|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave 80s pop rock alternative british|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlows Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 1957, Dulwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), and Jools Holland (b. Julian Miles Holland, 24 January 1958, Blackheath, London, England; keyboards/vocals) named the band after a disreputable Velvet Underground album. With the addition of Harry Kakoulli (bass; ex-Englands Glory), and original drummer Paul Gunn replaced by Gilson Lavis (b. 27 June 1951, Bedford, England), Squeeze released an EP, Packet Of Three, in 1977 on the Deptford Fun City label. Featuring the tracks Cat On The Wall, Night Ride and Backtrack, it was produced by former Velvet Underground...