Thursday, September 17, 2009

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Special 'There's No There There' Edition

From 1979, featuring a riff suspiciously similar to that which animates a certain anthem by one of the more prominent songwriters in New Jersey history (but it's a great song anyway so who cares), please enjoy the irrepressible Bram Tchaikovsky and his fiendishly catchy ode to sex with someone you love (but don't have to dress your best for), the great "Girl of My Dreams."





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

Helpful hint: It's got nothing to do with masturbation. You're welcome.

23 comments:

Sal Nunziato said...

Best Song by a solo act, or former member of a (somewhat) popular band?

Never noticed the riff rip. Damn.

steve simels said...

Noo, but that's a good one I may steal down the line.
:-)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Songs with a ref to sleep in the title.

steve simels said...

Also good. But nooooooooooooooo.
:-)

Peter said...

Artist names referring earlier artists: Bob Dylan, the Little Willies, the Fabulous Beethoven Brothers...

steve simels said...

You left out The Brandos and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. And my personal favorite, Kathleen Turner Overdrive.

But no...
:-)

Anonymous said...

Classical rock & roll.

ROTP(lumber)

TJWood said...

Songs with references to dreams or dreaming?

Mike said...

Perfect pop songs? I supposed that's a little on the obtuse side, though. One hit wonders? It did barely scrape inside the top 40.

Killer harmonies? Bram's songs were like that.

steve simels said...

TJWood said...
Songs with references to dreams or dreaming?



No, but that's the closest so far.

Think: fantasy.

Sal Nunziato said...

"Think: Fantasy"

Songs about me, Ava Gardner, BBQ ribs and Mickey Mantle?

Alex said...

Best songs about sex toys?

Michael said...

songs about wanking

steve simels said...

No, it's a very specific fantasy.

And self-referential, now that I think of it.

Anonymous said...

Wet dreams.

ROTP(lumber)

steve simels said...

No, by self-referential I mean it has something to do with the blog.
:-)

geor3ge said...

Songs by women our Mr. Simels has crushed on at one point or another?

Dutch Canuck said...

To these ears it sounded more Who-ish than Broooce-ish, despite the pinched riff. But who cares? A fine way to spend four minutes.

Specific fantasy. Power pop. Songs about the hot chicks you dream about scoring with if you're a pop star?

WV: prodger. You bet I'd prodger if I were in a band!

dSmith said...

Songs that aren't about masturbation. That narrows it down.

steve simels said...

Uh...I really hate to say this, but it's gonna be a real letdown.

Mea culpa in advance. It's been a rough week...
:-)

dSmith said...

Songs from the power pop era of the early 80's?

Alex said...

Songs on record labels that begin with PO? :)

Edward said...

Songs about blow up sex dolls?