Remastered on 180g Heavyweight Vinyl
Guided by the redoubtable songwriting team of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, enduring South London quintet Squeeze have created one of the most covetable – and quintessentially English – catalogs in pop. The budding teenage singer-songwriters founded the band in 1974, taking their name from The Velvet Underground's obscure final LP, recorded after the departure of mainstays Lou Reed and John Cale. The band's "classic" line-up, saw Difford and Tilbrook supplemented by powerhouse drummer Gilson Lavis, bassist Harri Kakoulli and prodigiously gifted pianist Jools Holland.
Following their breakout Packet Of Three EP and a coveted Peel session, Squeeze signed to major label A&M late in '77. The fledgling band quickly laid down their self-titled debut LP with one of their heroes, ex-Velvet Underground star John Cale, producing. Highlights from the 1978 release include the aggressive "Sex Master," the Velvets-esque "Strong In Reason" and the Eastern-influenced "Take Me, I'm Yours," which provided the band with a Top 20 hit and their first appearance on Top Of The Pops. Remastered on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.