Thursday, July 31, 2008

And My Mind Split Open

If it's Thursday, it must be power pop gods The Wondermints and their fabulous cover of Smoke's 1967 Nuggets classic "My Friend Jack."

For more of these guys, you could do worse than check out their work as the backup band on Brian Wilson: Live at the Roxy Theatre, which is essentially a two hour distillation of pure joy. And their 1996 covers album Wonderful World of the Wondermints, from whence MFJ derives, also behooves behearing, if only for an astounding pop-metal version of ABBA's "Knowing Me, Knowing You."


megisi said...

Thanks for the earworm, Steve ... I fear I'm going to be feeding Jack sugarlumps all morning.

Won derful stuff.

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dave™© said...

I've seen the Wondermints backing up Wilson live twice now, the second on his "Smile" tour, and lemme tell ya: these kids are every bit as good as "the Wrecking Crew," who performed on most of the Beach Boys' big mid-60s classics.