Monday again?!? No better time for Squeeze and 'Black Coffee in Bed'
Even though Squeeze had been putting out consistently great music for years, they never cracked the American Top 40 until MTV made Hourglass as smash in 1987. If it was not for video, who knows when I would have heard about Squeeze as my introduction to the English band was in 1982 on HBO's Video Jukebox with Black Coffee In Bed.
Even though Black Coffee In Bed was a popular on video and one of the best songs recorded about infidelity, the single only made it to No. 103 on the US Pop Singles Charts. The stylish video shows the band in back drop house windows that always reminded me of The Brady Bunch opening credits. While the video shows the band singing backup, the backup singers for the chorus are actually Elvis Costello and Paul Young.
Squeeze has reformed and still performs but has yet to make good on their promises to release new material.