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popdude

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  1. I can't think of the Eagles without recalling the hilarious lyrics from Mojo Nixon's tune "Don Henley Must Die" (done not long after Henley's second solo record, I think): He's a tortured artist Used to be in the Eagles Now he whines Like a wounded beagle Poet of despair! Pumped up with hot air! He's serious, pretentious And I just don't care Don Henley must die! Don't let him get back together With Glenn Frey! Don Henley must die! Turn on the TV And what did I see? This bloated hairy thing Winning a Grammy Best Rock Vocalist? Compared to what? But your pseudo-serious Crafty Satanic blot Don Henley must die! Put a sharp stick in his eye! Don Henley must die! Yea yea yea Quit playin' that crap You're out of the band I'm only kidding Can't you tell? I love his sensitive music Idiot poetry, swell You and your kind Are killing rock and roll It's not because you are O L D It's cause you ain't got no soul! Don't be afraid of fun Loosen up your ponytail! Be wild, young, free and dumb Get your head out of your tail Don Henley must die! Don't let him get back together With Glenn Frey! Don Henley must die! Put him in the electric chair Watch him fry! Don Henley must die Don Henley must die No Eagles reunion The same goes for you, Sting!
  2. I stand (actually, sit) corrected. Hey, there's always room for cello, right? Boy, do I feel like a bassoon...
  3. From Wikipedia: Power pop is a musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. The music is characterized by strong melodies, crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements and prominent guitar riffs. Instrumental solos are kept to a minimum, and blues elements are largely downplayed. Recordings tend to display production values that lean toward compression and a forceful drum beat, most often in a dance vein. Instruments usually include one or more electric guitars, electric bass guitar, a drum kit, and perhaps electric keyboards or synthesizers. Badfinger's "No Matter What" (1970), The Raspberries' "Go All The Way" (1972), and The Knack's "My Sharona" (1979) are some of the most commercially successful singles of the power pop genre. While its cultural impact has waxed and waned over the decades, it is among rock's most enduring subgenres.
  4. Where's the Tommy Allen broken drumstick? I'd bid on that!
  5. Wow, when I saw the subject line, I thought this was a thread about the life of my bud TOMMY TUNES!
  6. Hey, what about Yo Yo Ma? (not to be confused with yo mama)
  7. I've seen Seth Swirsky's name bandied about around here, so I thought I would alert you all to a GREAT new CD that he has coming out, under the name THE RED BUTTON. It's performed by Seth and Mike Reukberg (formerly of the Minneapolis-area pop band Rex Daisy) and the CD is a marvelous distillation of all things poppy, jangly and Beatlesque. I received an advance of this gem a few days ago and cannot stop playing it. I think it's due out in early '07, so look out for it!
  8. Maybe they have you confused with the guy that listed Foreigner and The Offspring as power pop...
  9. Make sure you stick with WORLD SO BRIGHT as opposed to his second major label effort, ILLITERATURE; that one's a lot harder rocking and almost grungy in spots. I like it a lot, but it's probably not the best place to begin investigating Adam Schmitt if you're among the uninitiated (although it does contain two of the most devastatingly perfect breakup songs ever, "Thanks For Showing" and "Shreds").
  10. One of the best albums of the '90s that too-few people have ever heard, and regularly available online and elsewhere for less than five bucks...
  11. Foreigner? The Offspring? Power pop? Ay yi yi yi yi....
  12. Great pick! For my money, this is most definitely the song of the decade...
  13. Nice choices, particularly The Keys, which probably only about six people in the U.S. have heard - great album!
  14. 1. PILOT (THE HIT WAS "MAGIC") 2. RICK JAMES 3. GENTLE GIANT 4. "TRUTH" - JEFF BECK GROUP
  15. 12. MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER 13. PHIL SILVERS 18. GOLDEN GIRLS (ANDREW GOLD SANG IT) 11. PETER CETERA AND CRYSTAL BERNARD 17. PHILLIP BAILEY 16. PHIL GARNER 14. 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER
  16. Dick Dale is certainly credited with being the originator of instrumental surfing music - his shows at the Balboa Ballroom (here in the OC, since torn down) are the stuff of legend. From there, Brian Wilson took some Four Freshman-inspired harmonies and ran...although many say that Dennis Wilson (the only real surfer in the Beach Boys) provided the inspiration for the surfing lyrics.
  17. Phil, they were originally called The Crossfires.
  18. I thought that title belonged to Tony Cartmill!
  19. Has there been any thought to perhaps placing "No Hard Feelings" in a Viagra commercial?
  20. Dwight Twilley's 1979 album TWILLEY had songs on it called "Standing in the Shadow of Love," "Runaway" and "Darlin'" - all originals.
  21. "Silent Night" - The Dickies "Christmasland" - The Spongetones "You Gave Me" - Herb Eimerman "The 12 Days of Christmas" - The Boys "Merry Christmas Will Do" - Material Issue "Homo Christmas" - Pansy Division "Feliz Navidad" - The Beatmas
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