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Squeeze - ARGY BARGY (LP) ((Vinyl))
Squeeze: Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook (vocals, guitar); Julian "Jools" Holland (vocals, keyboards); John Bentley (bass); Gilson Lavis (drums).
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
By 1980, after releasing three albums in three years, Squeeze had exhibited everything you'd want to see in a promising band. ARGY BARGY exceeds its predecessor, COOL FOR CATS, just as CATS had exceeded their debut. Everything on this record is in place. The clever and catchy songs of Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford had found their full flower and the band's embellishments and propulsion had grown by confident leaps and bounds.
In short, the band finds a clear and distinct voice on ARGY BARGY. Opening with the one-two punch of "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" and "Another Nail In My Heart," this album keeps up an exuberant pace, but never runs out of breath. Their use of dynamics also helps to bring out the obvious strengths of the songs. This album is an essential pop statement, full of verve, invention, humor and surprise.
- RSD Release Date: n/a
- Genre: Rock