The Videodrone Extra Reminds You Of The Greatness Of Squeeze

Aug 15th, 2008 // 15 Comments


Squeeze’s Chris Difford told Billboard.com that while he’s been enjoying his recent reunion shows with Glenn Tilbrook, there are no plans for the two pop geniuses to collaborate on a new album at this time. (Difford just released a solo album, The Last Temptation Of Chris, while Tilbrook has a record of his own coming out in the near future.) While this is a bummer, it also provides an excuse for me to post a few videos of my favorite Difford and Tilbrook compositions; they’ve written enough beautiful, witty pop songs for me to probably fill a day of Idolator posts. (Also, it should be noted that can still burn it up live, and if you can see them on their current tour, I highly recommend it.) “Up The Junction” is above, and a few more selections are after the jump…

Hourglass

The first Squeeze song I heard. This is what a Video Of The Year nominee should look like, ahem.

Cat On A Wall

The A-side of their first 7-inch.

Another Nail In My Heart

Some of you out there might enjoy this alternate clip.

Slap and Tickle (“live” from Top Of The Pops)

Walk Away (acoustic)

An “I can’t quit you” lament that’s one of my favorite later Squeeze tracks. This stripped-down version takes away some of the anthemic aspects of the one that showed up on Ridiculous, but it still packs a punch.

God, I could spend all day searching various streaming-media sites for more Squeeze, but I have other stuff to take care of. Feel free to add your own in comments.

Squeeze [Official site]
Difford: No New Squeeze Album In The Future [Billboard]

  1. Lucas Jensen

    “Up the Junction” has amazing lyrics and no chorus. What a great song.

  2. Al Shipley

    Seeing these guys next week! If there was any form of “Vicky Verky” on YouTube I’d link it right now. Can anyone who’s heard the Difford album verify whether it’s worth checking out?

  3. bcapirigi

    Up The Junction’s always been my favorite. Although the whole East Side Story album is excellent from start to finish.

  4. Arthur2sheds

    They’re in Toronto Aug. 28, with Aimee Mann opening. Nice double bill.

  5. The Fort Hill Blues

    This band is sooooo f*cking underrated that it is absolutely absurd. When I meet people that know and love the 45′s and Under record then I know that they know their shit about music.

  6. musicquizking

    “Is That Love?” is their finest moment.

  7. bcapirigi

    Was it Hourglass or the phone number song that dropped to #38 on the Top 40 but then moved back up to #32 right when it seemed like it was dropping out. That was a pretty exciting thing when I was seven.

  8. Anonymous

    SO F**KIN’ GOOD.

  9. Anonymous

    “Goodbye Girl” – then, now, always.

  10. Anonymous

    Play is a seriously underrated album. And this isn’t even one of the best songs.

  11. Anonymous

    @girlhowdy: Okay, I’m a moron–I can’t even embed a video clip properly. But the clip was Sunday Street–check it out on YouTube. And check out the entire Play album.

  12. D.R. Mosby

    “Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)” is a perfect pop song:

  13. D.R. Mosby

    @D.R. Mosby: Let’s try that again:

  14. Anonymous

    Actually, “Walk Away” was written about the death of Glenn’s mother.

  15. TheMojoPin

    I think I love Squeeze in part because they’re what I wish Paul McCartney had been putting out in the 70′s and 80′s as opposed to Wings.

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