Eric Lohrenz of Lincoln IL is a patron of Rockin’ the Suburbs. And so he gets to be a Guest Star and choose a topic. He contributes to our Perfect Pop list with a classic power pop song by the Vertebrats, a little-known band from Champaign-Urbana IL (once covered by the Replacements).
On Day 3 of the House Party, we ask the Dot Dash guys to make Perfect Pop picks. The choose some gems by the Kinks, the Byrds and Billy Bragg.
Listeners Paul Trap and Nick Scalera join us in the basement to make their Perfect Pop picks. Both are classic R&B songs. Paul goes with the Ronettes, Nick with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.
We wrap up this Perfect Pop Week with three selections from Steven Routledge of Scotland. Plus, some discussion about Teenage Fanclub.
Listener Peter Nordgren of Cornucopia WI calls in with his Perfect Pop selection: a 1990 tune by World Party.
Listener Eric Sbar picks a 1982 English Beat classic for its song-along-ability. Perfect Pop.
Perfect Pop Week continues. Listener Kurt Gallagher nominates Badfinger. Indeed.
It’s celebrity Perfect Pop time. Lee Bains III makes his choice: a 1992 chorus-less story song by Lucinda Williams.
Jesse Jackson, host of “Set Lusting Bruce,” fills in for Jim & Patrick all week. Today, he talks Perfect Pop with fellow music fan Peter Chianca. They play a track by Darlene Love (which was credited to the Crystals) and another by Barry White.
Patrick makes a Perfect Pop pick. He chooses hard-charging song by Kathleen Hanna’s post-Bikini Kill project, Le Tigre. Plus, a lively discussion about fuzz bass with the members of Piramid Scheme.