classic tilbrook article
Is it true? Has Glenn Tilbrook been touring solo for so long that we can talk about "classic articles?" Well, I'll have to start posting them, as there is a distinct lack of news that my newsbots are finding. But this one from 2001 is a great one, and one that I have quoted at length to my more, ahem, hard-core friends, who never seemed to understand the appeal of Squeeze: In San Francisco Art Magazine, J. Brendan Williams writes:
But that “N” word made me uncomfortable: “Nice”. Those clever chord changes utterly lacked aggression, the band made no pretense toward testosterone infused posturing. So I wrote them off, decided to forget about Squeeze, concentrated on the punk thing . . . until I met that girl. You know her, boys. The one who sat on the lip of the stage at the hardcore shows and rocked with the guys but always remained somehow above the scene, mystically feminine, alluring, magical. And when I picked her up at her parents’ house, Singles, 45’s and Under gently wafted from her bedroom window. From that vantage point, Squeeze finally made sense. Squeeze was part of that British Pop tradition that included the Beatles, Kinks, and Cliff Richard, and led to The Jam and Elvis Costello. And what’s wrong with that, especially when the rocker-chix still dig it? It’s part of that greater yin-yang of rock-roll that enabled Elvis to sing Teddy Bear and Hound Dog in the same set (praises, brethren, amen).My thoughts exactly. Great article. Check it out.