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Squeeze: The Albany, Deptford

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 6 August 1977

THE ALBANY is one of those places – and there aren't many – that can get packed to the rafters, sweaty and messy, and still ...

Level 42; Squeeze: Crystal Palace, London

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, October 1991

THE MICRO-economic indicators at Crystal Palace Bowl are contradictory: the touts are offering tickets at "less than box office price" but with the opening act ...

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Squeeze: Local Boozers Make Good

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 6 August 1977

HEY JOHN, take a look at this. When did this happen last in the Hope, eh? There's two bodies stretched out straight in the tiny ...

Squeeze: Putting On The (UK) Squeeze

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, October 1978

"HEY, YOU guys are great! Now which one of you is Bill Bruford?" That's the kind of reception UK Squeeze got on their American tour. ...

Squeeze: Coatham Bowl, Redcar

Live Review by Rick O'Shea, Pop Star Weekly, 26 May 1979

'Cool For Cats' apparently is A&M's biggest selling British hit single ever. Not surprising really, because Squeeze are originals who've carved themselves a niche all ...

Squeeze: Fun City Sweet Hearts

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 21 July 1979

I'M JUST about to make the name change official; my new name is to be Paul Pop. You're the first to hear about it. ...

Squeeze: Greenwich Fun City

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 18 August 1979

"She used to do a topless/Down at the Surrey Docks/With tassels on her wotsits/She did a t'riffic job/Of raising all the eye-brows/Of every lunch time ...

Squeeze: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 18 August 1979

DAVITT SIGERSON was right a couple of weeks ago when he described Squeeze as the new-wave ELO. ...

Are You A Whore For Rock 'N' Roll?

Report by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 20 December 1979

ROSALIND RUSSELL thinks most of you are ...

British Squeeze at the Whisky

Live Review by 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 ...

Squeeze Loosens Up

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, June 1980

REMEMBER HOW your parents used to attack rock 'n' roll by pointing out how disreputable most bands looked? It sure didn't help when they seized ...

Elvis Costello, Squeeze: Sports Arena, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 7 February 1981

The feeding of the 15,000 ...

Elvis Costello, Squeeze: the Palladium, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 14 February 1981

WHAT DO Squeeze value? Professionalism. Tightness. Songs of classic construction. Entertainment. Making the little girls smile and yell. ...

Squeeze: East Side Story (A&M)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1981

CONSIDER. A band with decidedly bent pop bearings (and more than a light touch merseybeat croon-a-toon McCartneyatrics), associated with John Cale in the founding phase ...

Radio Relief: Squeeze And The Ramones

Profile and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, 1 November 1981

Squeeze and the Ramones keep alive an intercontinental rivalry of rhythm for real-life people. But the Beatles and the Beach Boys?...Well, maybe not. ...

Squeeze: The Crackerjack Days Are Over

Report and Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 17 April 1982

Squeeze's new LP is ready — and if last year's East Side Story is any indication, Sweets From A Stranger will be the best collection ...

Squeeze: Sweets From A Stranger (A&M)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 8 May 1982

CELEBRATED FOR their willingness to look the slings and arrows straight in the eye, Squeeze return with more observations and scars from the battle zone. ...

Squeeze: The Fine Art Of Pop Songwriting

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Musician, August 1982

ATTENTION! LINDA Ronstadt and Willie Nelson! Attention Bonnie Raitt and Judy Collins! Attention Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra! Attention all you interpretive pop singers who ...

Not Another Squeeze Story!

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, October 1982

DIFFORD AND TILBROOK. Lennon and McCartney. Difford and Tilbrook. Lennon and McCartney. Difford and Tilbrook. Lennon and McCartney. Blah, blah, blah. ...

Paul Carrack: "Singin' Like A Boid"

Interview by Fred Schruers, Musician, October 1982

Keyboard specialist for Ace, Roxy and Squeeze, Carrack has brought his muscular, gritty voice and soulful hit tunes out of the shadows and up to ...

Squeeze: Access All Areas

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, September 1987

Don't Pull That Trigger ...

Squeeze: South Side Story

Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, November 1987

SOMETHING HAPPENED halfway through the recording of Babylon And On, Squeeze's seventh studio album. They ran out of money. ...

David Bowie, Squeeze: Giants Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ

Live Review by Iman Lababedi, Creem, December 1987


The Squeeze Story

Retrospective and Interview by 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 ...

Squeeze: Play

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, September 1991

OF COURSE, WHEN IT COMES to pop lyrics, any old bollocks will do, given the tune and given the feel. "All right now", "She loves ...

Squeeze: Play

Review by Max Bell, Vox, September 1991

TEN YEARS AGO Squeeze released East Side Story, an album of obvious class and as English as the 'Go To Work On An Egg' slogan. ...

Up The Junction With Difford & Tilbrook

Interview by Paul Zollo, SongTalk, Spring 1992

WHEN YOU TALK to Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, unlike other collaborators who finish each other's thoughts, they sit at opposite ends of ...


Interview by Rob Steen, MOJO, December 1993

WITHOUT WISHING to take anything away from the Fabulous Furry Finn Brothers, it’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Squeeze. With a little ...

Jools Holland: Coolest cat on the tube

Profile and Interview by Sheryl Garratt, The Guardian, 7 November 1998

He's played piano with BB King and learned chords from Ruben Gonzalez — but deep down he's a rock 'n' roller who likes his nan's ...

Squeeze: The Making of 'Up The Junction'

Retrospective and Interview by Gavin Martin, Uncut, July 2007

"We almost had a shining toward each other..." Master songwriters Difford  and Tilbrook recall their '79 hit, where art would come to imitate real life. ...

Squeeze: The Likely Lads Of British Rock

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen Dalton,, 16 March 2016

From bittersweet songs about first love and wanking to lambasting the Prime Minister live on TV, Squeeze are the working-class band that cool cats still love. ...

see also Jools Holland


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