Monday, January 07, 2019

Will Our Mystery Guest Enter and Sign In Please?

From 2016, please enjoy Jimmy Eat World and their quite ragingly beautiful "It Matters."



I've never really paid attention to those guys before, and the reason I bring them up now is because one of my youthful friends, who's also my Saturday afternoon bartender, was playing the album that song is from at work last weekend, and when the chorus came on it instantly reminded me of another song hit -- probably from the 80s -- that I could not and still can't readily remember the title of, or the band that did it.


Obviously, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize© will be awarded to the first reader who figures it out.

8 comments:

wayne fraizer said...

"Hearts" Marty Balin.

steve simels said...

That's not the one I was thinking of, but now that you mention I hear the resemblance.

steve simels said...

That said, I remain convinced it was some New Wave or synth-pop band.

MJConroy said...

Can't place it. I've always thought they have one of the worst band names ever (and I like Toad the Wet Sprocket's name!).

steve simels said...

The fact that if you do it alphabetically it comes out as JEW troubles me.

Ken J Xenozar said...

"My Saturday afternoon bartender". A whole short story in that phrase. I can't place the song you are looking for. It is a very nice melody and harmony. Not that it would make you happy, but I am going to guess you are looking for a song from Sting's early solo albums.

Mark said...

Sounds very Tears For Fears-ish. And China Crisis-ish. But with fuller and more contemporary production.

By the way, Jimmy Eat World's 2001 single, The Middle, is one of the great power pop songs of all time. Not as good as The Green Pajamas' Kim The Waitress, but almost as good.

The Middle is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKsxPW6i3pM

Kim The Waitress is at https://youtu.be/KGAQJI-BBs0

And Material Issues' better know version of Kim is here at https://youtu.be/kS5oa5IPSX0. A GREAT video.

Alzo said...

Somehow, the chorus is reminding me of 'Black Hole Sun.'