Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Populuxe - tape (1990)

To be perfectly frank, not only wouldn't I be sharing this one with ya'll, I probably wouldn't have purchased it to begin with were it not for the inclusion of a cover of the Flamin' Groovies quintessential "Shake Some Action."  For better or worse, this strummy Buffalo, NY duo were coming from a far different place than the Groovies.  Instead, Populuxe's stripe of acousti-pop is even more economical than say, the Posies Failure.  As far as powerless pop goes, I still find merit in these tunes, though it took multiple listens to garner much of an appreciation for them.  Lightweight religious connotations crop up on "Under My Feet," but not enough to scare me away.  I dunno.  Give 'er a listen and feel free to share your thoughts. 

01. Lady May
02. Mr. Knight
03. Poodle King
04. Hey Hey Claire
05. Shake Some Action
06. Under My Feet
07. Skinny Boys



evr said...

Bill Scott was the singer of the legendary Ramrods and Matt McGillvery (sp?) was one of the finest drummers in town back then. Was fortunate to join them on guitar for a show once back in 1990. Thanks for posting this!

spavid said...

You're welcome. Didn't know anything about them, let alone there the Ramrods connection.

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Buffalo Music Archive said...

Please add this to your next round of re-ups. Thank you and happy holidays!