My brother Bill sent me this one a few weeks back. Can’t get it out of my head!
What I’m Jamming To: Sparky’s Dream
Eating for lunch, Teenage Fanclub is on. Life is good.
What I’m Jamming To: L.A. Girlz
Really loving the newest Weezer single and its quirky, charming video. From the sounds of things, it looks like we may be getting a pretty neat “missing link” type album between the Blue Album and Pinkerton.
What I’m Jamming To: Eagle Rock
Dug up this 1971 hit from Australia by Daddy Cool. What a perfect rock tune, no?
What I’m Jamming To: Rock n Roll Love Letter
Really digging this power-pop anthem from 1974 from Temple-alum Tim Moore. Moore played drums in the first band to feature Todd Rundgren, Woody’s Truck Stop and played in a group called The Muffins before becoming a singer/songwriter. Moore’s “Rock N Roll Love Letter” would become his most well known song and the Bay City Roller’s…
What I’m Jamming To: April 25, 2012
Heard this tune today at Retro Fitness – North Wales. These guys are relatively local, from Westfield, NJ, and pack a powerful punch. Their major label debut “If You’re Young” was released last August and it’s gaining some traction, with some spins on MTV (it still exists) and satellite radio.
What I’m Jamming To: July 19, 2011
Wally Bryson is one of my favorite guitarists ever. He’s got a great sense of timing and a terrific, whimsically-bright sound that can change on a dime to a much harder, driving edge. The way he navigates the guitar makes him perhaps the penultimate 70’s power pop guitarist. After the Raspberries dissolved, Bryson teamed up…
What I’m Jamming To: July 8, 2011
“Garageland” by The Clash is a pretty hip track off of their self-titled debut album that concludes their critically acclaimed first album. The song appears to be a reflection of the rising interest in the group as they made a name for themselves and the challenges of building and maintaining an identity that truly represented…
What I’m Jamming To: July 1, 2011
“Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” by Squeeze is a song that just when I think I have figured out the meaning, I hear something new in the song that makes me think twice. Anecdotaly, it seems be one of the most mislabeled, misheard songs in the history of music; it is also a song that…
What I’m Jamming To: June 28, 2011
The Sweet were half-bubblegum, half-glam, all awesome. Their questionable attire and silly lyrics made them easy targets but also allowed them to sell a lot of records in the UK. While “Ballroom Blitz” is undoubtedly their most well-known song by contemporary audiences, “Fox on the Run” was equally successful, reaching number 2 in the US,…