Music for going back to work – and school!

Tomorrow, I’m back to work after a couple of weeks off. My kids are all back to school. No matter how much you like work/school it’s always a bit hard to get back into the swing of things.

You need a bit of gee-ing up and here are some of my favourite songs for the task.

The first is a song I used to play before all my A level exams,  a very long time ago! 1977. It’s Eddie and The Hot Rods and “Get Out Of Denver”, off their “Live From the Marquee” EP. One of my most treasured records.  My iTunes copy of the song won’t upload, so here’s a video from the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, North London. Flares were just still in!

Next is “White Riot”by the Clash. Also 1977. Used to play this before all our football matches in the second year at university. We were unbeaten!

And here’s a video. An iconic punk moment.

I guess both these songs remind me of that brilliant teenage energy. Need a bit of that sometimes!

More recently I find that Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” does the trick. After this one you are ready to sock it to anyone!


And here’s one for the kids. Just because of the title – none of them will know it!   “Back To Schooldays” by Graham Parker and The Rumour.


It’s gonna be alright!

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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2 Responses to Music for going back to work – and school!

  1. I luv Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”!

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