(They're Gonna) Put Me Away

Album: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1980)
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  • Like "I'm Not A Fool" and "Police Car," this very short track was inspired by the arrest of a teenaged Jeff Geggus (the band's lead singer) at a football match. In his autobiography Cockney Reject he gives a far more graphic description than here of the time he spent in a crowded police cell. The good news is they didn't put him away because after sacking his lawyer he defended himself and convinced the bench that the police were mistaken (ie lying) about the public disorder in which he had allegedly been engaged - fighting with fans from his own team.
  • Writing in the March 1, 1980 issue of Sounds, Garry Bushell said of this song, it "makes you wanna screw your face up and punch the nearest parasite." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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