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Friday, May 28, 2010

Jools Holland

See Jools Holland is playing the National Concert Hall in October. I am probably the only person in the world who never knew that he used to be in Squeeze. (FAO Michael Farry - a rhythm combo that performed popular music in the late 70s, early 80s with certain commercial success!)
Squeeze always intrigued me, mainly because their rhymes never quite, erm, rhymed. It was always touch / love, letter / tell 'er, assumption / junction etc etc, so much so that it became something of an obsession with me and totally overshadowed the songs!


  1. Oo, Oo, I knew! Tillbrook and Gifford wasn't it? Or something, and I agree, some of the rhyming was awful, particularly in 'Up the Junction' and 'Cool for cats' and yet their songwriting skills were feted as being the new Lennon and McFartney. But then I hate Lennon and McFartney (sacrilege, I know)And I did buy 'Squeeze the singles' on Vinyl. Was it called 'Squeezed out'or something, twas like shite anyway, Ha ha!

  2. I knew too! We get his "Later" show over here, only they keep repeating the same ones over and over and we watch the repeats because it's so good.
    Naturally, I LOVED "Cool For Cats"! I was too busy dancing to pay attention to the errant rhyming.


  3. Actually, if I'm honest, I probably couldn't make out what they were saying anyway (other than the "cool for cats" bit).

  4. Rah! to TFE! I love Squeeze and they are utterly brilliant and if you talk like me all the rhymes are brilliant. In case you didn't get that, they are brilliant. And I saw them live, lots.
    "I've come across the desert
    To greet you with a smile
    My camel looks so tired
    It's hardly worth my while"
    I am astonished by your lack of pop knowledge of this seminal 70s and 80s Deptford band. For shame!

  5. Hi Titus, yes I'm quite ashamed of my ignorance of Squeeze. I'm not quite sure where they sit in my pantheon of musical consciousness. I spent 4 years among the Wicklow Hills from 1979 listening to Bunch of Thyme and Do you want your oul lobby washed down?
    When I say the rhyming was dreadful, yes it was but it was still far better than Disco or Phil Collins.