The Paramount, Huntington, Long Island
Following a fine support slot by The Beat, Squeeze breezed on stage with Tilbrook playing the guitar intro to Hourglass before the rest of the band had even taken their places. It was a barnstorming start to a frenetic gig that took in most of their hits and quite a few tracks from their most recent Cradle to the Grave release. Throughout the highlights were the great solos by Tilbrook – he really is a very underrated guitarist but also a great leader. One of my favourite Squeeze songs Electric Trains was slightly rushed and they didn’t do Some fantastic place or Labelled with Love but all other hits were
covered including a fabulous Goodbye Girl and Is that Love. The keyboard player also featured heavily and was mightily impressive.
Enthusiastic from the off and knew the words to all the songs – I had no idea Squeeze were so big on the other side of the pond.
It made me think..
Remember well when Squeeze came on the scene as cheeky chappies. These days it is very much the Glen Tilbrook band with Difford mainly taking on rhythm guitar and background vocal duties -only stepping into the lead role twice in the 2 hour plus show.
Recalling their youthful looks – their current appearances are a surprise – Difford looking like a Librarian and Tilbrook strikingly like a cross between Piers Morgan and David Cameron. Time to grow a beard to shake that off glen.