Tag: power pop
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.
We conclude our conversation with Matthew Sweet by asking him some questions submitted by Rockin’ the Suburbs listeners. A lot of you were curious about his collaborations with Susanna Hoffs.
By Jim Lenahan Some 18,000 people packed the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., on a Monday evening—a cold, windy night with wet snow just…