Wednesday, February 20, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Paul Weller "Wild Wood"

Apparently he'd been getting into Neil Young, smoking joints and making pilgrimages to Nick Drake's grave. Paul Weller, Mod icon turned R&B/soul crooner emerged as the UK's preeminent "singer/songwriter" with 1992's "Wild Wood." (Who said 'writer's block?')

Paul Weller - Wild Wood (Mp3)
Paul Weller - Has My Fire Really Gone Out? (Mp3)
Paul Weller - Foot Of The Mountain (Mp3)
Paul Weller - All The Pictures On The Wall (Mp3)
Paul Weller - Hung Up (Mp3)

Washington City Paper visits TVD; Dismisses Entire Genre

Whackjobs (or wait...) actually onto something...?

The Washington City Paper stopped by yesterday morning simultaneously making mention of last Friday's power pop lineup (thanks guys!), then to completely dismiss the entire genre as a whole - saving just Big Star and 20/20 from the trash bin o' pop history. (Both of whom made our Friday Ten, by the way.) "It’s just such an overrated genre. Just go and buy some Big Star and forget the rest" Jason Cherkis opined.

Now, we know many of you zip thru TVD via Power Pop Criminals and The Not Lame Blog (among quite a few others) and the downloads were increasingly high for last Friday's Shots, so the City Paper CAN'T be on to something, or...can it be? The entire genre in utter shite shock? (Because if that's the case, I have some genres on my list to anything ending with the suffix "abilly" for example...) Ahem.