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... Based On a True Story

by John Bentley

Squeeze's long serving bass player finally steps into the spotlight with an album of beautifully crafted pop songs, crammed full of hooks and delivered with style. Try this, you won't be disappointed...
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It's Giving Me the Creeps
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2. Closing Time
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3. Elvis & Me
3:15 $0.99
4. Quicksand
3:40 $0.99
5. Kristine
3:46 $0.99
6. You Didn't Care About Love
3:30 $0.99
7. Thief in the Night
4:36 $0.99
8. I Wanna Be Your Slave
3:18 $0.99
9. Civilisation Ho!
4:38 $0.99
10. Things Could Only Get Worse
2:52 $0.99
11. A Mirror Cracked
3:43 $0.99
12. The Hangman
4:03 $0.99
13. Psycho Fun
3:55 $0.99
14. Living in a Bubble
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Album Notes
The Rebel Magazine: John Bentley is best known for being a member of Squeeze. John played bass on all the classic Squeeze albums (ArgyBargy, East Side Story, and Sweets From A Stranger) then left the band for a bit and then came back in 2007 to play sell out shows around the world. He has just released a splendid new record.

The Rebel: Based on a True Story is your 3rd solo album. Are you proud of it, do you think it's your best record yet? John Bentley: "As you can imagine - its a quite a challenge to put out an album of songs that has to stand alongside people like Difford & Tilbrook.(not Difford & Tilbrook but people like them)Now I know how Bill Wyman and Ringo must have felt! ...Based on a True Story is a labor of love, and I am very proud of it."

The Rebel: A lot of the lyrics seem dark - you talk about sinking into quicksand, hangmen wanting to be free, nurses telling you it's going to get worse etc. Are these dark times for John Bentley - or is it that when you're feeling happy you tend not to want to write a song about it? "Yes - some of the lyrics are bitter-sweet. The track 'Things could only get worse' attempts to expose the fragility of the human condition (pretentious moi?) - but it's all tongue in cheek. But I must admit - I always look at the darker side for inspiration. I recently went on holiday with my daughter, and our chosen destination was Transylvania! It was a lot of fun in a creepy kinda way!"

The Rebel: What are your hopes for "True Story"? What next? "Putting out my record ...based on a true story on Vinyl is a dream come true. Having a record deal with Plane Groovy is just ... plane groovy. Anything else that happens with this record will be a bonus. We'd like to hear it played on the radio wouldn't we? And we'd like to play some of the songs from the album live with our beat combo - Officer Bentley. What's Next? I would love to get Bentleys Blog published... as a semi-autobiographical surreal coffee table graphic novel



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