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by DJMurphy
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Growers
Replies: 6
Views: 4922

Even as big of an Elvis Costello fan as I am, a lot of his albums are growers for me. Same thing with Richard Thompson.
by DJMurphy
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Nemesis no more
Replies: 20
Views: 13375

Okay, maybe I don't understand the term 'power pop'. To me, it means catchy, melodic pop songs that are rock/guitar based. Cheap Trick, Sweet, that kind of stuff? Or am I missing it? Hmm, your description is right, but it's sometimes easier to describe it by listing some of the bands that have been...
by DJMurphy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Nemesis no more
Replies: 20
Views: 13375

"Anyway You Want It" is not power pop? Not anymore than I'd call Night Ranger or Styx power pop. And I enjoy music from all those bands. Okay, point taken - ballads were Journey's bread and butter, but they could unleash some pure bubblegum when they wanted to. This is true. Bubblegum can be good, ...
by DJMurphy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Nemesis no more
Replies: 20
Views: 13375

Sorry, QWW made the point about context; my apologies.
by DJMurphy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Nemesis no more
Replies: 20
Views: 13375

I think re-assessment of groups that were our original "glory days" period is inevitable, even healthy. Some songs and groups that I thought were dogshit back then continue to be dogshit now. Others, yeah, I do find myself somewhat more open to their charms. I think for me the $2 used CD bin at my l...
by DJMurphy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: White Stripes reunion
Replies: 13
Views: 11949

The Strokes' Is This It album is still a total winner in my book. It's derivative as hell, sure, but it's still full of great songs. Of course, my version is the UK with NYC Cops and the classic "Smell The Glove" cover shot... ;-) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rHP5mzMM3Kc/SwqYrYYLLAI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/H14bIFQ...
by DJMurphy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Moore vs Albini
Replies: 7
Views: 6888

I'm not sure about the most recent spat, but I googled and finally found the infamous Forced Exposure article where Albini called Surfer Rosa "A patchwork pinch loaf from a band who a their top dollar best are blandly entertaining college rock." http://michaeldempster.com/post/1256694678 Read it, it...
by DJMurphy
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RIP Don Kirschner
Replies: 4
Views: 3574

jaimoe0 wrote:He was the best thing that ever happened to Paul Schaffer.
Nah, Paul's shining moment in my eyes is still his music directorial duties for the Blues Brothers. For a pencil-neck geek, Shaffer really has some great chops; he can't be denied that.
by DJMurphy
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RIP Don Kirschner
Replies: 4
Views: 3574

He was a second-tier rock 'n roll impresario, but he definitely gave us that TV show, the Archies group, and Kansas. Thanks, Don (no sarcasm meant); say hi to George Goldner for us.
by DJMurphy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sven?
Replies: 9
Views: 5827

And nah, Vladivostok was too populted for Sven; he opted for a quiet little yurt deep in Tibet.