It’s always the sign of a great pub if they have a jukebox, isn’t it? I love to have a good browse through and see what oddities they’ve got…
So do you have a particular song that you’ll put on and if so why?
I’ll usually put on something by the Beastie’s or Talking Heads. Probably Intergalactic or Burning Down The House. Why? Instant mood brighteners! And after all these years I still can’t successfully rap along to Intergalactic without cracking up, much to my mates entertainment. I also have a memory of being a young teen walking past a pub garden one summers eve to hear Intergalactic blaring out over the speakers and thinking that looked like the place to go for a good pint.
What’s the weirdest track you’ve ever found on a jukebox?
Quite easily this:
Found on a jukebox in a local pool hall. I was in there on a deserted Saturday afternoon and thought the title was too amusing to resist. It didn’t disappoint in terms of weirdest - it’s sort of a spoken word track describing various Arsenal players playing different instruments. It only clocked in at just under four minutes but the joke wore thin quite quickly. The Scouse bar manager came over after it finished and threatened to kick us out if we had put on anymore ‘shite like the last one’…
Ever put on a track and it completely dampen the rooms atmosphere?
Thought it was the album track when selected and it had made no indication that it was in fact a live version. Again the bar staff weren’t best pleased neither were the Saturday night drinkers.
So is anyone going to a pub later that has a jukebox?