Monday, July 09, 2007

Cool For Cats

This past Saturday, 07.07.07, really was the luckiest of days for fans at an obscure music festival in Kent, England. While the bill for the Return To The Summer of Love Festival promised no more than appearances by Silverwood, Urban Spacemen, Cosmic Charlies and Barry "The Fish" Melton & The Green Ray (no disparagement of those fine acts intended), festival-goers were in fact treated to a surprise set by none other than the newly-reunited Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford of Squeeze. Warming up, no doubt, for their reunion tour of the U.K. and U.S., which kicks off this Thursday night in London, Messrs. Difford & Tilbrook treated the stunned crowd to acoustic versions of seven gems from their formidable catalog, and sounded as good as ever. (Truly, Tilbrook's voice -- among the finest in rock and roll history -- is still a wonder to behold, even though he turns 50 next month.) And to our good fortune, a taper was hooked into the soundboard. Now if I could only find some pictures of the appearance to go with the tunes.

UPDATE: Pictures are here, here and here. (Thanks to David R. for sending them along.)

CHRIS DIFFORD & GLENN TILBROOK - Live at Hawkhurst, Kent, U.K. - July 7, 2007

01 Take Me, I'm Yours
02 Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
03 Is That Love?
04 Tempted
05 Labeled With Love
06 Cool For Cats
07 Up The Junction