popdude Posted January 13, 2008 Share Posted January 13, 2008 Scott McCarl, along with John Wicks of The Records, will be signing copies of "Shake Some Action" (which ranked the Raspberries' "Starting Over" as the best power pop album of all time) in person next Sunday, January 20. Those of you Southern California Raspberries fans who are in the vicinity of the San Fernando Valley and would like to meet Scott and get an autograph or a photo, come on down! __________ Pop music scribe John M. Borack will be signing copies of his new book, "Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide," on Sunday, January 20 at 2:00pm at Freakbeat Records (13616 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423). Joining Borack at the signing will be power pop titans Scott McCarl (from The Raspberries) and John Wicks (of The Records). Books will be available for purchase at the signing, and those who have already purchased a copy are also welcome to bring it in to have it personalized. Freakbeat Records is a neighborhood record store from the days when shopping for music was fun and adventurous. Half the store is filled with new and used vinyl from all musical genres and you can listen to any used record or CD that is already open. Their selection of compact discs highlights new releases and reissues that the big box stores generally ignore. The early reviews of "Shake Some Action" have been overwhelmingly positive: "A terrific achievement" - powerpop.blogspot.com "Wonderful and breezy...essential." - The Orange County Register "A treasure....really impressive." - Adam Waltemire, Host, Pop Garden Radio - WMEL, Florida The 200-page book is built around Borack's choices of the top 200 power pop releases of all-time (including quotes from many of the artists covered), and also includes a comprehensive essay on the history of power pop by journalist Carl Cafarelli. In addition, there are tons of previously unpublished/rare photographs, as well as a companion CD packed with 24 power poppin' rarities from the likes of The Rubinoos (a cover of Raspberries' "Tonight"), Tommy Keene, 20/20, The Rooks, Chris von Sneidern, Scott McCarl and many others. Most all of these tunes are exclusive to SSA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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