Now here’s a band we haven’t discussed yet — Squeeze.

Today’s Bootleg City consists of live cuts from 1980 and 1981, the period leading up to and around East Side Story, pretty much universally acknowledged as the band’s best and most successful album. These just fell into my hands a few days ago, so I haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet, but they’re supposed to be soundboard recordings, and in any case, I’ve had a couple of Squeeze requests, so…enjoy!

Tracks 1-12 live at The Ritz, 7/26/81:

Another Nail in My Heart
Take Me, I’m Yours
I Think I’m Go Go
Is That Love?
In Quintessence
Pulling Mussels from a Shell
Slap & Tickle
Labelled With Love
Messed Around
Goodbye Girl

Tracks 13-19 live at The Paradise, 1980:

Pulling Mussels from a Shell
Messed Around
It’s So Dirty
Goodbye Girl
Up the Junction
There at the Top

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