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Early Wynn

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  1. We have a bunch of Christmas CDs, and to be honest, I only like a handful of songs. Springsteen's Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Bryan Adams' Run Run Rudolph, and the Ramones' Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight). One CD I love is called something like a Live Christmas Extravaganza. It was a benefit show at the Stone Pony from maybe 10 or 15 years ago, headed up by Glenn Burtnick. It's got Marshall Crenshaw, Willie Nile, Lenny Kaye, and a bunch of other people that I can't remember. That gets played a lot every year.

    Regarding Raspberries doing a holiday song, how about covering Big Star's "Jesus Christ"?

  2. This has nothing to do with 12 string guitars, but I saw the Searchers in 1983 at the Chestnut Cabaret in Philly and it was one of the absolute best shows ever. There couldn't have been more than 75 people there and you would have thought they were playing in front of 10,000. They played two completely different hour + long sets with lots of good stories in between. And they played a lot of songs from their two outstanding Sire albums from 1980 and 1981. I just thought I'd throw that in.

  3. Since I really didn't follow much top 40 stuff during the 90's, I'll mix in some of my favorite album tracks.

    Tommy Keene - Compromise

    Ginblossoms - Follow You Down

    Marshall Crenshaw - Fantastic Planet of Love

    Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch

    The Figgs - Favorite Shirt

    Cheap Trick - Say Goodbye

    Jason & the Scorchers - Self Sabatage

    Steve Earle - Hard Core Troubadour

    Posies - Dream All Day

    The Knack - No Matter What

  4. I thought of a million album tracks, but I narrowed it down to top 40 songs (although I don't think Surrender ever made the top 40).

    Baby Blue - Badfinger

    Surrender - Cheap Trick

    Glory Bound - The Grass Roots

    GATW - Raspberries

    I Need to Know - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

    Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

    Just What I Needed - The Cars

    Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

    My Sharona - The Knack

  5. I saw another post about a new 20 song power pop compilation containing Overnight Sensation. I thought I'd put together my own 20 song Power Pop CD. I tried not to pick the obvious, but in some cases there was no choice. So here you go:

    Badfinger – Just a Chance

    Raspberries – Tonight (Live)

    Big Star – September Gurls

    Cheap Trick – Say Goodbye

    The A’s – Girl that I Love

    Dwight Twilley – Alone in My Room

    Paul Collins Beat – All Over the World

    The Figgs – The Trench

    Plimsouls – Oldest Story in the World

    20/20 – Remember the Lightning

    Knack – Oh Tara or Can I Borrow a Kiss

    Shoes – I Don’t Wanna Hear It (Live)

    John Eddie – Please Jodi

    Tommy Keene – High Wire Days

    Posies – Dream All Day

    Gin Blossoms – Follow You Down

    Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl of my Dreams

    Smithereens – Behind a Wall of Sleep

    Smash Palace – Sooner or Later

    Pezband – Love Goes Underground

  6. It was great to hear "All By Myself" at the show Saturday night. I'm curious about the dynamic behind the decision to add solo material to the show. Is there any consideration of any additional solo material being added to the setlist - either Wally's, Dave's or yours? (I guess "It's Cold Outside" could be considered a solo song as well). Thanks.

    Oh, more importantly, I would really hate to see this series go back to Boston. Let's hope they end before midnight.

  7. I prefer a small club to any of the bigger places. I thought the HOB in Cleveland was great. It had great sound, and plenty of room for standing in front of the stage. I really didn't like the tables in front of the stage at BB Kings. What a waste of space.


    TLA - Philly (old theater with no seats)

    Troc - Philly (old burlesque house - Marshall Crenshaw called it "a swell dump."

    The Art Museum - DC (it was a great place)

    9:30 Club - DC (just feels like rock n roll)

    Big Mans - Red Bank (I know it closed years ago, but it was a great place to see a show)

    and finally... The Empire Rock Room in N.E. Philly. Another sweaty rock and roll bar.

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