Mittwoch, 3. September 2014

What Happened To Power Pop # 3

In my opinion power pop's biggest impediments to mainstream success was that there were so many other genres in the 70s/80s that relied on brisk tempos and great guitar hooks - often delivered by bands that had more of a sonic edge or a distinctive look. In the U.S. the first wave of neo-garage bands were active in reviving 60s rock. One of them were New York's The Fleshtones. A band that got famous while they played at CBGB's and Max's Kansas City in the mid 70s. This song is taken from their fantastic 1982 album Roman Gods and has all a power pop song should have: easy arrangements, a powerful guitar hooks and a melody that will stay in your mind. And The Fleshtones added a harmonica to their songs what made them more special.

The Fleshtones - Stop Fooling Around


Brian hat gesagt…

I got into this band in my early teens because lead singer Peter Zaremba hosted a great show on MTV called I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge. I wanted his hair and spent a couple of years trying to emulate it.

Walter hat gesagt…

Zaremba's haircut is hard to copy/emulate. Hope you got over it ;-)