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Live From The Artists Den: Squeeze
Airs Friday, February 3, 2012 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, June 17, 2011
Credit: Courtesy of Allison Murphy
LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN showcases stellar musical performances in extraordinary settings. Each hour-long episode features an intimate, invitation-only concert by cutting-edge musicians. The artists often play a role in picking the venue for these memorable events, which frequently inspire new renditions of songs and special set lists.
“Take Me I’m Yours”
“Loving You Tonight”
“Is That Love”
“Up The Junction”
“Slap & Tickle”
“Another Nail In My Heart”
“Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)”
This season, six freshly produced episodes feature Elvis Costello and The Sugarcanes, Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Robert Plant, Squeeze, and a compilation episode featuring Daniel Merriweather, A Fine Frenzy and Lisa Hannigan.
As teenagers on the South London Scene in the 1970s, childhood friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook formed Squeeze, the pioneering UK band that saw them dubbed “The New Lennon and McCartney.”
Championed early on by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, who produced their debut EP, "Packet Of Three," Squeeze established their position as one of Britain’s most beloved bands with 1979’s "Cool For Cats," setting off a decades-long career that would produce hits in the UK and abroad.
Bryant Park provided a picturesque setting for a secret performance by UK pop legends Squeeze on a warm summer night. The groundbreaking band played hits spanning their career, including “Is That Love,” “Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)” and “Tempted,” in celebration of their latest album, "Spot the Difference," which features new recordings of Squeeze classics.
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