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The Squeeze Story

Bud Scoppa, Music Connection, 25 January 1988

WHEN A&M LONDON picked up Squeeze in 1977, after landing and subsequently letting go of the Sex Pistols, the band was considered to be one of the also-rans in the Great Punk Signing Spree, then at its peak. The Pistols, Clash, Damned, Buzzcocks, Wire, Stranglers, and other overtly subversive avant-gardists were far more compelling to English A&R men than the relatively conventional Squeeze, whose songs contained neither ideology nor venom. (A&M's other catch, the Police, were also widely disdained.)

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