"squeeze - the videos": reviews  
from Q magazine, January 1990 
    Despite scoring 14 hit singles between 1978 and 1985, Squeeze have never come first in the album charts. Their talent for making ordinary problems into extraordinary tunes, however, gives them first place in many people's personal chart. This compilation is as much a history of music video styles and hairdos as Squeeze singles. Priced at roughly 10 pence a minute, it's excellent value, containing 15 of the group's more important releases from 1978 to 1989 as well as chronicling their ever-shifting line-up. Overall, the songs fare better than the visuals. A rough-and-ready version of their first major label single Take Me I'm Yours leads to a cheeky mock-concert of Cool For Cats and an unpretentious presentation of Up The Junction (both charted at UK Number 2). Mid-to-late period Squeeze descends into rather clever-clever productions for Black Coffee In Bed and Last Time Forever although Trust Me To Open My Mouth is well conceived: performing in a huge open mouth gives the boys ample oppertunity to out-Madness Madness. The highlight remains Ade Edmondson's remarkable video for Hourglass, an award winning gem of Magritte-like trompe l'oeil and Jools Holland's gooning. 

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