Musical coincidences # 330

November 7, 2012

A week or so ago I pestered you with an inordinate number of songs from a Futureman Records sampler. (If you’re curious, the exact number was four. If you’re not curious, then feel free to ignore the previous sentence.)

I’m about to pester you with another one from the sampler, but this time it’s in aid of pointing out a fairly noticeable coincidence.

The song from the sampler, “You Or Michael Brown” by The What Gives, has a melody in it that would be rather recognisable to Squeeze fans:

The What Gives – “You Or Michael Brown (2012) (excerpt)

Squeeze – “Is That Love (1981) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

The What Gives – “You or Michael Brown (2012)

Squeeze – “Is That Love

Song of the day: Squeeze – "In Quintessence"

October 17, 2012

Yesterday’s post contained a fancy word: “quintessence”.

That reminded me of Squeeze‘s splendid “In Quintessence” which is, as far as I’m aware, the only pop song in the history of pop music to have the word “quintessence” in its title:

Squeeze – “In Quintessence (1981)



Song of the day: Squeeze – "Annie Get Your Gun"

May 1, 2012

But at least they did* play this:

Squeeze – “Annie Get Your Gun (1982)


(*Please see yesterday’s post if you have no idea what I’m talking about.)

Song of the day: Squeeze – "I’ve Returned"

April 30, 2012

A recent article on Popdose has prompted today’s song. It was a concert review of Squeeze‘s recent appearance in New Jersey (they’re currently roaming around the United States of Americans). The set list for that night was provided at the end of the post, and I noticed that among all the “I’d love to hear that Squeeze song played live” songs on that list, the following wasn’t one of them:

Squeeze – “I’ve Returned (1982)


Ah well.

Song of the day: Squeeze – "Mumbo Jumbo" (Live At The Fillmore)

April 13, 2012

I was recently over at the Popdose website reading about Squeeze‘s new live album, and at the end of the article was one of the tracks to show just what Squeeze have been up to lately. I just had to pinch it and play it here:

Squeeze – “Mumbo Jumbo (Live At The Fillmore) (2012)

Mighty good.

And I like how singin’ dude Glen Tilbrook laughs at 2:18. (I’m a huge fan of singers laughing in songs. Unless it’s Killing Joke‘s Jaz Coleman. When he laughs it’s scary. Or maybe someone singing a very sad song. It might not be terribly appropriate to giggle during one of them.)

Musical coincidences # 179

February 22, 2012

Here’s another coincidence supplied by Mr. Fabulous. Thanks, old bean!

Exhibit A:

Squeeze – “Tempted” (1980) (excerpt)


Exhibit B:

Diesel – “Tip Of My Tongue” (1992) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

Squeeze – “Tempted” (1980)


Diesel – “Tip Of My Tongue” (1992)


Musical coincidences # 166

January 2, 2012

Today’s Song of the day (see above) is Bleu‘s “B.O.S.T.O.N.”. Before I put it on this blog, I listened to it a few times to make sure that it was suitable. (It was.) And as I listened to it, I noticed a couple of bits in it that brought to mind two other songs.

Here’s the first bit:

Bleu – “B.O.S.T.O.N.” (2010) (excerpt 1)


It reminded me of:

Squeeze – “Funny How It Goes” (1980) (excerpt)


And here’s the second bit:

Bleu – “B.O.S.T.O.N.” (2010) (excerpt 2)


That reminded me of:

Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love (1985) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

Bleu – “B.O.S.T.O.N.” (2010)


Squeeze – “Funny How It Goes” (1980)


Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love (1985)