Freitag, 3. Oktober 2014

What Happened To Power Pop # 4


Let me continue this series with a typical American band. The Rubinoos started their career as another High School band playing to dance in the early 1970s in California. They got signed to Beserkley Records among the rest, therefore because informal relations contact with the owner of the label existed. Suddenly they were label mates to Greg Kihn and Jonathan Richman. I listened to a lot of this stuff at this time and I remember some great songs from the publication of this label. The Rubinoos got a little success with a cover version of Tommy James 'I think we're alone now'. It's nice to listen to this song again.

The Rubinoos - I think we're alone now

Kommentare:

TheRobster hat gesagt…

Bloody hell, I used to have this record! Lord only knows how it came into my possession, I was only 6 when it came out. Good to hear it again though.

I love Snuff's version, by the way...

Walter hat gesagt…

I'm gonna check out Snuff' version.

Thank you Robster and have a good weekend

Brian hat gesagt…

Hi Walter. One song that got some airplay over here in America was I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend. It came out a couple of years after the song you have chosen. I had no idea the Rubinoos were still around, but apparently they had a new album in 2010. The last time I heard anything about them was when they sued Avril Lavigne for plagiarism seven or eight years ago. Hope the fellas got a good payday.

gaforsyth hat gesagt…

Excellent excellent song Walter.
George