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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Spring is the Time for Power Pop

posted by on May 8 at 14:48 PM


For maximum enjoyment of sunny spring days in Seattle, listen to these songs, in this order, all day long.

1. Cheap Trick, “Come On, Come On” (studio version)
2. The Lightning Seeds, “All I Want”
3. The Lightning Seeds, “Pure”
4-13. The entirety of Marshall Crewshaw’s Field Day
14. Cheap Trick, “If You Want My Love”
15. Cheap Trick, “Surrender” (live version)

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Love, love that Lightning Seeds record...

Posted by Murph | May 8, 2008 3:03 PM

Oh I'm so happy to hear that. I had it on cassette back in the day, then just tracked down a used CD copy last week, and god it's great.

Posted by David Schmader | May 8, 2008 3:11 PM

I've never heard Lightning Seeds.

However, "Hot Love" from Cheap Trick's first album is the greatest rock-n-roll song ever recorded.

Posted by Paulus | May 8, 2008 3:17 PM

Also, thanks for including something from One on One, a criminally overlooked album.

Posted by Paulus | May 8, 2008 3:20 PM

"If You Want My Love" is one of Cheap Trick's greatest, I think, but I have no particular love for One on One as a whole. I intensely dislike their cartoon-porn material ("She's Tight," Woke Up With a Monster). And then there's "The Flame"...

Does the great stuff still manage to eclipse the crud? The great stuff is greater than the crud is cruddy, so I imagine so...

Posted by David Schmader | May 8, 2008 3:40 PM

I, too, listen to Pure about a thousand times a day (give or take) when the weather gets nice like this.

Also, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards by Billy Bragg.

Posted by Abby | May 8, 2008 3:42 PM

I luuuuv "She's Tight", but I'm like that. That other stuff you mention didn't happen till years later.

I made the mistake of buying The Doctor at some point. Yikes!

I'm throwing on the first album as soon as I get home.

Posted by Paulus | May 8, 2008 3:52 PM

What, no, "Another Girl, Another Planet?"

David Schmader, have you lost your mind?

Posted by Jeff Stevens | May 8, 2008 4:02 PM

im digging Nick Lowe "Breaking Glass" @ the moment

i'll find that Lightning Seeds joint, i aint hip

Schmader let's party!

Posted by lar | May 8, 2008 4:25 PM

If I could get into a time machine back to 1979, and transform myself into a hot babe, Robin Zander and Tom Petersson would be my ultimate three-way.

Posted by Madashell | May 8, 2008 5:15 PM

@10. Weird. Bun E. Carlos and Rick Nielsen are mine. Both wearing just suntan pantyhose so you can see their junk all squished up.

Posted by bronkitis | May 8, 2008 7:47 PM

Bronkitis: Marry me.

Posted by David Schmader | May 8, 2008 11:56 PM

Fastbacks' "In The Summer" needs to be on that list. In fact, replace "Field Day" with the entire "Very, Very Powerful Motor" disc and you might be on to something.

Posted by Sick Man of Europe | May 11, 2008 4:55 PM

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