U.K. Squeeze

"I think there have been times when A&M has been ready to push us, and we haven't delivered the right record. Or there have been other times, earlier on in our career, when we delivered to the right record, but A&M didn't know quite what to make of us," Glenn Tilbrook told Dave DiMartino.

The only 5-inch vinyl single issued by A&M was 'Another Nail in My Heart/If I Didn't Love You' by Squeeze.

The single "Cool for Cats" was A&M Records biggest selling single in Britain to date in 1979.

From 1972 to 1980, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook wrote between 600 and 900 songs.

The group disbanded in 1982. Difford and Tilbrook went on to record a self-titled album for A&M Records. The album did not sell well and Squeeze was reformed in 1985.

East Side Storytook three weeks to record while its predecessor Argybargy took almost four months, Difford told Billboard.

For Babylon and On, A&M released its first ever 3-inch promotional CD.

Sources
  1. Squeeze's New-Wave Circus. James Henke. Rolling Stone, July 24, 1980.
  2. Squeeze Squeezing Far Broader Style with Costello As Producer. Sam Sutherland. Billboard, July 4,1981.
  3. Squeeze LP Could Be Pivotal in Career. Dave DiMartino. Billboard, September 26, 1987.
  4. Squeeze Play. Fran Fried. New Haven (CT) Register, December 7, 1993.
Recording Years / Label
1978 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Chris Difford 1979-1998 guitar, vocals
Gilson Lavis 1979-1991 drums
Glenn Tilbrook 1979-1998 guitar, keyboards, vocals
Harry Kakoulli 1979 bass
Jools Holland 1979-1980, 1985-1990 keyboards
Name Birth Death
Chris Difford 1954-11-04
Gilson Lavis 1951-06-27
Glenn Tilbrook 1957-08-31
Harry Kakoulli
Jools Holland 1955-01-24
Name See associated acts
Chris Difford Difford & TilbrookSqueeze
Glenn Tilbrook Difford & TilbrookSqueeze
Jools Holland Klark KentSqueezeJools Holland