"I'd Rather Jack" as written by Matthew James Aitken, Peter Alan Waterman and Michael Stock....
All we wanna do is have a good time then you went and took our house away
No-one ever asked for our opinion no, we don't get a say
AM, FM, all that jazz We'd rather sing along with Yazz
What happened to the radio? They never play the songs we know
Golden oldies, Rolling Stones, we don't want them back
I'd rather jack than Fleetwood Mac
No heavy metal, rock'n'roll, music from the past
I'd rather jack than Fleetwood Mac

Can't they see that every generation has music for its own identity?
But why the DJ on the radio station is always more than twice the age of me?
Who needs Pink Floyd, Dire Straits that's not our music, it's out of date
Demographic stereo they never play the songs we know
Golden oldies, Rolling Stones, we don't want them back
I'd rather jack than Fleetwood Mac
No heavy metal, rock'n'roll, music from the past
I'd rather jack than Fleetwood Mac



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    General CommentThe Reynolds Girls were a British vocal duo composed of sisters Linda (born in 1971) and Aisling (born in 1973). They are best known for their hit single "I'd Rather Jack" which peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1989. It remained on the chart for 12 weeks.The sisters were signed to the PWL record label after giving Pete Waterman a demo tape. Their single was produced by Stock Aitken and Waterman.
    The sisters grew up in Litherland, a suburb of Sefton, Liverpool and were of Irish descent. The duo's younger sister Debbie played the original Katie Rogers, in Brookside, from 1987-1989.
    "I'd Rather Jack" started out as a response to music critics who ignored the younger pop acts in the UK at the time, and to radio DJs who continued to play older bands on their playlists rather than Stock Aitken and Waterman songs. It was also a response to a perceived snub at the Brit Awards, where SAW acts lost out to more "mature" acts such as Enya and Steve Winwood. After their one hit, The Reynolds Girls were dropped by the label. A second single, "Get Real", was released but this failed to chart and the duo disappeared into obscurity.
    In a public poll conducted by Channel 4 in 2003, "I'd Rather Jack" was voted number 91 in a list of the 100 Worst Pop Records of All Time
    sepultura1987on January 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentGolden oldies, Rolling Stones - they didn't want them back because they would rather have jacked than listen to Fleetwood Mac...

    Ah....what is there to say about The Reynolds Girls that hasn't been said already? Quite a lot actually! 18-year-old Linda Reynolds and her 16-year-old sister Aisling first burst into the pop charts in 1989 with the Stock, Aitken and Waterman-penned 'I'd Rather Jack'. The song spent twelve weeks in the charts - peaking at No.8 - and earned the girls their small but perfectly formed place in pop history.

    Shortly afterwards the girls parted company with their famous hitmakers and a follow-up song 'Get Real' failed to chart. The girls may have rapidly returned to obscurity, however, just like that wine stain from the party you had as a teenager, their memory refuses to fade and 'I'd Rather Jack' sounds as fresh today as it first did back in 1989.

    Whether you love them or hate them, it's unlikely that you've forgotten The Reynolds Girls. They may still be hoisted up by some as the text-book example of everything that is wrong with manufactured pop but for three and a half minutes back in 1989 they brightened up the charts with their stripey leggings and shiney red tops and for this we salute them. And yes actually, I would rather jack than listen to Fleetwood Mac...
    sepultura1987on January 27, 2013   Link

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