These days British rockers [lastfm]Squeeze[/lastfm] find themselves classified in the Classic Rock category, with band members often invited to pick up awards that say “heritage” or “lifetime achievement.” But in their heyday of the late 1970s and 80s, Squeeze was the very definition of “new wave,” putting together strings of progressive rock songs that were hits on both sides of the Altantic. Rock fans in America probably best remember them for songs like “Pulling Muscles (From the Shell)” and “Tempted.”
Click through to watch Squeeze perform live at the Street Date studios, and enjoy a full stream of Spot The Difference.
This week Squeeze are back with an ambitious new project called Spot The Difference. This album, much more than a greatest hits collection, contains painstakingly re-recorded versions of classic Squeeze songs performed so closely to the original arrangements that fans will need to listen closely to “spot” the difference.
Founding members Glen Tillbrook and Chris Difford stopped by recently for a rare studio performance, and discussed the idea behind this project. Click play below to watch them perform “Is That Lunch?”, “Loving You Tonight”, “Slap & Tickle” and “Take Me I’m Yours”, and enjoy a full stream of Spot The Difference.
Here’s Glen and Chris performing some choice cuts off Spot The Difference. Click “play” to watch the videos, and when you’re done check out links to buy the album, below.
“Take Me I’m Yours”
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“Slap and Tickle”
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“Is That Love?”
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[lastfm]Squeeze[/lastfm] are out on the road right now – check their last.fm tour page for dates in your area.
Here’s the track listing for Spot The Difference:
1. Another Nail in My Heart
2. Black Coffee in Bed
3. Cool For Cats
4. Goodbye Girl
6. Is That Love
7. Labelled With Love
8. Loving You Tonight
9. Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
10. Slap and Tickle
11. Some Fantastic Place
12. Take Me I’m Yours
14. Up the Junction