Release date
2012
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
12:06

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Little Jack 3:33 12,319
2 Crash 0:00 11,462
3 Caroline 2:32 11,525
4 Mean Old Man 2:59 11,128
5 Dopey Joe 3:02 10,257
6 Wordless 0:00 9,894
7 She'll Make You Cry 0:00 10,083
8 Friends 0:00 9,930
9 Send No Letter 0:00 9,001
10 Jack and Jane 0:00 1,495
11 Louise 0:00 9,451

About this album

Squeeze was the fifth (and last) studio album to be released under the Velvet Underground name. It was primarily written and recorded by singer-guitarist Doug Yule in a London recording studio, following the departures of Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison. Maureen Tucker, while still technically the band’s drummer at this time, was not involved in the recording, reportedly due to cost-cutting measures. The sessions had the help of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, with additional occasional saxophone and backing singer assistance.

Squeeze was recorded in the autumn of 1972 and released in the United Kingdom, France, Germany (1973) and Spain (1974). No singles were taken off it and the album did not chart. Yule assembled a backing band to tour the UK 1972 to promote the upcoming album (a live recording from this tour is included on the 2001 live box set Final V.U. (1971-1973).

Squeeze saw a number of re-issues in France during the 1970s and early 1980s. It has been out of print since, and has not been issued on compact disc. The status of Squeeze in the Velvet Underground’s recorded canon is generally regarded as dubious; the 1995 boxed set Peel Slowly And See includes the four studio albums from the Lou Reed era of the band, but excludes Squeeze. In liner notes, David Fricke dismisses Squeeze as “an embarrassment to the VU discography.”

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  • DissecteDnigger

    Good album, but not VU [∞]

    9 Mar 11:08pm Reply
  • EregantoO

    In fact it isn't even TVU's album ;_;

    2 Mar 9:49pm Reply
  • Quantum_Satis

    A good album, and it`s sad it got such not many listeners...Not loosing in comparison with rest VU albums

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • KingFahtah

    Squeee is the best Velvet Underground album. The other ones are a bit nasty

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Poisonnation

    Its only a bad album by Velvet Underground's standards. Generally, its decent, and I've definitely heard worse *ahem* LuLu

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Pinetreepuller

    Nobody wants a whole album of Lonesome Cowboy Bill. [2]

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    It's nothing amazing but it's still a decent album.

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Un_Autre_Con

    tag: 'classic rock' ...well, that's not very accurate.

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BanconIsGood

    So underrated. [3]

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    At least several of these songs have stuck with me well, honestly. The production is pretty bad, but that's not Doug's fault.

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Giuseppe1987

    Not as bad as advertised, but definitely bland.

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • JessWithSound

    Nobody wants a whole album of Lonesome Cowboy Bill.

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • robertofleck

    It's really not bad, but it's not a VU album.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • IndustrialPit

    I don't know about you, this is one of the better Velvet Underground albums. The guitar on this album has the VU sound. Send no letter and Caroline are top notch songs.

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • tc-obo

    mind you, had it been released as a Doug Yule solo effort, would anyone even listen to it? There's a few decent songs ('Friends' especially) and it's got some nice hooks, but, let's face it, it's pretty middle-of-the-road stuff. Even more so than Lou Reed's first album.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LedZebbelin

    I actually think this album is really good. Sure, it shouldn't maybe go under the name of Velvet Underground, but anyway. It's still a good record. I also must say that the cover is nothing but trippy!

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • tjd9

    I'll agree that Doug Yule should have released it as a solo album or under another name besides Velvet Underground. If he had, this would be a lost classic. This is a damn fine record, not as good as VU & Nico, but right up there behind Loaded.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • lmtsuki

    So underrated. [2]

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ellse

    Nooooooo way I didn't even know there's so much hate for this album. That's so sad. I really love Squeeze!

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • XSeanybOiX

    It really annoys me this was released as a Velvet Underground album and not a Doug Yule solo album.

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
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