Friday, November 07, 2008

Cool New Tunes...

Somehow the legendary midwest label "Titan" slipped past me, but it's definitely on my radar now. A tiny indie outfit that released a few power-pop singles and albums in the 70's/early 80's (and one CD in 1997), their stuff has been resurrected on a great 2-CD box set called "It's All Pop!" None of their records nudged the charts or even scored much local airplay, and that's a shame, because a lot of this is just great.

The one semi-famous name involved in this effort is/was Scott McCarl, who joined the Raspberries for a stretch. His power-pop efforts are definitely the most fun, but it's almost all darn good and worth supporting. Amazon's got it, but offers an extra disc of bonus tracks if you get it through them. Plus Not Lame deserves support, too, for offering tons of cool power pop-ish material with great reviews to help you sort the wheat from the so-called chaff.