This song helped soften up America for punk. It was a juke box smash at Bumpers, a college bar I frequented in the late 70’s. It reached #47 on the American Billboard chart, higher maybe than any other punk single until the 1990’s. It almost became the actual hit it was in Britain (#8) and especially in the French-speaking countries. The Beach Boys meet Chuck Berry at a construction site. I am the king of the divan.
Did you pick this because of the G7 Summit in France?
The video does raise the question of whatever happened to Plastic Bertrand. So cute! Such a game trampoliner.
I own the 45, on Sire, probably played into scratches. It’s a great novelty song. Ah ooh ah whoooh!
I didn’t even know that the G7 summit was in France, and now that I know I’ll do my best to forget;)
To me, G7 is a chord.