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The ACCENT releases Jimmy and The Retreads

This is not a Mod song! Actually preceeding the ACCENT, Jimmy and The Retreads was written in 1977, for my band UKE, and as such was influenced primarily by Radio Birdman, The Saints and The Ramones. The song is an homage to the best of Australian music, and is dedicated to anyone whoever plucked a guitar string in anger or hit a skin with a stick. This is the version of the song which found it's way into the early sets of The ACCENT.