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on 2 July 2008
Cast adrift by record label A&M, after the poor selling Ridiculous, the embattled Squeeze decided to regroup and release an independent album. Another line-up change saw the surprise departure of long term bassist Keith Wilkinson and the arrival of Jools Holland's younger brother Chris and former Del Amitri drummer Ash Soan.
The band decamped to Glenn Tilbrook's studio, 45 RPM, with a limited budget and a strict time limit (imposed by a jaded and reluctant Chris Difford).
Many of the songs that found their way onto Domino were left overs from Ridiculous or hastily written for inclusion on the album. Not the best way to create a classic record !
Both Difford and Tilbrook have subsequently voiced their dislike for many of the albums songs - Difford being especially hostile - but amongst the poorly realised arrangements, buried vocals and muddy production there is some gold to be found.
The title track 'Domino' swings with panache and a great lyric, 'Play On' is a fine pop song and the rocky 'Sleeping With A Friend' is full of playful lines and a great Tilbrook guitar performance. The bizarre 'Bonkers' features one of Difford's finest vocals and the druggy 'Donkey Talk' has a certain lethargic appeal and groove. Without the backing of a major label and minimal media interest the patchy record, and subsequently lack lustre tour, signaled the end for Squeeze.
Don't get me wrong - i think Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook are amongst the finest song writers the UK has ever produced. Their run of 80's singles and 90's albums is near faultless.
Despite Tilbrook's very best efforts Domino wasn't a great swangsong for Squeeze.
Aparently there is a strong chance of a new album from the newly reactivated band in 2009. Fingers crossed that the magic is still there.
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