When I started www.packetofthree.com ten years ago I intended it to be a place to put on the Internet my Squeeze record collection in the hope that other collectors would see it and I’d be able to learn what else was out there and had been released in far-flung countries by the band’s record company. I didn’t expect that something entirely different would happen, as former members of the band, their partners, friends, relatives, former managers, former tour managers, photographers and in one case even a member of the band’s dad got in contact with me about the site, the band, their music and their memorabilia.
Since then I’ve reinvented www.packetofthree.com to be Squeeze, Difford and Tilbrook – as it happens. The discography slowly got lost in the march of Broadband speed as the small graphics looked old and tired. It was great that last week I figured a out a beautiful technical solution to displaying the Squeeze Discography in a full searchable database with high quality, crisp graphics and full information on every release I’ve discovered over the past 35 years of collecting.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be adding a release at a time as I scan, write and present the ultimate Squeeze discography on the Internet. Did you want to see:
The Polish Postcard picture disc of Cool For Cats?
The New Zealand demonstration copy of Goodbye Girl?
The clear red vinyl copy of Cool For Cats?
Here they all are – with more being added constantly.
So tell me – have you got a black vinyl copy of Up the Junction with brown A&M logo labels? How about a lilac vinyl copy of Up the Junction with brown labels? I’m interested!
Glenn Tilbrook – 20 October 2014 – live at The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
Glenn Tilbrook – 19 October 2014 – live at Hard Rock Cafe, Pittsburg, PA
Glenn Tilbrook – 17 October 2014 – live at Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Glenn Tilbrook – 16 October 2014 – live at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Glenn Tilbrook – 15 October 2014 – live at City Winery, Chicago, IL
Glenn Tilbrook – 14 October 2014 – live at Turf Club, St Paul, MN
Glenn Tilbrook – 13 October 2014 – live at The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
Glenn Tilbrook – 12 October 2014 – live at Solid Dove, Denver, CO
Glenn Tilbrook – 10 October 2014 – live at Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Glenn Tilbrook – 9 October 2014 – live at The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
What did you think? Have you got the limited vinyl release yet from Plane Groovy?
Check it out! Excellent :)
Glenn Tilbrook – 8 October 2014 – live at Last Exit, Phoenix, AZ
Glenn Tilbrook – 6 October 2014 – live at The Roost, Austin, TX
News just in from Stephen Burton:
Calling all those in the UK fond of beat combo Squeeze. Thursday 9th October be near your televisual machines. BBC 4 Top Of The Pops 1979 will feature the Greenwich Greats performing Slap & Tickle. It reached 24 in the hit parade but spent eight weeks on the charts here. This programme does not follow the exact week of that year! Enjoy pop pickers.
If what I’ve seen and heard is true… then anyone going to Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook’s The At Odds Couple Tour is in for an incredible treat!
You have got your tickets haven’t you?
Where will we see you?
Glenn Tilbrook – 5 October 2014 – live at The Kessler Theater, Dallas, TX
Black Coffee In Bed
Photo by Scott Saldinger.
Glenn Tilbrook – 4 October 2014 – live at Minglewood Hall – 1884 Lounge, Memphis, TN
Glenn Tilbrook – 2 October 2014 – live at Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA