Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Unusual split singles +/- EPs

TMBG: Learning Can Be Fun

I’ve always appreciated how They Might Be Giants respect their fanbase and labor hard to provide high value for the entertainment dollar.  While their music has always had strong appeal to a younger demographic, in recent years They Might Be Giants have released albums aimed squarely at the school-age crowd,

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“Washita Love Child”: Jesse Ed & Eric Whatsisname

In The World of Indigenous America, Brian Wright-McLeod writes of the “powwow style” and its influence in popular music, as exemplified by such artists as Jim Pepper, Peter DePoe, and Jesse Ed Davis: “Jesse Ed Davis (Comanche-Kiowa) began his work as a leading session guitarist in the early 1960s when

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Glamour Camp: Pop Progeny

The mid-to-late 80s was an interesting time in popular music in that the children of the “classic rock” generation were just starting to come in their own.  Ziggy Marley and Julian Lennon come prominently to mind, both having enjoyed hits with “Tomorrow People” and “Valotte,” respectively. In 1985 my college

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