For Episode 500 of Rockin’ the Suburbs, listeners ask Jim & Patrick the questions. Thanks to everyone who participated.
About a month before his passing, we conducted a long interview with power pop master Tommy Keene. At the end of the interview, we asked him to make a Perfect Pop pick. He choose songs by the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.
A special edition of Fan Mail Friday, dedicated to feedback we received on our interview with power pop master Tommy Keene, who died in November.
The conclusion of our interview with Tommy Keene, conducted at Villain & Saint bar and grill in Bethesda, Md., just two months before his sudden passing. In this segment, Tommy talks about working with Paul Westerberg and Robert Pollard in the ’90s, plus his biggest regrets in his music career.
Our interview with power pop icon Tommy Keene, conducted just a couple of months before his sudden passing, continues with talk about his ’80s solo career, including his major-label stint with Geffen.
Be sure to listen to Part 3 tomorrow.
Tommy Keene unexpectedly died on Nov. 22 at age 59. Just two months earlier, we had the great fortune to interview the power pop icon over drinks and dinner at Villain & Saint in Tommy’s hometown of Bethesda, Md. He was just off a tour opening for Matthew Sweet, and this may be Tommy Keene’s final interview.
In this first of three parts, Tommy talks about his early days in the Razz and other bands, before his solo career began.