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Up the Junction: Essential Collection


Initial release : 2000

Spectrum 544229

This compilation includes one song, Electric Trains, that includes references to the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia.


  • Up the Junction (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • First Thing Wrong (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • I Think I'm Go Go (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Vanity Fair (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Saints Alive (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Goodbye Girl (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • It's So Dirty (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Points of View (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • I've Returned (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Annie Get Your Gun (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Hits of the Year (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • By Your Side (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Wedding Bells (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • She Doesn't Have to Shave (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Rose I Said (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Pinocchio (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Talk to Him (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • I Want You (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Electric Trains (Difford/Tilbrook)
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The first verse of Electric Trains is;

When I was crowned a mummy's boy by friends I didn't like
I made a meal of trips to school upon my father's bike
I used to sit between his legs, perched on a piece of wood
If it ever rained on us, I'd slip beneath his hood
And at home the radio was on
From Julie Andrews to Jerry Garcia
Life was all fun and games
I was out of my head and underneath my bed
Playing with electric trains
The last verse of the song is;
As people came to sit and stare
While I raced through my songs
The sound of music passed by me
Just like the Grateful Dead
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Electric Trains was originally released on an album and single;