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Argybargy [Japan Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Chris Woodstra
Where Cool for Cats marked a great leap over the debut, Argybargy improved at least that far over its own predecessor. Still a distinctly British band, Squeeze compensated with an incredibly catchy batch of songs that, despite the subject matter, spoke the universal language of bright, bouncy, instantly endearing pop. The acute observations of the British working class were even more vivid -- none so poignant as the classic "Pulling Mussels From the Shell," which offers a series of detailed snapshots of the different walks of life on a seaside holiday, or the often-overlooked courting-to-breakup story-song "Vicky Verky," which nearly matched "Up the Junction"'s ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Woodstra
Where Cool for Cats marked a great leap over the debut, Argybargy improved at least that far over its own predecessor. Still a distinctly British band, Squeeze compensated with an incredibly catchy batch of songs that, despite the subject matter, spoke the universal language of bright, bouncy, instantly endearing pop. The acute observations of the British working class were even more vivid -- none so poignant as the classic "Pulling Mussels From the Shell," which offers a series of detailed snapshots of the different walks of life on a seaside holiday, or the often-overlooked courting-to-breakup story-song "Vicky Verky," which nearly matched "Up the Junction"'s brilliance. Argybargy is simply packed with perfect, timeless pop that stands not only as the band's crowning achievement, but also as a landmark recording of the era. [Universal/Polydor's 2007 Japanese edition included one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2007
  • Label: Polydor Japan
  • EAN: 4988005469144
  • Catalog Number: 1130
  • Sales rank: 224,440

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Squeeze Primary Artist
Jools Holland Keyboards, Vocals
John Bentley Bass
Chris Difford Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Gilson Lavis Drums
Glenn Tilbrook Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jools Holland Composer
Squeeze Producer
John Wood Producer
Chris Difford Composer
Del Newman String Arrangements
Glenn Tilbrook Composer
Andrew Lumm Engineer
Michael Ross Art Direction
Mike Laye Cover Photo
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