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British Squeeze at the Whisky

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 1980

AN ECLECTIC MUSICAL approach can be a double-edged sword for a rock band. Incorporating a wide variety of styles can prevent a group from becoming locked into a one-dimensional sound, but it also can pose problems in establishing a strong group identity. The latter case prevails with Squeeze, the British new-wave quintet whose three-day Whisky engagement concludes tonight.

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