April 22, 1982
The British band Squeeze began its United States tour with a performance in the Vassar Chapel, preceded by another band from Britain, Flock of Seagulls. "Well," wrote Karen Masiello '84 in The Miscellany News, "the concert of the semester happened on Thursday, April 22, when Flock of Seagulls and Squeeze appeared in the Chapel. It was quite an evening." Although both bands were relatively new to American audiences, Squeeze, a London band, had four albums to its credit, while Flock of Seagulls, from Liverpool, had just released its first, eponmymic collection.
"Flock of Seagulls," Masiello noted, "has talented musicians playing in a lively, danceable style.... Tunes like "Modern Love," "Telecommunication" and their new single "I Ran"were very well received. About Squeeze, well, there isn't enough good that I can say. The show combined songs from their already-released albums with songs from the new album, Sweets From a Stranger, to be released on May 11. Squeeze was just what I expected.... I hate to say this, but it looks like...I'm not a critic..... My notes from the show are covered with words like 'Superb!' 'Stunning!' 'Wow!' and 'Excellent.'"