"I'm on Fire" by Dwight Twilley Band
Guess I'll just be on a Twilley kick today- But Twilley don't mind. Here's a live version of the classic "I'm on fire" one of my faves. These guys pretty much rule the school of Oklahoma powerpop- I believe Co-worker said he thought this sounded like updated Big Star? maybe? Arrgghh can't get the mp3 to insert! Help!
"All" by The Tom's
from The Tom's
This 1978 record is the Brainchild of Tom Marolda. It was recorded entirely by him (ala Emit Rhodes, Paul McCartney) in 3 days in his basement studio in New Jersey. Filled with catchy hooks and beatlesque harmonies- not one loser on the whole record. This is a classic Pop record! Highly reccomended! I'm really surprised that his is'nt a more well known record. The production quality is'nt that great (some over use of compression etc.) but for a dude doing this all by himself in THREE DAYS- it's amazing!
"Red Lights" by The Marbles
from The Marbles
The Marbles were a band from NY formed in 1976. They were part of the CBGB's "middle tier" opening for the ramones, television etc. Their sound was unique in the fact that it was probably the most Pop/ Girl group harmony inspired stuff coming from that particular scene. This particular track is full of Middle eighth harmony parts and interesting piano and guitar interplay very similar to what you'd find on a shangri-la's record. To me what makes it a stand out is that the guy's are'nt that great of singers so everything sounds like it's on the verge of collapsing at any moment.
"Houses" by Elsye Weinberg
Got this re-issue of Elsye Weinberg's album- what a great album- sort of a Linda Perhacs type of thing. This track was one of the bonus tracks on the album and includes none other than Neil Young playing guitar! such a little stunner here!
"Long Song Comin" by The Winkies
from The Winkies
Ok All you Eno-Philes, here's my first eno-related TOTD! The Winkies were Eno's backing band for his first post -roxy music single & subsequent tour for "Here come the warm jets" . They were apparently the glammiest of the "pub-rock" bands at the time. The record is a pretty stonesy affair with lots of slide guitar rock and 4 on the floor boogie. A nice little record!
"Little Stars" by Oister (Dwight Twilley & Phil Seymour)
from Teac Tapes
Just got the early Dwight Twilley demo's- Little stars is the standout for me- nice little pop melody and nice harmonies between Twilley & Seymour. Interesting to hear these early tapes.
"Would'nt I be someone" by Bee Gee's
from Kick in the head (unreleased LP)
Found this album in my soulseek inbox last night night- holy crap! How come this acoustic driven 1972 beegee's gem never came out! the whole thing is amazing!
"Free and Easy" by Rick Springfield
from Mission Magic
This track from Rick Springfields soundtrack to the 1973 animated show "Mission magic" is a nice slice of Soft Rawk to enjoy my friday morning internet noodling ! and also to get me primed for an evening of pinball! what the hell happened to this guy- why did he turn so crap in the eighties?
"Wayside" by Artful Dodger
from Artful Dodger
some nice powerpop from the first artful dodger record circa 1975- super catchy tune, one of those songs that just gets jammed in your head. and for sooty these guys are from Fairfax, VA
"The Christian Life" by The Move
Bought a weird old DVD of the Move and the Small faces on a record buying trip w/ ryan chim. busted it out last night and totally tripped out on seeing the Move playing the Louvin bros./ byrds christian life and doing a somewhat decent version of it! also loved the comments given about Roy Woods style by Coworker!
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