Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"Rain Flowers"

“Rain Flowers”: Power Pop Spawned by The Beatles

The received wisdom is that The Beatles single-handedly invented ‘power pop’ with “And Your Bird Can Sing,” an album track from 1966’s Revolver.  The truth, however, is a little more elusive.  One could point out that “Paperback Writer” – a song that very much embodies the power pop sound –

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"I Say Gooday Goodnite"

“I Say Gooday Goodnite”: Hello Goodbye from NRBQ

I picked up an odds & sods collection of NRBQ tracks – Stay with We – taken from their short-lived stint on the almighty Columbia label.  One tune that I found to be particularly energizing – “I Say Gooday Goodnite” – was identified in the CD’s liner notes as “previously

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