Thursday, January 14, 2010
Lost Tracks: Volume 2
It wouldn't be uh...ridiculous to say that Squeeze's 1996 release "Ridiculous" is a lost album. Though no longer churning out radio hits and heavily-rotated videos for MTV, Squeeze continued to make consistently solid music, with the modern day Lennon and McCartney, Glenn Tilbrook & Chris Difford, still going strong as one of the best writing teams in pop music. I think "Ridiculous" stands up as strongly as their best work found on classics like "Argybargy" and "East Side Story."
"Temptation For Love," Glenn's duet with Cathy Dennis, is not your typical Squeeze song, though I think it may be the best track on this record. As usual, Chris Difford's heartbreaking, often autobiographical lyrics make you pay attention and Glenn Tilbrook's melody will turn you into a puddle of goo.
TEMPTATION FOR LOVE