So speaking of Rhino reissues, as I was yesterday:
I also got -- in the same package the merry mailman delivered those Pretenders albums -- an ominous looking black-jacketed copy of
Unbreakable (A Retrospective 1990-2006) by the Afghan Whigs. A band, I'm embarassed to admit, I've heretofore taken pretty much no notice of whatsoever.
Silly me. Behold (from said album) this clip of the Whigs' minor key wails-from-the-crypt version of the Supremes' "Come See About Me" -- it shouldn't work, but boy does it ever anyway. And color me extremely impressed.
Dang, these guys are good -- obviously, I'll have to check out the rest of the CD.
Postscript: A coveted PowerPop No Prize to the first reader who guesses how this post provides a clue to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.