Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Tearaways - Ground's the Limit - 1997

While the Tearaways could've easily faded into power pop oblivion, their charming, ringing power pop came to the attention of some of the right people. Especially notable is that the haunting "Jessica Something" was included in Rhino's genre-defining Poptopia series of power pop classics of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, even though the Tearaways were still relative unknowns. It endeared them to the right audience: The rabidly cult following of power pop leeched on and this album became a bit of a left-field hit. The Tearaways' sound is obviously indebted to '80s jangle pop -- especially Let's Active and the dB's, but their alternately haunting and punchy pop songs have charm that's all their own. "Jessica Something" is certainly not the only highlight: As the rocking "For Free" or ringing "I Can't Get Through" prove, the Tearaways certainly have quite a few good songs in them. -AMG


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between this one and "See The Sound"?

. said...

Curty! Where've you been? And don't give me that "just out" line. We've been sitting here by the phone - do you know how worried you make us? You can't make a call? Have you been drinking? Curty! CURTY!

(FX: door slams)

Anonymous said...

It's 102 degrees outside and no Secret Saturday: I must be in Hell!

csm said...

So sad... no Secret Saturday this week... ruined the weekend

TimfromGR said...

Okay, is it time to send out the search parties? Curty Ray usually lets us know when he's going to be taking an extended leave.

Anonymous said...

Hi, just concerned and checking for news, like the other comments here. Hope all is well with you outside of the blog.

Marc

Theabs06 said...

Hope all is well, looking forward to more great posts!

Anonymous said...

A new Shoes album has been released and no Curty Ray to be found...for shame!!

bobbysu said...

thank you very much

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