Monday, April 28, 2008
The Wayback Machine
Happy Monday time-trippin' ladeez & the other types! Every week we've been pleased to bring you what we like to think of as a Very Special Guest and today, being Monday, is no different. However, today's Guest IS very special, to me. From a band I've loved and respected for a long, long time, knock your gloves together for Steve Stoeckel of The Spongetones!(I'm not sure I've anything to say to you if you don't know (of) 'em!) Now enjoying their 30th year, here's what Rolling Stone said of them back in 1983:
"The Spongetones are aglow with a forward-thrusting musical abandon that recalls the glory days of many of the most familiar British Invasion front-liners, including the Beatles, the Dave Clark Five, the Zombies and the Who....But the SpongeTones' music has little of the rote, dogmatic obeisance of mere revivalism; instead, it sounds like the soundtrack to a party so good it could never happen in real life."
(Editor's Note To Self: Have a party. Soon. Play Spongetones.)
If you're having any kind of inner debate about where Steve would like to go in The Wayback Machine you've clearly not been listening to enough Spongetones. Are you ready, Steve? OK....alright fellas, LET'S GO!
You've been given a one-time opportunity to use The Wayback Machine; what band would you like to see, in what year, and what song would you most want to see them play?
Steve: the year would be 1960, the Beatles in Hamburg, doing "Long Tall Sally."
And now, from their 1982 debut, Beat Music:
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The Spongetones have just released Too Clever By Half, (a follow-up to 2005's Number 9.)Thank you Steve!