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Glenn Tilbrook

For the past three decades (albeit punctuated by periods of inactivity), Glen Tilbrook has been the co-frontman of Squeeze, the sophisticated British pop band, along with musical partner Chris Difford. Often called "the Lennon and McCartney of new wave," the songwriting team is responsible for such classic songs as "Tempted," "Black Coffee in Bed" and "Goodbye Girl." During Squeeze's off periods, Tilbrook records and performs as a solo artist; his latest album, credited to Glen Tilbrook and the Fluffers, is Pandemonium Ensues, released earlier this year. On Monday, Oct. 19, at Club Congress, he'll perform songs from it, as well as past favorites. Marianne Keith opens at 8 p.m.; $15; 622-8848.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

T. Rex at the Lewisham Odeon, in May 1971.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

It's Never Too Late! by Nine Below Zero.

How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?

15,000.

Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?

No, I do not download, but I listen to dublab.com.

What was the first album you owned?

The Monkees.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"Music to Watch Girls By" by Andy Williams.

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

Silence.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

The Beatles, because they made me aware of the possibilities of experimentation.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Pandemonium Ensues by Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers.

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