Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)


Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)

Single infobox | Name = Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)


Artist = Squeeze
from Album = Argybargy
Released = May 9, 1980 (UK)
Format = 7" vinyl
Recorded = 1979
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:00
Label = A&M Records
Producer = John Wood & Squeeze
Chart position =

  • #44 (UK Singles Chart)

Reviews =
Last single = "If I Didn't Love You" (1980)
This single = "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" (1980)
Next single = "Farfisa Beat" (1980) |

"Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" was the second UK single released from Squeeze's third album, "Argybargy". Even though it never made Billboard's Top 100 Chart, "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" is one of the band's more popular songs in the US and it continues to get frequent radio play there.

It is reported to be the only hit single to start "all of a sudden", ie. all the band coming in with the verse on the first beat.

In 2007, Scottish group Travis covered "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" on their single "Selfish Jean." The American rock band Head Automatica covered "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" and released the track as a digital-only download.

Track listing

# "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" (4:00)
# "What The Butler Saw" (2:45)

External links

* [http://www.squeezenet.co.uk/ Squeeze discography at Squeezenet]


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