Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Squeeze - Live In Oxford, UK, 1981

This is Squeeze back in 1981, and to make you feel as old as I do, this concert was performed a couple of years after 'Cool For Cats' was released, and almost a year after Jools Holland left the band, you know the score 'oh how time flies'.

This includes some of the best Squeeze songs from their early years, and goes to show just how good a live act they have always been.

This concert was performed at the Oxford Polytechnic on the 15th May 1981.

Source: BBC radio FM broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 @320kbps.

Genre: New Wave, 'Indie' pop & rock.

Set: Almost the complete set recorded by the BBC (two songs missing).

Set List:

1. Take Me I'm Yours
2. Another Nail In My Heart
3. Separate Beds
4. Slightly Drunk
5. Out Of Touch
6. I Think I'm Go Go
7. Is That Love
8. Heaven
9. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
10. Yap Yap
11. Cool For Cats
12. Up The Junction
13. Messed Around
14. Goodbye Girl

('To Many Teardrops', and 'I've returned' and 'Slap And Tickle' are missing from the original BBC recording, otherwise it is the full concert recording).

Links: Official Site HERE. Informative Wikipedia HERE.

Comments: Back in the 1970's & 80's the BBC use to record live (pop/rock) concerts for broadcast predominately on Radio One, and also press the recordings as live transcription discs (12inch vinyl albums), that were sold on under copyright to other radio stations to broadcast.

In my younger days, and sadly unaware of the historical value of these recordings, I visited the BBC department who looked after these items (for my then employer), and the person I was dealing with offered to lend me any of the recordings I chose for the weekend, if I wanted to hear them at home.

It is with hind site one of those personal 'if only' moments in life, still at least they continue to surface as bootlegs, and I bet there are a good number of these discs sitting in ex BBC staff's record collections.

Replacement download link in comments below - or just click on the picture above (11th January 2010).

Purchase: MP3's - Squeeze

10 comments:

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey Mike!

this one worked for me OK, many thanks

Bill said...

another excellent pick. Saw Glenn Tilford in Chicago and he blew us away all these years later.

Hammer said...

Wow...thank you thank you thank you...love it.

Anonymous said...

i tried to extract this and it had an error, only 2 songs were downloaded. any password? or any help you can give would be appreciated. thanks.

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...
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Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry it worked! Only thing is Slap and Tickle is corrupt and won't download. Otherwise a great show.

Anonymous said...

no, it looks like 1st anonymous was correct; i've tried several times on different p.c.'s, mac's, & different browsers. always same results: file incomplete or corrupt. always only 2 tracks complete - "pulling mussels" & "separate beds"

gotta say this site unbelieveably well-maintained & off-the-scale quality!!!

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

REPLACEMENT LINK (11/01/2010):

http://www.flameupload.com/files/9GOOXJJG/Squeeze_-_Live_At_Oxford_Polytechnic_1981.rar

Re-uploaded by Beehive Candy Bloggers

Anonymous said...

Magnificent site.
So many memories.
Thank you.