Sunday, 12 February 2017
February #6: Power Pop Emergency? Who You Gonna Call?
I've been meaning to feature some Robbie Fulks here ever since Charity Chic recommended him last year. I bought his Very Best Of collection on emusic soon after and found him to be right up my street: witty, intelligent, story-telling country rock that makes me smile and tap my feet and sing along. I was just about ready to post one of my favourites, Roots Rock Weirdoes, when my old friend Sally pointed me towards a Fulks track I'd not heard before...
6. Robbie Fulks - Fountains of Wayne Hotline
Now, as has been established here many times before, I'm a huge Fountains of Wayne fan. I'm still mourning their demise and secretly praying for a ressurection. They made witty, intelligent, story-telling power pop records that made me smile and tap my feet and sing along... and it's obvious that Fulks is a fan too... even if he appears to have worked out their formula.
Prepare yourself for the greatest Fountains of Wayne tribute / piss-take you'll ever hear...
(This one's for the REAL musos out there!)