NPR logo
Tilbrook's 'Ping Pong' Pop
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3484001/3494086" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Tilbrook's 'Ping Pong' Pop

Tilbrook's 'Ping Pong' Pop

Squeeze Frontman Releases Third Solo CD, Tour Documentary

Tilbrook's 'Ping Pong' Pop
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3484001/3494086" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Hear an Extended Interview with Tilbrook
Only Available in Archive Formats.
CD cover of 'Transatlantic Ping Pong'

CD cover of 'Transatlantic Ping Pong.' hide caption

toggle caption

The 1980s British group Squeeze set a standard for pop music that still sounds fresh today. Former front man Glenn Tilbrook is now a one-man standard-bearer, and he's just released his third solo CD, Transatlantic Ping Pong.

Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook Ebet Roberts hide caption

toggle caption Ebet Roberts

The disc features a Squeeze reunion of sorts: Tilbrook's longtime lyricist Chris Difford wrote words for the Ping Pong track "Where Can I Be Your Friend." Setting aside past animosity, the two musicians recently reconciled and are again in regular contact.

The CD's title refers to the far-flung locations where Tilbrook wrote and recorded the material, including London, New Orleans, Austin and Nashville. The process reflected a wanderlust Tilbrook also exercised on his four cross-country solo tours in the United States in an RV over the last several years.

The first of those tours, in 2001 to support Tilbrook's debut solo effort, has been documented in the film Glenn Tilbrook: One for the Road, released in February 2004.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.