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Studio album by Squeeze
Released February 1980
Recorded 1979 in Chelsea Olympic Studios, London
Genre Rock, new wave
Length 36:14
Label A&M
Producer John Wood, Squeeze
Squeeze chronology
Cool for Cats
East Side Story
Singles from Argybargy
  1. "Another Nail in My Heart"
    Released: January 1980
  2. "If I Didn't Love You"
    Released: 1980
  3. "Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)"
    Released: April 1980
  4. "Farfisa Beat"
    Released: September 1980 (Denmark/Germany), February 1981 (Switzerland)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
Smash Hits 9/10[3]

Argybargy is a 1980 album by the British new wave group Squeeze. It would be the last album featuring founding member Jools Holland until Squeeze's first reunion album, 1985's Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti. Argybargy peaked at number 32 in the UK Albums Chart, spending 15 weeks in that listing.[4]

The track listing below is from the original UK LP release. On the American release, the song order was changed slightly, with "If I Didn't Love You" moved up to the first track of the second side, but the order otherwise remaining the same.

In 1997, the CD was released in the UK with two bonus tracks, as part of the Six of One... box set. The set included the band's first six studio albums, each digitally remastered. These CDs were made available for individual purchase in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)" – 3:58
  2. "Another Nail in My Heart" – 2:56
  3. "Separate Beds" – 3:21
  4. "Misadventure" – 2:56
  5. "I Think I'm Go Go" – 4:18

Side two[edit]

  1. "Farfisa Beat" – 2:57
  2. "Here Comes That Feeling" – 2:12
  3. "Vicky Verky" – 3:12
  4. "If I Didn't Love You" – 4:11
  5. "Wrong Side of the Moon" (Jools Holland, Difford) – 2:25
  6. "There at the Top" – 3:46

Bonus tracks (1997 CD reissue)[edit]

  1. "Funny How It Goes" – 3:49
  2. "Go" – 4:12

2008 deluxe edition[edit]

Argybargy was re-issued in 2008 as a two disc deluxe edition. The first disc includes the original album, the two bonus cuts from the 1997 reissue, and seven additional bonus tracks.

  1. "What the Butler Saw" ("Pulling Mussels" b-side)
  2. "Someone Else's Heart" (Previously Unreleased Version)
  3. "Pretty One" ("Another Nail in My Heart" b-side)
  4. "Going Crazy" ("Christmas Day" b-side)
  5. "Farfisa Beat" (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
  6. "Library Girl" (Demo)
  7. "If I Didn't Love You" (Glenn Tilbrook Demo)

The second disc contains a concert recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on 9 March 1980, plus a US radio commercial for the album.

  1. Radio Commercial
  2. "Slap and Tickle"
  3. "Touching Me Touching You"
  4. "Slightly Drunk"
  5. "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)"
  6. "Hop Skip and Jump"
  7. "Funny How It Goes"
  8. "Another Nail in My Heart"
  9. "Cool for Cats"
  10. "Mess Around"
  11. "I Think I'm Go Go"
  12. "Take Me I'm Yours"
  13. "If I Didn't Love You"
  14. "Strong in Reason"
  15. "Misadventure"
  16. "It's So Dirty"
  17. "Goodbye Girl"
  18. "Up the Junction"
  19. "There at the Top"
  20. "Going Crazy"




Organization Level Date
CRIA – Canada Gold 1 October 1981


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Argybargy - Squeeze | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ "CG: Squeeze". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (6–19 March): 30–31. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 522/3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.