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Squeeze/Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook -Is That Love live 3.9MB, Toms River Library, NJ/ WMV video 
                           Standing on the book return box.  Source: Fan videotape. 
Glenn Tilbrook - Trailer for film "One for the Road"
                            By the Light of the Cash Machine
WMV video  
I don't know why Tilbrook left this excellent concise track off his first solo CD.    Found on the 2001 UK CD single of "Parallel World".  Performed here in a trailer for the forthcoming documentary of Tilbrook's 2001 RV tour of the United States.  Link is to

Squeeze - Another Nail in My Heart       2.8MB MP3  
Squeeze - Drinking Wine SpoDeeODee  2.5MB MP3
Two tracks highlighting Tilbrook's guitar work: Another Nail in My Heart (live 1999) and an live acoustic cover of Stick McGhee's 1949 recording Drinking Wine Spo Dee O Dee (live 1999).  McGhee's original record was the R&B label Atlantic Records first hit.  Source: Free Retro Rewind MP3 downloads.

Squeeze - Goodbye Girl 2.8MB MP3  
Squeeze (Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook) had a 1979 UK #23 hit with the familiar synthesizer version of "Goodbye Girl" from their second album Cool for Cats.  Anyone who has ever seen Squeeze live is aware of the rocking, guitar version that often highlighted a concert encore.   The only studio version of the guitar arrangement of the song was on a 1980 U.S. only  vinyl EP release entitled "Six Squeeze Songs Crammed Into One 10-Inch Record".   The track sounds to me like an early live practice run through in the studio.  A Squeeze rarity that has never been released on CD.  Source: Vinyl 10" EP

Squeeze - Budweiser Commercial, 1993 950KB MP3  
Squeeze - Bud Commercial Backing, 93 1.6MB MP3
Squeeze Budweiser commercial, 1993.  A friend received a copy of this commercial directly from someone who was mixing the song at a recording studio in NYC.  Love the bottomless, fretless bass sound and the great overdone compression that is the hallmark of a hot FM mix.  I never heard the commercial broadcast and it may not have aired.  Anyone ever hear it?  I would love to trade for any Budweiser or Coca Cola ads by any pop/rock musician. I've heard some great ads in the the past.  Source: Cassette copy

Squeeze is no more, but some new band will continue the legacy of Beatlesque songcraft with more witty, melodic, guitar based pop/rock.   Buddy Holly,  Badfinger, Crowded House and Del Amitri have continued this style of pop/rock through the decades. 

In concert, Squeeze was always a treat featuring great Difford and Tilbrook songs and a guaranteed couple of diverse covers from rock's 50 year history.  I have heard Squeeze perform almost every type of song: Beatles (Can't Buy Me Love), Motown (Tears of a Clown, Tracks of My Tears, Heard It Through the Grapevine), Ray Charles (Mess Around), Country (Too Many Teardrops by C. Carter, Why Don't You Love Me by H.Williams), Early Rock (Rip It Up by Little Richard) and numerous Boogie Woogie songs (Jools Holland).

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