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Live At the Fillmore, Squeeze

Squeeze

April 22nd, 2012

Formed:
1974

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '10s

Essentials

Squeeze
Squeeze
1981
1981
New Wave
New Wave





Squeeze

Biography

As one of the most traditional pop bands of the new wave, Squeeze provided one of the links between classic British guitar pop and post-punk. Inspired heavily by the Beatles and the Kinks, Squeeze was the vehicle for the songwriting of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, who were hailed as the heirs to Lennon and McCartney's throne during their heyday in the early '80s. Unlike Lennon and McCartney, the partnership between Difford and Tilbrook was a genuine collaboration, with the former writing the lyrics and the latter providing the music. Squeeze never came close to matching the popularity of the Beatles, but the reason for that is part of their charm. Difford and Tilbrook were wry, subtle songwriters that subscribed to traditional pop songwriting values, but subverted them with literate lyrics and clever musical references. While their native Britain warmed to Squeeze immediately, sending singles like "Take Me I'm Yours" and "Up the Junction" into the Top Ten, the band had a difficult time gaining a foothold in the states; they didn't have a U.S. Top 40 hit until 1987, nearly a decade after their debut album. Even if the group never had a hit in the U.S., Squeeze built a dedicated following that stayed with them into the late '90s, and many of their songs — "Another Nail In My Heart," "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)," "Tempted," "Black Coffee In Bed" — became pop classics of the new wave era, as the platinum status of their compilation Singles 45's and Under indicates.

Top Albums

Live At the Fillmore, Squeeze
1. Live At the ..
Squeeze: Greatest Hits (Reissue), Squeeze
2. Squeeze: Gre..
Singles 45's and Under, Squeeze
3. Singles 45's..
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Squeeze, Squeeze
4. 20th Century..
East Side Story, Squeeze
5. East Side St..
Argybargy, Squeeze
6. Argybargy
Argy Bargy (Deluxe Edition), Squeeze
7. Argy Bargy (..
Spot the Difference, Squeeze
8. Spot the Dif..
Babylon and On, Squeeze
9. Babylon and ..
Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti, Squeeze
10. Cosi Fan Tut..
Sweets from a Stranger, Squeeze
11. Sweets from ..
The Complete BBC Sessions, Squeeze
12. The Complete..
Cool for Cats, Squeeze
13. Cool for Cat..
Frank, Squeeze
14. Frank
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) / Cool Cats, Squeeze
15. Pulling Muss..
Play, Squeeze
16. Play
Some Fantastic Place, Squeeze
17. Some Fantast..
U.K. Squeeze, Squeeze
18. U.K. Squeeze
Everything In the World - EP, Squeeze
19. Everything I..
Domino, Squeeze
20. Domino

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
TemptedSqueeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..3:58$1.29
2.
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)Squeeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..3:59$1.29
3.
Black Coffee in Bed (Full Version)Squeeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..6:11$1.29
4.
Another Nail in My HeartSqueeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..2:58$1.29
5.
HourglassSqueeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..3:19$1.29
6.
Annie Get Your GunSqueeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..3:23$1.29
7.
TemptedEast Side Story4:00$1.29
8.
Cool for Cats (Single Edit)Squeeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..3:13$0.99
9.
Black Coffee in Bed (Full Version)Singles 45's and Under6:13$1.29
10.
TemptedSingles 45's and Under4:00$1.29
11.
Goodbye GirlSingles 45's and Under3:01$1.29
12.
Up the Junction (Live)Live At the Fillmore2:58$0.99
13.
Is That LoveSqueeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..2:31$0.99
14.
Up the JunctionSqueeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..3:06$1.29
15.
Goodbye GirlSqueeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..3:05$1.29
16.
Take Me, I'm Yours (Single Edit)Squeeze: Greatest Hits (Rei..2:49$0.99
17.
Tempted (Live)Live At the Fillmore9:08$0.99
18.
Cool For Cats (Live)Live At the Fillmore4:17$0.99
19.
Black Coffee in Bed (Live)Live At the Fillmore8:12$0.99
20.
TemptedPure 80's3:58$1.29
21.
Pulling Mussels (from the Shell) [Li..Live At the Fillmore4:00$0.99
22.
Another Nail in My Heart (Live)Live At the Fillmore2:55$0.99
23.
Slap and Tickle (Live)Live At the Fillmore4:41$0.99
24.
Hourglass (Live)Live At the Fillmore4:19$0.99
25.
Mumbo Jumbo (Live)Live At the Fillmore3:13$0.99

Top Music Videos

Pulling Mussels (From the Shell), Squeeze
1. Pulling Mussel..


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