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YouTube’d memories: In The Army Now

This song was hugely popular in Russia when it came out, for obvious propagandist reasons of exposing the truth about the mortal enemy. Ironically, the end of the Cold War and the thaw in the relationship between the USA and the USSR was right around the corner…

I was surprised to learn, though, that it also reached a No.2 on the UK charts. Despite the fact that Status Quo was a very successful UK band, that success apparently never translated across the Atlantic, so for my US-born readers this could be a rather obscure exhibit.