Chris Difford and Squeeze partner, Glenn Tilbrook, have both come out with solo productions but fans seem to favour Difford's intelligent lyrics and catchier melodies. I was instantly reminded of Wainright's cabaret style; the witty lyrics well meshed with the melodies. This album is a rather eclectic with almost naked revelations about who Difford really is. Fortunately this looks to be a profitable show; songs like "Cowboys are My Weakness" has potential for future media productions and "Playing with Electric Trains" is just strangely interesting and enjoyable.
This is a very relaxed album, not much rocking going on but very easy to listen to. The first track, "Tight Rope", is more then justifiably catchy; it sets a precedent that the rest of the songs attempt to live up to. "Lamas Fayre" is a story, both interesting and melodic. "Parents" is wonderfully melodic and melancholy – perhaps Difford saved the best for the last. All in all, there are enough high points to cover any of the slow times.