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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Glenn is "Critics' Pick" in St. Louis

Christian Schaeffer of the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, Mo., tells people to go see Glenn at Mississippi Nights this Saturday, but says "Squeeze wasn't anyone's favorite band, but who actually disliked it?" Oh, I think you're very wrong, Mr. Schaeffer. Maybe he was trying to be funny? He likes "Goodbye Girl," so I'll give him a pass.
Glenn Tilbrook & the Fluffers
Saturday, April 30; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
By Christian Schaeffer

As the principal singer and co-songwriter in Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook provided the people with tight, melodic, life-affirming pop for many years. Squeeze wasn't anyone's favorite band, but who actually disliked it? Just think of the songs, man, the songs: "Black Coffee in Bed" is the best soul song that never was, "Up The Junction" turns on a dime, and "Goodbye Girl" takes a crappy drum-machine samba beat and turns it into solid gold. Onstage, Tilbrook is as affable a chap as you'll find, honoring requests for all the old favorites and peppering the set with songs from his two solo albums. Dust off your copy of Singles -- 45 and Under and bask in the rays of pop's goodness.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15; call 314-421-3853 for more information.

Editor's note: I usually don't like to cut-and-paste the article, but I was having trouble loading the original page. I was able to read the article here.