With luck, regular musical stuff resumes on Tuesday.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
I can find no information about these babes whatsoever, but whoever they were and whoever produced that record they're alright with me.
For les raisons évidentes.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
...and Nobel Prize winning voice of a generation and this week's 81st birthday boy (May 24th) Bob Dylan.
Come to think of it, if I recall correctly, they co-starred in the 60s drive-in classic The Fall of the House of Gary Usher.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Seriously, that's a really pretty record. I gotta say, to my delighted surprise, that this Styles kid is really talented.
Monday, May 23, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
Dig a club version of Chuck Berry's "Around and Around." The studio version of which originally opened The Rolling Stones' 1964 12 X 5.
And (originally) from their It's Only Rock 'n' Roll album in 1974, please enjoy a killer live take on Jagger/Richards' oh so cool, catchy and funny reggage-influenced "Luxury."
Okay, the backstory in case you've missed it
In 1977, the Stones put out a double LP in-concert album called Love You Live...
...that pretty much nobody (including me) liked; most of it was recorded in arenas, with lousy sound, the Andy Warhol cover art was lazily tossed-off crap, and the performances were way less than stellar.
LP side three, however, derived from a small club show the Stones had done in Toronto as a warm up for the tour that produced the other sides of dreck, and that club stuff was fricking amazing. And for years, people have been pining for an official release of that whole intimate show.
Et voila! The two tracks above, which derive from said intimate show, and are now from the Stones' new-found (and previously unreleased) masterpiece Live at the El Mocambo 1977.
I should add that said artifact is now one of my two favorite Stones live albums of all time, and -- even more impressively -- one of my four favorite live albums of all time by anybody. (I leave it to you to guess what the other two are).
Have I said wow? Okay -- wow!!!
Have a great weekend, everybody!!!
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The short version: Sometime after that song was released, I happened to wander into NYCD, the fabulous record emporium on Manhattan's Upper West Side that I lived a few blocks away from. The above song was playing on the store sound system at the time, and I had no idea what it was or who had done it and it flipped me fucking out. (I mean -- is that 12-string riff the coolest or what?)
Fortunately, friend of PowerPop and proprietor of the invaluable Burning Wood blog Sal Nunziato was behind the counter at the time, and was able to provide me with the track's backstory.
Bottom line: Thanks, Sal!
Monday, May 16, 2022
The news of the world this weekend has been too dispiriting for me to do any work whatsover.
Regular upbeat music posting resumes tomorrow. Honest Native American.