“Cool For Cats” by Squeeze - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1979Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

13 months on from their debut, the London five continue to frustrate on their second long-player, delivered in April '79. They remain: Chris Difford (rhythm guitar, vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals), Jools Holland (keyboards, vocals), Harry Kakoulli (bass) and Gilson Lavis (drums). It's an 8.6 classic if we isolate to the 4 singles, but some of the inbetweener is dire to lame - and they can't blame John Cale this time around, with production handled between John Wood and the group themselves. What singles though, from April to June they sat as one of the nation's biggest pop groups, almost registering back-to-back number one hits, the full run reading: “Goodbye Girl” (#63), “Cool For Cats” (#2), “Up The Junction” (#2) and “Slap And Tickle” (#24).

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:01] 8.2.png Squeeze - Slap And Tickle (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) New Wave
A2 [02:30] 5.3.png Squeeze - Revue (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) New Wave
A3 [02:25] 4.3.png Squeeze - Touching Me Touching You (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) Pop
A4 [02:35] 3.6.png Squeeze - It’s Not Cricket (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) Pop
A5 [03:11] 4.5.png Squeeze - It’s So Dirty (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) New Wave
A6 [04:34] 3.9.png Squeeze - The Knack (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) New Wave
B1 [02:46] 2.9.png Squeeze - Hop, Skip And Jump (Chris Difford, Jools Holland) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [03:12] 10.0.png Squeeze - Up The Junction (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) New Wave
B3 [03:37] 3.1.png Squeeze - Hard To Find (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) Rock
B4 [02:41] 3.5.png Squeeze - Slightly Drunk (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) Pop
B5 [02:59] 6.8.png Squeeze - Goodbye Girl (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) New Wave
B6 [03:29] 9.4.png Squeeze - Cool For Cats (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) New Wave

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