Who Sang Upminster Kid? Kilburn and The High Roads

Kilburn and The High Roads Handsome cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1975
length: 5:18
Lyrics
When I was fifteen I had a black-blue jacket and sideboards to my chin
I used to go around in a two-tone Zephyr with a mean and nasty grin
Twelve-inch bottoms on my stardust flares and socks of dazzling green
When Gene Vincent Craddock remembered the look of an Upminster rock 'n' roll teen

With a silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
A silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
Amazing that feeling's still around

My good friend Friar wore a powder-blue suit, a criss-cross lurex thread
He turned seventeen bought a big motorcycle, he started wearing leather instead
I could not afford a ruby snaffle tie or a black suede fur lined shoes
The Gene Vincent Craddock that people still remember when the Upminster Kid walked through

With a silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
A silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
Amazing that feeling's still around

Sunday afternoon at the Romford Gaumont, rum and black at the Bell Hotel
He stole into the park, for a jabba in the dark, little juvenile ne'er-do-well
He'd run a steel comb along the Regent jukebox, a little bit of fever now and then
The Gene Vincent Craddock I surely wish I was an Upminster kid again

With a silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
The silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
Amazing that feeling's still around

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Rough Kids
  • 2 Billy Bentley (Promenades Himself in London)
  • 3 Crippled with Nerves
  • 4 Huffety Puff
  • 5 The Roadette Song
  • 6 Pam's Mood
  • 7 Broken Skin
  • 8 Upminster Kid
  • 9 Patience (So What?)
  • 10 Father
  • 11 Thank You Mum
  • 12 The Badger and the Rabbit
  • 13 The Mumble Rumble and the Cocktail Rock
  • 14 The Call-Up
  • 15 Who's to Know?
  • 16 Back to Blighty
  • 17 O.K. Roland
  • 18 Twenty Tiny Fingers (Sore Throat mix)

  • Release information
    label: Sanctuary Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin