Squeeze - Cool For Cats


Squeeze - Cool For Cats

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Squeeze - Cool For Cats
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Studio album by Squeeze (alternate cover non for sale)
Released 9 April 1979
Recorded 1978
Genre New wave, rock
Length 38:12
Label A&M
Producer John Wood & Squeeze
Squeeze chronology
Squeeze
(1978)
Cool for Cats
(1979)
Argybargy
(1980)
 
Singles from Cool for Cats
  1. "Goodbye Girl"
    Released: 2 November 1978
  2. "Cool For Cats"
    Released: 9 March 1979
  3. "Up the junction"
    Released: 18 May 1979
  4. "Slap and Tickle"
    Released: 31 August 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau B
Rolling Stone (mixed)
Smash Hits 9/10

 

  "Cool for Cats" is the British new wave group Squeeze's second album, released in 1979. "Cool for Cats" contains four UK hit singles, more than any other album the band has issued. The album peaked at number 45 in the UK Albums Chart, spending 11 weeks in that listing.

 

Track listing

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glen Tilbrook.

  1. "Slap and Tickle" – 4:27
  2. "Revue" – 2:30
  3. "Touching Me Touching You" – 2:25
  4. "It's Not Cricket" – 2:35
  5. "It's So Dirty" – 3:11
  6. "The Knack" – 4:34
  7. "Hop, Skip & Jump" – 2:46
  8. "Up the Junction" – 3:12
  9. "Hard to Find" – 3:37
  10. "Slightly Drunk" – 2:41
  11. "Goodbye Girl" – 3:08
  12. "Cool for Cats" – 3:39

 

Personnel

  • Glen Tilbrook - composer, digital remastering, lead guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Chris Difford - composer, guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jools Holland - keyboards
  • Harri Kakoulli - bass
  • Gilson Lavis - drums
  • John Wood - arranger, producer
  • Brian Humphries - engineer
  • Andrew Lumm - engineer
  • Geoff Halpin - original sleeve design
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff - artwork
  • Janette Beckman - photography
  • Mark Hanauer - photography
  • Chuck Beeson - cover design
  • Cindy Marsh - illustrations
  • Michael Ross - art direction
  • Roger Wake - digital remastering

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1978 "Goodbye Girl" UK Singles Chart 63
1979 "Cool for Cats" UK Singles Chart 2
1979 "Up the Junction" UK Singles Chart 2
1979 "Slap and Tickle" UK Singles Chart 24

 

Certifications

Organization Level Date
BPI – UK Gold 1 May 1979

 

 

Squeeze - Cool For Cats

UK A&M AMLH 68503 stereo (1979).

Album produced by Squeeze and John Wood.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The album cover (green variant) is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

The album cover has a strong unbroken spine, with very clear legible script.

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