DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #9

SIDEWALK SURFIN

Written 1975 Brixton after a letter from Al (WildScrote) Howard about the #skateboard craze in #perth. This the live 1977 version: band Johnny Leopard guitar, Stuart Davies-Slate drums, Haydn Pickersgill bass, John Dennison keyboards, Dave Warner vocal. b/v Haydn and John D. (Hit on song title for the track) This track appeared on the clear cassette tapes we sold at pubs. You can stream all those former clear cassette tracks under the title Suburbs Live at the Victoria and Shenton Park Hotels 1977.

Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs photographed in 1978 by Bleddyn Butcher

SIDEWALK SURFIN

I’m a long long way and many thousand miles from home

But when I heard the news I had to use the telephone

You see my best friend caught it and I hear that he’s not alone

It’s an epidemic and it’s prowling the streets back home.

It’s sidewalk surfin’ no use pretending it doesn’t exist

There’s a growing army of millions and they’re waiting to enlist.

Well I understand the craze is all the rage at Scarborough Beach

Rockin down the Freeway the Causeway and the Highway Leach

But I’m sure the guys and girls in Bicton well they do it the best

When it comes to sidewalk surfin there ain’t really no contest.

I’m a long long way and many thousand miles from home

But when I heard the news I had to use the telephone

You see my best friend caught it and I hear that he’s not alone

It’s an epidemic and it’s prowling the streets back home.

It’s sidewalk surfin’ no use pretending it doesn’t exist

There’s a growing army of millions and they’re waiting to enlist.

Well I understand the craze is all the rage at Scarborough Beach

Rockin down the Freeway the Causeway and the Highway Leach

But I’m sure the guys and girls in Bicton well they do it the best

When it comes to sidewalk surfin there ain’t really no contest.

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