Squeeze : Cool For Cats
On March 9, 1979 Squeeze released the single "Cool For Cats" b/w a reworked version of "Model", from their debut album. It would enter the U.K. charts at #33 on March 18 and peak at U.K. #2. Only the following single, "Up the Junction", would score so high. Guitarist and lyricist Chris Difford sings lead on this track, sounding a bit like a Cockney man telling stories in a pub.
On most Squeeze songs, Difford first wrote lyrics and Glenn Tillbrook wrote the music." One where it happened the other way round was "Cool For Cats", Difford tells Classic Pop Magazine. " Glenn had the music for that one and didn’t have a lyric idea, so he gave it to me and I started writing an idea. I sang it and it became a hit but, like all things in Squeeze, it wasn’t planned, it just happened."