Squeeze “Cool For Cats”

Posted 05 Jan 2011 in 70s, Albums of 1979, Albums of the 70s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool album of the Day (#246 in the Series) is Squeeze, Cool for Cats.

How could a website called “Cool Album of the Day” not have included an album called Cool for Cats until now?  Well here it is.

Cool for Cats is early Squeeze and many consider it to be one of their best efforts.  It contains two of their biggest hits, “Cool for Cats” and “Up the Junction.”  Both hit #2 on the UK singles chart. Two other singles were released, “Goodbye Girl’ and “Slap and Tickle.” No other Squeeze album had as many hit singles.

Squeeze was mainly Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford. They are the only two members that have been with Squeeze from the beginning.  Jools Holland was also a long time member.  On a side note, their current keyboard player is the great Steve Nieve.  What a perfect fit.

Track listing

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

  1. “Slap and Tickle” – 4:01
  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” – 2:59
  12. “Cool for Cats” – 3:29


  • Chris Difford – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jools Holland – keyboards, vocals
  • Harry Kakoulli – bass
  • Gilson Lavis – drums
  • Glenn Tilbrook – lead guitar, keyboards, vocals

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