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all my life?
I was returning from a week in NYC and a live performance was airing gon the inflight satellite. Wow. Charismatic lead singer with a voice very much like that of Gallagher (Oasis).
Damn fine music, too, though a little sugary (perhaps), at least moreso than "O."
I did an Amazon study up and it seems "Pulp" may also be a good avenue of pursuit for my Britpop jones?
Any comments or further recommendations along these lines (the La's, Stone Roses, and Charlatans UK are also known favorites).
You gotta hear Shack. I have an album called "Waterpistol", courtesy of Davey, (not sure if he's around anymore), that is just one great power-pop tune after another. If you like the La's, Waterpistol may well sound like the long lost second La's album.
I heard a rec about four years ago, liked it, sorta, kinda, but I can't say I was bowled over. I think I preferred the Rooney rec which was in something of a similar vein.
I forgot to chide you for lavishing Matthew Sweet with the praise you did while dismissing Elvis Costello. If ya don't like him, ya don't like him, but I think you also tend towards being a contrarian at times. If you're not a fan of his first decade or so, but especially his first four recs, ain't much I can say. Except that you should give Get Happy!!! another chance.
20 songs, 20 hits.
Sweet had a lot of great tools to work with, I just don't think the end product most of the time was equal to the sum of the parts.
Have you heard the Redwalls? Their first rec is pretty nifty. Ditto to Sweet Apple Pie, Dan Sartain, & the Subsonics. But...none measure up to either the 2nd Libertines album, or the last White Stripes, either.
Just got the new Stooges, which wasn't great on first listen but nowhere near as bad as I'd heard. However, if you haven't heard it, I swear, the NY Dolls rec from last year is amazing.
You were in town last week, if I'd known I would've tried to hook up with ya. I actually brought a cousin from out-of-town to the Met, haven't been there in years.
Elvis for years and just can't. I'm not much of a Kinks fan, either, so what can you say? Stooges also have left me cold.
I think Sweet hit the mark with his first three efforts: not particularly deep but great pop music.
Okay, you convinced me to buy Jack's last cd: I own all the others, why not???
I like the first Libs cd so I guess I'll get the second and last, too. I've read many good things about the Babyfaces stuff, as well.
Perhaps the greatest pop cd I've ever heard that went nowhere, sales-wise, is the La's. Sure, that one song got covered a lot but otherwise... I guess the brains behind the group was impossible to work with and hasn't mellowed a bit, ergo his lack of productivity. It's one hell of a one-shot, though.
I'm all museumed-out after a week at the Met, MoMA, Whitney, Guggy, Folk Art and Children's museums.
I forgot you're a Knickerbocker or I'd have contacted.
We stayed on 81st across from the Natural History Museum (2 visits with the little one) and ate a hell of a lot at a great little bakery (Columbus) with wonderful sandwiches and assorted other goodies, all fresh as hell. The girls that work there are a hoot, too, especially the J-Lo-like Latina girl with attitude to spare.
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