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Flashlite #467

Best of 2017We begin the first weekly review of the new music and events in the rock world. Tim Lee and Susan Bauer are back, this time under a new band name Bark. Galileo 7 from the Medway area amd Pugwash from Ireland are back with their own brand of refined power pop. Part Time Lover from Cleveland have a new single, and we check out the B-side. We also introduce Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys from Sydney, Australia. We also pay tributes to Fast Eddie Clarke, the last remaining member of Motörhead classic line up. Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues also passed away this month. Oh, and by the way, it’s been 17 years since this little show started out.

MC5 – High School;
Bark – Waste Your Breath;
The Rosewood Brothers – Me we;
The Sadies – Another Season Again;
Gorilla – Preying Menace;
Dorothy – Wicked Ones (Live in CLE);
Curtis Knight Zeus – The Confession;
Moțrhead РMoțrhead;
The Moody Blues – Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
Powerline Sneakers – Signs;
Sprinters – Help;
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Plastic Tears;
The Galileo 7 – You Tear My Mind Wide Open;
Chris Church – intransitive proverb;
Dream Machine – Born of Another World;
Pugwash – Why Do I;
Part Time Lover – Shee-Ra.

Flashlite #174

Sea of BeesIt’s almost summer. The weather is warm, Sun is shining, Venus is crossing. It’s weather for power pop, it’s weather for the Beach Boys. In today’s show we review the most interesting power pop tunes of today and among them, the new return for one of the biggest inspirations for power pop – the Beach Boys. Mike Love, Al Jardine and Brian Wilson are back together with the new album called That’s Why God Made The Radio. Talking about the Beach Boys, we also have the new record for Nelson Bragg, who played with them for awhile. Then we have Pugwash from Ireland who can definitely harmonize like the Beach Boys. Golden Boys are not so close to the beach, they are from Austin TX and their new record Dirty Fingernails is one of the most exciting records this season. New band and a fine example of good power pop are the Successful Failures who named themselves after a Jack London short story and they come from New Jersey. Tom Oberon comes from Connecticut and he’s a one man power pop band called Oberon Rose. His album Wunjo is free of charge on his soundcloud website. Lemon Clocks come from Liverpool and they have deliberately old fashioned sound on their new album Now Is The Time. Sea of Bees are two ladies with esoteric pop sound and finally, Songs For Snakes come from San Francisco and they bland fine melodies with loud guitars.

Utopia – Say Yeah;
Buffalo Tom – Summer;
The Successful Failures – How People Start Sentences;
Guided By Voices – Class Clown Spots a Ufo;
Oberon Rose – One Man Show of Sorrow;
The Golden Boys – We Are Young;
Gentleman Jesse and His Men – Highland Crawler Black Hole;
John Wesley Coleman – Don’t Waste My Time;
Songs For Snakes – St. Mary;
Nelson Bragg – You Could Believe;
Mike O’Neill – Say You Don’t Mean It;
Pugwash – Fall Down;
NRBQ – Here I Am;
The Lemon Clocks – The Bright Side;
Jay Gonzalez – Punch of Love;
John Larson – Billy and Wiggy;
Sea Of Bees – Gone;
Beach Boys – Summer’s Gone.