On The (UK) Squeeze
The boys talk about the early early days,
of being mistaken for a progressive rock band, bad punk habits and obscene
phone calls. Trouser Press, 1978.
Fun City Sweethearts :
A 1979 NME interview with Chris and Glenn
about sexism and popularity.
Canadian music rag piece from 1979. Discusses
the origin of "Cool For Cats" and plans for the album that would become
Sounds magazine interview from 1979.
Chris and Glenn wax philosopic and defend their Hare Krishna phase at a
pub with Garry Bushell.
Poms Go Bronze
A Melody Maker interview from the 1980 Australia
tour, following Squeeze through the outback. Extra-lengthy, even after
Dicemen of Pop Throw Again
A 1980 NME interview while on tour in Australia.
New Wave Circus
Rolling Stone magazine article from 1980
in which Chris gives his recipes for a great gig and a disastrous final
Out Squeeze :
Glenn and Jools discuss the band's working
methods circa Argybargy.
in America :
Chris and Jools on the band breaking in
America, also circa Argybargy.
A 1981 article from Creem magazine.
Flexipop! interview from 1981. Glenn provides
details of some of Squeeze's more memorable early gigs.
Next: A New Sound
In a 1982 interview with The Record, Chris
provides plans (many of which never came to fruition) for the album that
would become Sweets From a Stranger.
Fine Art of Pop Songwriting
An extensive Musician magazine article from
1982, giving a career overview with particular focus on D&T's songwriting.
Struggles To Get To The Top
A Rolling Stone magazine interview from
the 1982 US tour.
In this Musician magazine interview from
1983, Chris and Glenn discuss a collaboration with Grandmaster Flash as
well as other post-breakup plans.
& Tilbrook: Squeezed Out
Chris and Glenn discuss the differences
between Difford & Tilbrook and Squeeze. A Rockbill interview, 1984.
Trials of Squeeze
A Musician magazine article from 1987 in
which the band relate how they screwed everything up and then managed to
set things right.
Get Grip On Pure Pop Power
A Toronto Star feature from 1988 that
contains many interesting band quotes.
A terrific 1988 interview with Chris by
Craig Moore, about Babylon and On and future plans.
A 1991 interview in which Chris and Glenn
reveal what makes them fight and how they do it.
A Music Express Interview from 1991. D&T
talk about their songwriting.
Talkin' about their generation
A 1991 Boston Globe Interview with Chris
in which he discusses how Squeeze fit into the 1990s marketplace.
Collector Interview with Glenn Tilbrook
Glenn discusses the marketing of singles,
the band, and John Cale.
Junction with Difford & Tilbrook of Squeeze
An interview from 1992 focusing on Chris
and Glenn's songcraft and the inspirations for some of their best-loved
Songwriters Still Have Juice
Chris talks about the SFP lineup
and the musical strategy for that LP in this Toronto Star interview from
A 1993 Baltimore Sun interview with Glenn
in which he reconciles himself with the live audience's insatiable desire
to hear old favourites over strong new material.
A Pulse! magazine interview about SFP and
the need to re-educate people about Squeeze. From December 1993.
Difford/Aimee Mann Interview
Craig Moore's exceptional interview with
two great wordsmiths during the 1994 Squeeze-Aimee joint tour.
A 1995 interview with Glenn discussing Ridiculous
and celebrity producers.
Happily Up the Junction
A 1995 interview with Chris and Glenn considering
the Englishness of their songwriting and its influence on the young pups.
Evening In... Just a Few Close Friends
An epic article from Mojo magazine, January
1996. Covers the ups and downs of the band's career with a frankness quite
rare for the band.
Lavis: A Speckled Career
Mojo's interview with the long-time Squeeze
drummer and his take on his years with the band. From the January 1996
Mojo Squeeze extravaganza.
Loose / Pineapple Juice
The final helping from Mojo's January 1996
orgy of Squeeze. One critic's choice of the best of Squeeze. Review, contemplate,
Difford: Squeeze Play
In this Independent Online interview from
1996 Chris elaborates on the prospects of touring the US after their label
Chris and Glenn on the 1996 acoustic tour,
especially, unsurprisingly, their guitars.
Still more thoughts from Chris on the aftermath
of IRS' demise. MetroActive article, August 1996.
A 1996 Hamilton Spectator article, incorporating
bits of an interview with Chris in which he elaborates upon Squeeze's status
as neighbourhood cat.
A brief interview coinciding with the release
of Six of One. Chris and Glenn think back on the first six LPs.
From Mojo Magazine, November, 1997.
of Glenn Tilbrook
A dissertation by Joe Sullivan, 1998.
Chris on the title track of Domino and
the chemistry of the new band.
A recent interview with Glenn, talking about
the new developments,
Glastonbury, and virginity.
Glenn Tilbrook Interview, 11/1999
Glenn on touring as Squeeze without Chris
and future plans.
Selected clippings, ranging from 1982-98,
covering events in the band's career.
A fairly regular feature
in which our correspondent Nick DiBiasio relates Squeeze stories, discusses
Squeeze music, or whatever else it pleases him to write about.
Conversation with Chris Difford
The first in a series of Squeeze-related
articles by Nick DiBiasio. Nick and Chris sit down to a cup of coffee before
the band's recent Boston gig to discuss the band's past, present and future.
the Monkees and Me :
The second column from Nick's corner, detailing
a night out with Chris and Glenn, who got to meet some musical heroes.
Squeeze Fans :
The inaugural article in our "Fan Writings"
section, this piece is by Vikki Smart (reprinted from the Mumbo Jumbo Squeeze
Reasons to Love Chris Difford :
The title says it all, really.
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