Reviews by Genre ‘Pop’

Beg, Borrow & Steal, The Ohio Express

Posted on January 2, 2013

“Beg, Borrow & Steal” is a great pop-rock single. It is obviously based on the “Louie, Louie” chord changes but it employs British invasion harmonies. The Ohio Express is the same band that would go on to score the huge bubblegum hits, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” and “Chewy Chewy” as well as “Down At Lulu’s.” Or was it the same band?

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Carole King, The Legendary Demos

Posted on May 17, 2012

Where much of pop music has been the flavor of the day, true craftsmanship stands the test of time.

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Nick Lowe, The Old Magic

Posted on October 14, 2011

If you pick up the vinyl version, it’s pressed at 45 rpms with wide grooves and it sounds spectacular. Yep Roc should’ve leased the RCA Living Stereo logo for this release.

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The Bird & The Bee, Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall & John Oates

Posted on July 5, 2010

Our little bird, Inara George, told me that she and her musical partner Greg Kurstin believe that Hall & Oates are masters of their art. I first took it as a rather tongue in cheek statement in regard to other musical masters like Bacharach & David or Goffin & King.

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Marshall Crenshaw, Jaggedland

Posted on April 6, 2010

Artist: Marshall Crenshaw Title: Jaggedland Label: 420 Records 17771, 2009 Genre: Pop / Power Pop Unofficially, rock and roll has been around for about 55 years. in different evolutions, from rockabilly to psychedelia, from soul to funk, punk to grunge, rap to hip-hop, it has been a music of youth and rebellion. Songs about cars, […]

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