Marilyn is the Belle of our Ball...
Marilyn- The Popes Hi We're The Popes
Atmosphere- Velvet Crush Teenage Symphonies To God
What's In It For Me- Hoodoo Gurus Purity Of Essence
Love In a Hurry- The Proof It's Safe
Beautiful Amnesia- Visqueen Message To Garcia
Spit It Out- Brendan Benson The Alternative To Love
I've Got Rock- The Tweeds Perfect Fit
Holding My Breath- Mad Turks Cafe Istanbul
^Army- Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
Legal Tender Love- The Pop Go!
Baby Snatcher- The Moondogs Imposter Single
Lookout- Cheap Trick Cheap Trick
Best Chance- Big Star In Space
After Hours- The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
*Living a Lie- The dB's Repercussion
*Perfect Light- Arrogance Mondo Montage
*Shock Therapy- The Spongetones Beat and Torn
*Co-star- Let's Active Cypress / Afoot
Little Boxes- Teenage Head Teenage Head
Baby You're A Fool- The Names Why Can't It Be 45
Long Goodbye- London Cowboys Animal Pleasure
Mass Romantic- The New Pornographers Mass Romantic
Step By Step- Poison Squirrel Step By Step 45
Modern Times- Code Blue Code Blue
>Ruby- Sneakers Sneakers
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind- The Dickies Stukas Over Disneyland
Rock'n'Roll Millionaire- Blue Ash Front Page News
She- The Taxi Boys The Taxi Boys
You Can Borrow My Car- The Necessaries You Can Borrow My Car 7"
Love Affair- The Tearjerkers Love Affair 7''
Brighter Worlds- The Connells Welcome To Comboland
^Power Pop Peak: #17 Billboard Modern Rock Chart 6/1/99
*SacroSet: North Carolina Power Pop
>Power Pop Prototype: 1976
As I've said many times before, the late 70's/early 80's was an amazing time for music- I don't think I'll ever see another like it. Past SacroSets have documented scenes from that era in places like Seattle WA, Kansas City MO, Boston MA, Milwaukee WI and Davis CA as well as in states like Illinois and Ohio. For this week's show I headed down south to North Carolina.
Thanks in large part to world class universities in Winston-Salem (Wake Forest), Chapel Hill (UNC), Durham (Duke) and numerous other schools like Raleigh's NC State, culturally North Carolina seems to have a lot more going for it than its neighbors Virginia or South Carolina. Witness all the great Tar Heel State Power Pop I played tonight:
- The Popes, Arrogance and Sneakers from Chapel Hill;
- The dB's, Let's Active and Ben Folds Five from Winston-Salem;
- The Spongetones from Charlotte;
- The Connells from Raleigh.
|Chris and Alex at CBGB in 1977|
rock was breaking on the stages of CBGB's and Max's Kansas City. Having already started independent label Car Records for the Sneakers EP, Stamey went on to put out some legendary records by Chris Bell of Big Star, Peter Holsapple (his soon to be bandmate in The dB's), as well as The dB's debut 7" "I Thought You Wanted To Know."
Even now, I think about how cool that place was. Yes it was filthy, roach ridden and robbed three times (once when Frank was sleeping in a bedroom) but I
|16 Westland Ave, |
post 1990's restoration
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ALL KINDSA GIRLS #41