remains one of the best-known Squeeze songs. Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) Written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook Recorded by Squeeze From Argybargy, 1980 I feel like William Tell:
Part of a 1 hour special called Meltdown. C) 1980 A&M Records Ltd.
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@JohnRoberts (54704)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Apr 17
I like the Squeeze but never liked this song.
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@FourWalls (13372)
• United States
1 May 17
Understandable. I'm not overly fond of "Slap and Tickle." Even the best can give us clunkers.
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@bunnybon7 (35982)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Apr 17
i have heard them before but didn't recognize or know their name. are you doing some kind of challenge here on music?
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@FourWalls (13372)
• United States
1 May 17
Not exactly. We pick themes (individually or collectively) and pick favorites in that theme.
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@JediYoda (1725)
• Samoa
30 Apr 17
Great music and great singer!
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