Friday, August 22, 2008

SQUEEZE at the 9:30 Club


Here's the setlist for the show. I also wrote a review here:
Strong In Reason
If I Didn't Love You
Revue
Up the Junction
Take Me, I'm Yours
Separate Beds
Black Coffee In Bed
Piccadilly
Annie Get Your Gun
Goodbye Girl
Tempted
Melody Motel
Some weird Mellow Yellow-sounding song. I totally couldn't understand the lyrics enough to know what this one was... (Apparently it's called "I think I'm Go Go" - thanks Carole)
Slaughtered, Gutted, and Heartbroken
Is That Love
Cool For Cats
Another Nail In My Heart
Hourglass
** Encore **
Some Fantastic Place
Slap and Tickle
Pulling Muscles From the Shell

4 comments:

John said...

I'm glad they got their old bass player back so it's kinda sorta Squeeze . . . but I'm a bigger Jools Holland fan, as it turns out.

Sheesh, I just saw a picture of Tillbrook - that dude looks old!

Carole said...

Hi, Just caught your blog and thought my reply could be helpful.

The 4th song you listed is actually called "Up the Junction" (a fave covered by many other Brit artists including Travis and Lily Allen).

That mellow song you heard is called "I Think I'm Go Go" off of their Argy Bargy album. It recounts their whirlwind life as they toured the States in the early 80's at the height of their young fame. ("This world's got' smaller/I'm shaking lots of hands/Sayin' lots of things/That no one understands...")

And... Glenn Tilbrook is one of the nicest folks you'll ever meet if you get the chance. No ego or pretense there, just immense musical talent.

Cheers.

John said...

I Think I'm Go Go! Husband Andy did the spoken word disco cover of that with me a couple years back!

http://lastvisibledog.org/sounds/Welcome.html

I guess the Squeeze version is . . . okay enough . . .

KristiMyers said...

The 9:30 Club was a great show. I was there, in the front row, having the best time. Although I don't have a setlist, I do have some comments and photos from the show on my blog at myspace page:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction
=blog.view&friendID=41682514&blogID=426486264

Photos are here:

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?
fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=
41682514&albumId=2231143

(Copy and paste the links into your browser to get there. Or, go to http://www.myspace.com/kristimyers and click on my blog or pics sections.)

To answer John...well, yes, Glenn is getting a bit older. He did turn 50 last year. And he has been performing for about 35 years. But that only makes his energy and voice all the more impressive. Many people reach 50 and find they can't pull off the songs he can. And I will take a 50 year-old Glenn over just about any younger musician any day. His work only gets better with age.

Thanks for the setlist and coverage of the gig. It is always great to see Squeeze highlighted on the internet.