The greatest band of all time played in Nottingham on Wednesday night. Squeeze fit that bill nicely. Of course the greatest artist of all time is Bowie.

Better than them playing Nottingham – I got to say hello to the band afterwards – like a teenager! They signed the playlist (obviously acquired from the stage!), a drumstick I caught and the Live CD from the night!

I meet my all time song-writing hero!

I meet my all time song-writing hero!

It’s fair to say that they don’t make music like Squeeze make music. The Lennon & McCartney of their time. Enjoy the pictures – but also the sublime lyrics…

Take me I’m Yours…

I’ve come across the desert
To greet you with a smile
My camel looks so tired
It’s hardly worth my while



Take it to the bridge
Throw it overboard
See if it can swim
Back up to the shore
No one’s in the house
Everyone is out
All the lights are on
And the blinds are down


Slap annd tickle

If you ever change your mind
Which you do from time to time
Never chew a pickle
With a little slap and tickle
You have to throw the stone
To get the pool to ripple

Simon Hanson

Simon Hanson

Pulling Mussels

They do it down on camber sands
They do it at Waikiki
Lazing about the beach all day,
At night the crickets creepy

Chris Difford

Chris Difford

Up the Junction

I never thought it would happen
With me and the girl from clapham
Out on a windy common
That night I ain’t forgotten

John Bentley

John Bentley

and … Cool for Cats:

The Indians send signals from the rocks above the pass
The cowboys take position in the bushes in the grass
The squaw is with the Corporal – she’s tied against the tree
She doesn’t mind the language – it’s the beatings she don’t need…

Simply the best.

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