Squeeze calls an end to it

Squeeze calls an end to it
Rolling Stone, 1982. No author credited.

In an unexpected move, Squeeze has decided to break up. "The band as a horse has run its course," said the group in a puckish prepared statement, "and the jockeys are considering new mounts". The group also thanked "everyone for helping to prolong (our) adolescence".

No other reason for the breakup was given, and band members declined to speak to reporters. One source said the band's dissolution probably wouldn't affect the longstanding songwriting and performing partnership of Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford - which makes the band's breakup less than a momentous event, since the duo has always been seen as the heart and soul of the British outfit. Before going their separate ways, Squeeze plans to embark on a U.K. tour, to play Saturday Night Live on November 20th and to perform a final U.S. concert at Long
Island's Nassau Coliseum, along with a few Manhattan club dates.

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