Re: Band ID - USA meets British Invasion
posted at 11/22/2011 10:10 AM EST
In Response to Re: Band ID - USA meets British Invasion
[QUOTE]Power Pop. I get it! Go All The Way. The guitar riff at the beginning and bridge , is power (straight up rock and roll, man), and then the verse and chorus is pop. Cool. But that "pop" melody is pretty sweet, and the harmonies are drop dead gorgeous. Nice pluck
Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]
You tell em, Professor. Thanks.
Well, they have a couple of albums titled, "Power Pop" -- volumes 1 / 2.
Have recordings with Ryko (see, I just connect the dots and kept the theme of Ryko from previous thread - I like the label, no denyin it)
"Quick: what undersung band has been cited as a crucial influence by Springsteen, Kurt, Courtney, KISS, Joan Jett, Mötley Crüe and at least two Sex Pistols? It's the Raspberries, arguably the most influential power-pop group ever to emerge from west of the Atlantic... Entertainment Weekly"
"Little-heard and criminally under-appreciated by the masses since their mid-70s demise (who's running those classic rock radio stations, anyway?), the Raspberries in their heyday produced a string of jangly tunes and dense harmonies as sweet and sticky as a tootsie-pop, influencing later power poppers like Matthew Sweet and Teenage Fanclub, and endearing themselves to fans and fellow musicians--Bruce Springsteen contributes reverent liner notes to this release, and John Lennon is pictured in the CD booklet in his Raspberries sweatshirt. -- Amazon editorial review"
Just the industry buzz. For fun. And yes, Hfx deserves props -- I thought this one would take a while (a few days, Zilla?) - yet again, I should know better. :D