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POP Goes The World!

12
Oct 2019

POP Disaster

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By this definition, POP Goes The World is “art” of the highest order.

 

 

 

The Blades

"The Last Man In Europe" 

 

The Blades

"Downmarket" 

 

The Artwoods

"I Feel Good" 

 

The Candyskins

"You Better Stop" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shake Some Action!

"I Didn't Know What to Say"

 

Blondie

"Sunday Girl" 

 

Roy Orbison

"I Drove All Night" 

 

OK Go

"The One Moment" 

 

 

 

 

 

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Secret Powers

"Orange Trees" 

 

Tirso Cruz III

"Better Fly Butterfly" 

 

Blue Ash

"Around Again" 

 

Sea Pinks

"Lake Superior" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Virals

"Strange Fruit" 

 

She's So Rad

"Time" 

 

Hard-Ons

"I'm Hurt I'm In Pain" 

 

Northshore

"Schoolyard" 

 

Night Sun

"No Pressure" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reef

"That's Entertainment"

 

The Three O'Clock

"Feel a Whole Lot Better"

 

Jet Electro

"For Sale By Owner" 

 

Wolf Colonel

"Fantasy Soccer" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cursive

"Art Is Hard" 

 

Coastal Cities

"Relief" 

 

Tame Impala

"Remember Me"

 

Batwings Catwings

"One" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Sonics

"Strychnine" 

 

The Cramps

"Ultra Twist" 

 

Mark Lindsay

"Like Nothing That You've Seen"

 

The 101ers

"Letsagetabitarockin"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Darlia

"Queen of Hearts" 

 

Girlschool

"Race With the Devil" 

 

Mikal Cronin

"Change" 

 

Neutral Milk Hotel

"Holland, 1945"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The New Pornographers

"The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism" 

 

5
Oct 2019

Crying Is Not An Emergency

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Another batch of deceptively buoyant pop songs to lure you into a false sense of overall well being.

 

 

 

Hefner "The Hymn for the Cigarettes" from The Fidelity Wars  (1999)  on Too Pure

 

Rotary Downs "Anthony's Odyssey" from Traces  (2014) on Rookery Records

 

Andrew Bird "Fake Palindromes" from The Mysterious Production of Eggs  (2005)  on Wegawam Music Co.

 

The Lucksmiths "There Is a Boy That Never Goes Out" from Naturaliste on Lost and Lonesome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Sneetches "Pretty Girl" from 1985-1991 1991 on Alias Records

 

Souvenir "En Dis Pas" from Caroline Now!: The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys 2000 on Marina Records

 

Spearmint "Scottish Pop" from A Different Lifetime (2001) on Hitback Records

 

Bubblegum Lemonade "She Only Smiles for You" from Desperately Seeking Sunshine (2019) on Matinée Recordings

 

The Bluebells "Cath" from The Singles Collection (1993) on London Records

 

 

 

 

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The Primitives "Way Behind Me" from Lovely (1988) on RCA Records Label

 

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Young Adult Friction" from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2009) on The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co

 

Caesars "Over 'Fore It Started" from Love for the Streets (2002) on Parlophone Sweden

 

Herzog "Mad Men" from Mad Men - Single (2014) on Exit Stencil Recordings

 

 

 

 

 

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20/20 "Cheri" from 20/20 (1979) on Legacy Recordings

 

Michel Pagliaro "Lovin' You Ain't Easy" from Hit parade on MediaRock

 

The Kik "Elektricitet" from 2 (2014) on Excelsior Recordings

 

The Remains "Why Do I Cry" from The Remains (1965) on Epic/Legacy

 

The Monkees "Circle Sky" from Head (1968) on Rhino

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheap Trick "ELO Kiddies" from Cheap Trick (1977) on Epic/Legacy

 

Sam Page "Naked" from The Slog in Uncertainty (2014) on Sam Page

 

Keys "People Meet People" from Fire Inside (2018) on Libertino Records

 

The Guts "Mystery Dance" from Sometimes You Just Can't Win (2014) on Collectors Club Records

 

Kurt Baker "News At 10" from Want You Around - EP (2012) on Collector's Club Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Get Up Kids "Close to Me" from Eudora (2001) on Vagrant Records

 

The Muffs "Lucky Guy" from The Muffs (1993) on Reprise

 

Cracker "100 Flower Power Maximum" from The Golden Age (1996) on Virgin

 

The Honeymoon Killers "Route Nationale 7" from Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel on Crammed Discs

 

Abwärts "Computerstaat" from Amok Koma (1980) on Rodrec

 

 

 

 

 

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La Sera "Losing to the Dark" from Hour of the Dawn (2014) on Hardly Art

 

Another Sunny Day "Anorak City" from London Weekend (1992) on Sarah Records

 

Black Tambourine "Throw Aggi Off the Bridge" from Black Tambourine (2009) on Slumberland Records

 

Gang of Four "Natural's Not In It" from A Brief History of the 20th Century on Parlophone UK

 

The Monochrome Set "He's Frank" from Fin (2006) on El Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Close Lobsters "Lets Make Some Plans" from Forever Until Victory (The Singles Collection) (2006) on Fire Records

 

The Delaplains "Statues" from Gypsy Blood - Single (2013) on The Delaplains

 

Velocity Girl "Sorry Again" from ¡Simpatico! (1994) on Sub Pop Records

 

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