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Category Archives: Power Pop

Rage And Melody: Bob Mould Après le Deluge

Bob Mould, along with his seminal hardcore band Hüsker Dü, carved a sonic path in the 1980s that would define the alternative rock style of the 1990s. Bands like The Pixies and Nirvana were shaped by the melodic but raging distorted power-pop Mould and his bandmates pioneered. In 2011, the guitar-wielding musical alchemist, at 50, […]

The Scientist ( Coldplay Cover ) 09.27.10

I was already a Coldplay fan by the time their second album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) came out, having purchased their first album, Parachutes (2000), and having played it to death. I was so caught up with life and work at the time the second album came out, I just didn’t […]

Rain ( The Cult Cover ) 10.06.09

The Cult‘s Love album from 1985 provided the soundtrack to my second year at Sheridan College. She Sells Sanctuary was the song we all danced to (at R.P.M., the space in Toronto that now houses The Guvernment), but Rain, Revolution, and Love were the really cool songs that core followers of this band knew were […]

Music Reviews June 2005

Nonesuch Records brianwilson.com Released (in North America) September 2004 ***** (5 out of 5 stars) It only took Brian Wilson 37 years to complete SMiLE. It was worth the wait. The legendary co-founder and mastermind of the Beach Boys began and almost finished this project in the summer and autumn of 1966. It was to […]

Canadian Homegrown Talent 2002

A great Canadan singer/songwriter Mantler is about to release his second cd on the German TomLab label. It’s part Bacharach, part early 70s blue-eyed soul, a fusion of all that is good about perfect pop, and all Chris Cummings. Your contact should watch out for it. Also, veteran Toronto band Wayne Omaha are almost finished their […]