Even if this blog concentrates on presenting Swedish music, I do get a lot of tips from artists and labels from around the world. So far I’ve chosen not to present anything here of this, but today I’m going to make an exception. And it’s about Squeeze, a band I listened to a lot during the eighties, with the duo Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook’s in the front, who seemed to be able to produce an endless stream of beautiful and playful pop melodies, which stuck in my head, and in a way defined what pop was then for me. “Cool For Cats”, “Tempted” (with Paul Carrack’s brilliant vocals), “Labelled With Love” and “Black Coffee In Bed” are some of the songs that have their given spots in my playlists with pop classics.
They then dissappeared from my radar during a long time, even if they continued in various constellations, but eventually broke up in the end of the nineties. In 2004 I watched a show on VH1, as a part in the VH1 series where they tried to reunite bands for an exclusive concert, but in Squeeze’ case the attempt failed. Then today I got a mail about Squeeze having released a single, written and performed by Difford and Tilbrook , and that they have started touring. The song may not reach the hights of the classics, but it’s a good song and unmistakingly a Squeeze song.