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…
The first Squeeze song I heard. This is what a Video Of The Year nominee should look like, ahem.
The A-side of their first 7-inch.
Some of you out there might enjoy this alternate clip.
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.