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 version of the song would go number 1 in Canada. This all-time power pop classic features some tasty licks, all performed by Moore.

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 with members of the Rascals to form Fotomaker. “Can I Please Have Some More” is one of their signature songs off of their first record, 1978’s self-titled effort.

If you liked this jam, you may like the following similar jams I’ve been jamming to:

“Starry Eyes” – The Records

“Another Girl, Another Planet” – The Only Ones

“Girlfriend” – Matthew Sweet

“So It Goes” – Nick Lowe

“Welcome to the Working Week” – Elvis Costello

“Who Listens to the Radio” – The Sports