I'm Not A Fool

Album: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1979)
Charted: 65
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  • Released on the EMI label in 1979 backed by "East End," this group composition was produced by Jimmy Pursey and engineered by Peter Wilson. Entirely autobiographical, it has the same type of inspiration as "Police Car." The latter song relates only to the arrest of lead singer Jeff Geggus (as he was then known) at the West Ham football stadium, but "I'm Not A Fool" alludes too to his previous arrest and conviction for an ambitious if not entirely believable attempt to extort £200,000 from a victim of harassment and criminal damage.
  • In 2011, this song was sampled by Pussy Riot for their track "Ubey Seksista." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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