Cool for Cats (album)

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Cool for Cats
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Studio album by Squeeze
Released 9 April 1979
Recorded 1978
Genre New wave, rock
Length 38:12
Label A&M
Producer John Wood & Squeeze
Squeeze chronology
Squeeze
(1978)
Cool for Cats
(1979)
Argybargy
(1980)
Singles from Cool for Cats
  1. "Goodbye Girl"
    Released: 2 November 1978
  2. "Cool for Cats"
    Released: 9 March 1979
  3. "Up the Junction"
    Released: 18 May 1979
  4. "Slap and Tickle"
    Released: 31 August 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]
Smash Hits 9/10[4]

Cool for Cats is the British new wave group Squeeze's second album, released in 1979. Cool for Cats contains four UK hit singles,[5] more than any other album the band has issued. The album peaked at number 45 in the UK Albums Chart, spending 11 weeks in that listing.[5]

Its 1997 CD release, as part of the Six of One... box set contained two bonus tracks. This collection included the band's first six studio albums, each digitally remastered. In 1998 the six CDs were released individually.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

  1. "Slap and Tickle" – 4:27
  2. "Revue" – 2:30
  3. "Touching Me Touching You" – 2:25
  4. "It's Not Cricket" – 2:35
  5. "It's So Dirty" – 3:11
  6. "The Knack" – 4:34
  7. "Hop, Skip & Jump" – 2:46
  8. "Up the Junction" – 3:12
  9. "Hard to Find" – 3:37
  10. "Slightly Drunk" – 2:41
  11. "Goodbye Girl" – 3:08
  12. "Cool for Cats" – 3:39

Bonus tracks (1997 reissue)[edit]

  1. "I Must Go" – 2:16
  2. "Ain't It Sad" – 3:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Glenn Tilbrook - composer, digital remastering, lead guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Chris Difford - composer, guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jools Holland - keyboards
  • Harri Kakoulli - bass
  • Gilson Lavis - drums
  • John Wood - arranger, producer
  • Brian Humphries - engineer
  • Andrew Lumm - engineer
  • Geoff Halpin - original sleeve design
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff - artwork
  • Janette Beckman - photography
  • Mark Hanauer - photography
  • Chuck Beeson - cover design
  • Cindy Marsh - illustrations
  • Michael Ross - art direction
  • Roger Wake - digital remastering

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1978 "Goodbye Girl" UK Singles Chart 63
1979 "Cool for Cats" UK Singles Chart 2
1979 "Up the Junction" UK Singles Chart 2
1979 "Slap and Tickle" UK Singles Chart 24

[5]

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
BPI – UK Gold 1 May 1979

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Cool for Cats - Squeeze | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ "CG: Squeeze". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  3. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Squeeze". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  4. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (22 March – 4 April, 1979): 31. 
  5. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 522/3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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