More rock trivia: "You Belong To Me," the flip side of Elvis' new fab 45, "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea," was written originally — we're sure you'll be simply enthralled to learn — for the Feelgoods. It was commissioned by Nick Lowe who produced the F Goods' Be Seeing You album.
Basher thought, apparently, that the Feelgoods' repertoire could be brightened up by the inclusion of some new songs from the pens of hotshot new rock 'n' roll writers. Elvis, Graham Parker and Will Birch were all approached. Elvis' effort at least got as far as the recording studio before it was abandoned.
The Feelgoods had no actual criticism of the song; they'd be the first to agree that it's an ace choon. It was simply that, like a lot of El's songs, it was rather, ahem, wordy. Too wordy for Lee Brilleaux, at least.
It was only at the insistence of Lowe that Lee persevered with the song: "Awright Bash ... one more time," he'd say wearily as he attempted once more to master the lyrics. Lowe remembers him standing in the studio at the microphone, scanning the endless verses on the lyric sheet and finally tossing it aside with an exasperated "Ere, Bash, let's ditch this song ... it's a bit War'n'Piece, innit?"
Lowe also presented the Feelgoods with an unrecorded Tom Petty song (Tom was pretty hot at the time). "Hold up," said Brilleaux. "Tom Petty? He's got long blonde hair and looks like a woman." No more was said.