Tag: pop




The New Rhythm and Blues Quartet formed in 1967 and actually was a quintet. Seven years and three personnel changes later, the eclectic rock group found itself in a “classic quartet” mode that remained constant until 1994, when guitarist Al Anderson left for a successful songwriting career in Nashville and was replaced by the bass player’s brother.

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Tears for Fears

Everybody Loves a Happy Ending

New Door/UMe

Released in 1989, “The Seeds of Love” was the last Tears for Fears album with the original duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Orzabal put out two more TFF discs minus Smith (“Elemental” in ’93 and “Raoul and the Kings of Spain” in ’95), which contained some great tunes but simply weren’t as satisfying.

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The Bees

Free the Bees

EMI/Virgin (UK import)

The Mamas & the Papas meet the Beatles and early Pink Floyd, open the Doors and party with the Monkees, while riding a late-model Buffalo Springfield and talking to the Byrds, at the same time shimmying with Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, throwing old Stones at the Standells, planting the Seeds and spreading Love after working out a few Kinks, but not before taking the 13th Floor Elevators to see Moby Grape, abandoning their Chocolate Watch Band for a Strawberry Alarm Clock, only to redeem their Box Tops while acting like Young Rascals looking for some Pretty Things.

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The Polyphonic Spree

Together We’re Heavy

Hollywood Records

What do you do next after folding your rock group following the lead guitarist’s drug-related death?

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StarTime International

Right out of the gate, dios makes their musical philosophy clear: There isn’t a lot of music worth listening to these days, and the best music was made in the late ’60s and early ’70s, so quit wasting your time looking for the next big thing and just groove.

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