My Girl Jack, Mikkel Steen/Michael Hansen
Vocals, rhythm guitar: Mikkel Steen
Lead guitar: Michael Hansen
Bass: Morten Hansen
Drums: Morten Kühlmann
Recorded in the Ole Erling Studio, autumn 1990
3rd song appearing on The Sky Tape (Skybåndet), length x:xx minutes
7th song appearing on Revolution In Your Balls, disc one
Primarily written by Michael, this song was – probably – inspired by the sound of David Gilmour’s 12-string acoustic guitar from Pink Floyd’s track Wish You Were Here. This song was recorded in a small amount of takes, since it was an arrangement that demanded little musical skill, the only slight challenge being the speedy breaks in the chorus – quite a job for the fingertips, being played on the 12-string.
The biggest hurdle at the sessions was keeping the 12 strings in tune, a problem The Hue later battled with at a number of concerts where My Girl Jack was on the playlist. Before most concerts half the time would be spent drinking beer, the other half trying to get the 12-string in tune...
Michael: I think this was one of my better contributions to this album, it has quite a nice little melody – something unusual for my songs at that time. I remember we revived the song some years later, with Mikkel playing the rhythm on electric instead of the 12-string and it kind of improved the sound of the song. Again the lyrics are pretty funny – it’s always good to hear this kind of lyrics so many years later, I am glad I didn’t try to write about love or some other serious matters back then. It would for sure be a bit corny listening to it now...
Mikkel: I remember Billy told me that the acoustic guitar bit was inspired by Wish You Were Here – a track I wasn’t familiar with back then. Comparing the songs today, I’m having a hard time finding the connection, other than the general rhythm, so actually Jack is a nice enough track on it’s own...
My Girl Jack, lyrics:
I met a very fun girl, to much fun for me
Met a lonely, sad girl, as sad as you can be
But now I’ve met this lady, she’s ruined my life
Think I’m gonna ask her, if she wants to be my wife
I took her out for dinner, cost a million bucks
I thought I’d picked a winner, but she kicked me in the nuts
That strange, strange lady, who’s ruined my life
And yesterday I asked her, if she wants to be my wife
She wears a baby-seal fur, tiger-skin boots
She’s everything I ever wanted, everything I ever liked
She looks like Margaret Thatcher, shark from Jaws III
She’s everything a girl could ever be
You’re fucking crazy, if you believe in all that crap
We’ve been together for a long time, and I’m still standing up
She’s got me in her fist now, and all she does is shop
The strange, strange lady, who’s actual name is Jack
After i married her, she turned out to be a fag
She turned out to be a fag
She wears a baby-seal fur...
My girl jack, my girl jack, I love you, my girl jack, I love you my girl Jack