"Pulling Mussels (From a Shell)" // Squeeze

live on Saturday Night Live, 11/20/82

Squeeze were the musical guests on the infamous “Keep/Dump Andy Kaufman” episode, with Drew Barrymore as the host. I actually signed up for Hulu Plus trial just to watch their performances, (they also did “Annie Get Your Gun”) but no one told me that Hulu doesn’t have the rights to those. So I took this screencap instead, in which you can see Chris, Glenn and Gilson in the background.


And then I cancelled my subscription.

The mp3 is from when Limewire was still a thing. :(

Loud. Nasty. Badass.

Squeeze is a killer group, and I’ll fight send youtube videos and bootlegs to anyone who thinks otherwise.

(via bonus-tunes)


Squeeze - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)

Saw these guys with Fountains of Wayne opening at the Beacon Theatre in New York a few years ago. Shortly after Stacy’s Mom took over the world, I think. It was pretty awesome.

I loves me some Squeeze.

(via party-wok)


Tempted | Squeeze

It’s Monday. It’s raining. It’s OK to stay inside and not do anything.

I said to my reflection, let’s get out of this place.

I got really freaked out for a minute when I hit the play button just now. Apparently, Squeeze went back into the studio in 1993 to redo Tempted for its inclusion on the Reality Bites soundtrack. They added that rhythm guitar and changed the drum sound. Also, more organ. Most notably, Tilbrook’s “I bought a toothbrush” buried before the first verse is gone. And what the heck’s up with the synth pad in there?

I can’t hate on Tempted. It’s just too good. But I will say that the stuff they did in 1993 was probably not the best artistic decision they could have made. That being said, it’s always fun to hear different versions of tunes, so I’m can’t really complain.

What a band.

Is this the first performance by a group with an iPad on national television? It’s a little sloppy, but totally awesome. And check out the drummer twirling his sticks back there…

Glenn Tilbrook’s totally still got it too. Doesn’t sound any different from when the tune was new in 1980.

(Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - 7/14/10)


the hottest club in new york is called BOOOOOOFF

He’s right, you know. I’d like to meet the wise old turtle that looks like Quincy Jones.

But I digress.

Watch out LAX baggage claim. I may not be a midget, but I’ve never let that stop me from anything before.