Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oh For Crying Out Loud, It's Yet Another Goddamn Early Clue to the New Direction!

From 1978, and featuring the remarkable Graham Maby (one of the tiny handful of interesting instrumentalists to come out of the New Wave movement) on bass, here's irrespressible tall guy Joe Jackson and his charmingly acerbic "Sunday Papers."



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader to glean the clip's relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

Definitely not holding my breath this time....

13 comments:

TMink said...

Lead bass songs?

I am with you about Maby, he ruled those first JJ albums. Not that Joe is a slouch, but the bass was key.

Same thing with Elvis, but Bruce had Steve as a foil and Maby was more important melodically I think.

Trey - who is limiting himself to one lame guess

Brooklyn Girl said...

Songs with really ugly shoes in the video?

Anonymous said...

Songs about/with references about newspapers/ the news?

ROTP(lumber)

peter spencer said...

Rock songs with reggae/ska grooves?

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Songs mentioning a day of the week in the title or lyric and please don't argue with me about this

steve simels said...

Uh, no, no, no, no and no.
:-)

MJConroy said...

Songs about things that are about to become extinct?

And I agree, Graham is great! That's why I have that album (the 2 disc 10" version with the button!)

Anonymous said...

Musical acts with strongly talented sidemen?

ROTP(lumber)

steve simels said...

Okay, how about a hint....

Hmmm....

It has something to do, as you might figure, with newspapers. Something that you learn if you want to write for one.....

dSmith said...

Who,What,When,Where and How?

Noam Sane said...

Something that you learn if you want to write for one.....

Songs about poor career choices.

steve simels said...


dSmith said...
Who,What,When,Where and How?

2/12/2009 9:41 PM,


I curse you for your pernicious influence!

Actually -- no "how" -- why! 5 Ws!

But yes, that's close enough, and your coveted Powerpop No-Prize is wending its way to you by carrier planaria as we speak!

dSmith said...

This is a dream come true. I'd like to thank the Academy...