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In February 1980: UK band Squeeze released their third studio album, ‘ArgyBargy’, on A&M Records; it contained two of the much-loved group’s all-time classics in “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” and “Another Nail in my Heart”; it would be their last album featuring founding keyboardist Jools Holland until Squeeze’s first reunion album, 1985’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti’...

Written and recorded after the band’s successful sophomore release, Cool for Cats, the album’s lyrics were written by Chris Difford while living with his wife in New York City. The band reunited with Cool for Cats producer John Wood and, after Glenn Tilbrook composed music for Difford’s new lyrics, Following the Cool for Cats tour, Chris Difford married spent the summer of 1979 in the US with his wife. There he wrote over forty new lyrics, inspired by his new marriage and his time spent in Greenwich Village. He recalled, “I would sit in the flat all day while [wife] Cindy went to work and this fluidity of lyricism came gushing forth. The whole of the “Argybargy” album came in one fell swoop and lots more besides that never saw the light of day.

“Argybargy” has seen critical acclaim from music writers. Chris Jones of BBC Music called the album “their crowning achievement” and “a masterpiece of kitchen sink pop,” concluding, “If you’re going to own at least one Squeeze album, this has to be the one.  Argybargy doesn’t stay in one place; it’s restless and crackling with colours… with “Argybargy” it was clear that Squeeze were at the top of the pack among new wave popsters, and that their sardonic yet lively voice was unique among any pop group before or since.

The album has since been recognized as a classic of new wave and features multiple of the band’s most famous songs, including “Another Nail in My Heart,” “Pulling Mussels (from the Shell),” and “If I Didn’t Love You.” 

In February 1980: UK band Squeeze released their third studio album, ‘ArgyBargy’, on A&M Records; it contained two of the much-loved group’s all-time classics in “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” & “Another Nail in my Heart”; it would be their last album featuring founding keyboardist Jools Holland until Squeeze’s first reunion album, 1985’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti’...

Written and recorded after the band’s successful sophomore release, Cool for Cats, the album’s lyrics were written by Chris Difford while living with his wife in New York City. The band reunited with Cool for Cats producer John Wood and, after Glenn Tilbrook composed music for Difford’s new lyrics,Following the Cool for Cats tour, Chris Difford married spent the summer of 1979 in the US with his wife. There he wrote over forty new lyrics, inspired by his new marriage and his time spent in Greenwich Village. He recalled, “I would sit in the flat all day while [wife] Cindy went to work and this fluidity of lyricism came gushing forth. The whole of the Argybargy album came in one fell swoop and lots more besides that never saw the light of day.

 Argybargy was released in February 1980. It spent 15 weeks on the UK Albums Chart,  Argybargy was the first Squeeze album to also chart in the US, Taken from their third studio album, ‘Arbybargy’ (A&M Records), UK band Squeeze released the single “Another Nail In My Heart” (backed with the non-album track “Pretty Thing”); early copies came in a picture sleeve & clear vinyl; it climbed to #17 in the UK but the group would once again strike out in the US (where the B-side title was changed to “Pretty One”)… 

Squeeze:

  • Chris Difford – rhythm guitar, vocals, lead vocal on “Here Comes That Feeling”, co-lead vocals on “If I Didn’t Love You” & “I Think I’m Go Go”
  • Glenn Tilbrook – lead guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Jools Holland – keyboards, vocals, lead vocal on “Wrong Side of the Moon”
  • John Bentley – “Bass guitar”
  • Gilson Lav – drums

Wolf Alice perform “You’re A Germ” on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC Two (20th October) Duran Duran and Little Simz also performed on the BBC Two music variety show), were among the musical guests on Later… With Jools Holland on Tuesday night. The north London band performed ‘You’re a Germ’ from their Mercury Prize-nominated debut album ‘My Love Is Cool’.

CHVRCHES released their highly anticipated debut “The Bones of What We Believe”. last year To promote the release of the record, the band stopped by Later…with Jools Holland to perform two songs off the album. During those latter months of the year they covered  Whitney Houston, and forcefully called out online misogyny. After all that, the Scottish trio’s next move was relatively low key Vocalist Lauren Mayberry led the band through energetic though fairly straightforward renditions of “The Mother We Share” (above) and “Lies”.

 

 

The War on Drugs is an American indie rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 2005. The band consists of Adam Granduciel (vocals, guitar), David Hartley (bass), Robbie Bennett (keyboards), Charlie Hall (drums), Jon Natchez (saxophone) and Anthony LaMarca (guitar).

Founded by close collaborators Granduciel and Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs released their debut studio album, Wagonwheel Blues, in 2008. Vile departed shortly after its release to focus on his solo career. The band’s second studio album Slave Ambient was released in 2011 to critical acclaim and extensive touring.this year the band released the album “Lost In A Dream”.

Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters on “Later Jools Holland”  28th October 2014 there were two songs broadcast “Turn It Up” and “Little Maggie”

It was first reported that Robert Plant’s new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, would be debuting at 2012’s WOMAD festival. An intimate warm up gig was then announced in Gloucester on 8 May 2012 to a crowd of 400. Although it was initially reported that there were 10 members of the band, along with Plant the band consists of former Strange Sensation members, In July 2012, the band released a download live album called Sensational Space Shifters  “Live in London” . This album featured a mix of Strange Sensation and Led Zeppelin reinterpretations as well as covers and a spot by Patty Griffin.

Robert Plant then announced the upcoming release on 8 September 2014 of ” Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar” his tenth solo album and the first studio one with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. Plant and his band have also announced an small UK tour.

 

On Jools Holland show last night Sharon Van Etten American singer songwriter from Brooklyn perfomed the song “I Know” solo on piano, Van Etten has a new album “Are We There” released in May this year.

Future Islands performed their classic hit song last night on Jools Holland show last night with the amazing dancing of frontman Samuel T Herring, a performance very similar to the appearance on Letterman Show earlier this year.

Ryan Adams played on the new series of Jools Holland last night,