• Summary

  • Inviting you in for 'Black Coffee' and a chat about our fave UK band Squeeze. Drop a line anytime on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook @coolforcatspod and email: coolforcatspodcast@gmail.com
    Amy McGrath Hughes
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  • May 20 2022

    Many columns of type have been spread across the decades in the music press when it comes to Squeeze. However, very few books on the band have been published. Taking into account the crucial formative years in the global public eye, music journalist James Griffiths has penned 'The Pop Music Played,' a detailed deep-dive into the years 1978-1982. This time period - considered 'classic' by Squeeze fans - has rarely been chronicled as much as Griffiths has put to print in book form. In this podcast, he talks about not only his book but how how and where his musical inclinations started, how the band grew from small town pub group to Madison Square Garden headliners, all with a good-natured interplay from someone who has given us more to love (and read) about Squeeze. James' book can be purchased on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Squeeze-Music-Played-Story-1978-1982/dp/1739957407 and brick-and-mortar stores wherever good books are sold.

    --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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    1 hr and 36 mins
  • Jan 30 2022

    Few releases in Squeeze history generate as much commentary as 'Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti.' While 1985 saw the band reform with original keyboard player Jools Holland and introduced bassist Keith Wilkinson, this album has had its share of criticisms (from its 'sound' of the period) to praises (the songs!). Dan Rivkin weighs in with his enthusiastic and insightful observations on why this release needs to be revisited from a 2022 perspective and how we can help Squeeze fans appreciate the word 'synthesizer.'

    Dan is the curator of They May Be Parted, a weblog dedicated to an understanding, deep dive of The Beatles 'Get Back/Let It Be' sessions in January 1969.

    --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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    1 hr and 33 mins
  • Dec 28 2021

    What about that band member who holds a group together with their solid rumblings? Tom and I discuss in 'a round and a bout' way the history of players who have filled the bass role in Squeeze. From Harri Kakoulli to Owen Biddle, we offer up a lively exploration on where each one has fit in, review their unique styles and... theorize on possible 'dream' bassists that could have been! Feel free to offer your thoughts on social media: @coolforcatspod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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    1 hr and 11 mins

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