My brother Bill sent me this one a few weeks back. Can’t get it out of my head!
Eating for lunch, Teenage Fanclub is on. Life is good.
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.
Dug up this 1971 hit from Australia by Daddy Cool. What a perfect rock tune, no?
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.
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.
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: