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Albums Of The Week: Mickey Jupp | Up Snakes, Down Ladders

The semi-retired, criminally underappreciated U.K. rocker emerges from hiding with the first of several releases culled from hundreds of unreleased home recordings.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Mickey Jupp is a critically acclaimed British singer-songwriter, widely credited as a major influence on the pub rock scene that then led to the punk movement.

With a recording career starting in the 1960s, Mickey’s razor sharp lyrics and amazing vocals had him likened to Chuck Berry, with many of his songs recorded by artists as diverse as Dr. Feelgood, Ricky Nelson, The Judds, Nick Lowe, Elkie Brooks and a young Paul Weller.

Mickey moved to a remote village in the Lake District over 30 years ago and, in his small cottage, purely to satisfy his burning need to create, has written and recorded well over 300 songs that have yet to be heard by the general public. Up Snakes, Down Ladders is the first of a series of albums in which these home recordings have been expertly mastered and will be released on CD and digital services for the first time.”