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Number 105

The Move - Fire Brigade (Regal Zonophone - RZ 3005 - 1968)

Written by Roy Wood and performed by The Move, Fire Brigade is one of those memorable pop songs from the late Sixties. It was the band's fourth single release and it's loaded with twangy Duane Eddy styled guitar licks together with a great chorus, just the thing to guarantee chart success, but also it adheres to the Summer of Love sensibility, particularly in the middle eight, where there are rainbows in her hair, pretty standard fare for the previous year. It's also worth noting that the guitar lick inspired the Sex Pistols God Save the Queen