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Inviting you in for 'Black Coffee' and a chat about our fave UK band Squeeze. Drop a line anytime on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook @coolforcatspod and email: coolforcatspodcast@gmail.com

Cool For Cats: A Squeeze Podcast Amy McGrath Hughes

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Inviting you in for 'Black Coffee' and a chat about our fave UK band Squeeze. Drop a line anytime on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook @coolforcatspod and email: coolforcatspodcast@gmail.com

    Conversation: Dan Rivkin and 'Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti'

    Conversation: Dan Rivkin and 'Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti'

    Few releases in Squeeze history generate as much commentary as 'Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti.' While 1985 saw the band reform with original keyboard player Jools Holland and introduced bassist Keith Wilkinson, this album has had its share of criticisms (from its 'sound' of the period) to praises (the songs!). Dan Rivkin weighs in with his enthusiastic and insightful observations on why this release needs to be revisited from a 2022 perspective and how we can help Squeeze fans appreciate the word 'synthesizer.'

    Dan is the curator of They May Be Parted, a weblog dedicated to an understanding, deep dive of The Beatles 'Get Back/Let It Be' sessions in January 1969.


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Conversation: Tom Skierka and the odyssey of Squeeze bassists

    Conversation: Tom Skierka and the odyssey of Squeeze bassists

    What about that band member who holds a group together with their solid rumblings? Tom and I discuss in 'a round and a bout' way the history of players who have filled the bass role in Squeeze. From Harri Kakoulli to Owen Biddle, we offer up a lively exploration on where each one has fit in, review their unique styles and... theorize on possible 'dream' bassists that could have been! Feel free to offer your thoughts on social media: @coolforcatspod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Conversation: Kit O'Toole and 'Singles - 45's and Under'

    Conversation: Kit O'Toole and 'Singles - 45's and Under'

    *Audio quality for this episode is slightly diminished due to technical difficulties*

    The iconic Squeeze album ‘Singles - 45s and Under’ - gets the Cool For Cats treatment, as I welcome Dr. Kit O’Toole for a hearty discussion on this fan fave. While this release came out in 1982 and covered only a 4-year span, for anyone who wants to get their feet wet in the discovery of the band’s ‘greatest hits,’ this album is for you. Kit and I jump into how and when she discovered this release, make our case with a track-by-track analysis, delve into the often overused comparison to Lennon-McCartney and find that while these songs represent only a fractional timespan in Squeeze history, it’s a conversation that is timely and timeless for anyone who considers themselves a dedicated follower of Squeeze.

    Kit is a co-host for ‘Talk More Talk: A Solo Beatles Videocast’ on Facebook and at talkmoretalk.com and her most recent book is co-authored with Ken Womack ‘Fandom and The Beatles: The Act You’ve Known For All These Years.’ 


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Interview - Amy Pickard, Director 'Glenn Tilbrook: One For The Road'

    Interview - Amy Pickard, Director 'Glenn Tilbrook: One For The Road'

    Welcome to the first of many conversations about Squeeze. In this debut episode, I'm joined by 'rockumentary' filmmaker Amy Pickard. Back in 2001, she put pedal to the metal and hit the highways and byways of America, traveling in an RV with Glenn Tilbrook in one of his many (but certainly not last) solo tours. What followed was a journey not entirely expected and as we discover, this film chronicled not only Glenn's performances but his interaction with fans, his recollections of his days with Squeeze and where he stood in life back in that time. Pickard captured all this and more and in this talk, she also reveals how she started in the music business and her continuing adventures with Squeeze.

    Stream the film at the Coda Collection via Amazon Prime Video: https://codacollection.co/films/glenn-tilbrook-one-for-the-road

    See where Amy is today: https://goodtogopeace.org/

    • 51 min
    An Introduction to Cool For Cats

    An Introduction to Cool For Cats

    In this mini-episode, I go a little more in-depth from the trailer on how we start and where we're headed with the podcast - for all things Squeeze!

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    Cool For Cats: A Squeeze Podcast (Trailer)

    Cool For Cats: A Squeeze Podcast (Trailer)

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