5 Quintessential Songs From Squeeze Every Rock Fan Needs To Hear
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They Deserve More Credit
Squeeze enjoyed a string of hits in the late ’70s and early ’80s and although they were part of the Second British Invasion, they didn’t exactly become household names. And decades later, few people remember them and their music. Some rock ‘n roll fans would probably claim they’ve never heard of them which is totally understandable since they weren’t as commercially successful in the US as they hoped to be.
Then again, they were the link that bridged power pop and new wave. In fact, members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook were often referred to as “the heirs to Lennon and McCartney’s throne.” So check out these five songs that will surely make you an instant fan, if you aren’t one yet.
5. Black Coffee In Bed (1982)
This song alone will make you wonder why the group was always being overlooked. It’s melodic, beautifully done, and an absolute classic for sure.
4. Another Nail in My Heart (1980)
It failed to crack the top 10 in the UK and didn’t chart in the US but even for all that, it’s a brilliant piece of music. That guitar solo is a stroke of genius!
3. Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) (1980)
It’s electrifying and brilliant overall. Sounds great on record but even better live – that’s pretty rare!
2. Up The Junction (1979)
So much magic captured in three minutes. The band clearly had so much talent.
1. Tempted (1981)
One of the best that Squeeze has to offer. It’s magical and stellar – this should’ve made them break into mainstream.