Tuesday, 27 of June of 2017

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PT Walkley – The Ghost Of Chivarly E.P. Review

I had the recent pleasure to be one of the select few to get a sneak peek at the upcoming e.p. ‘The Ghost of Chivalry’ by the amazing tune smith PT Walkley. Here’s a quick review of each track so you can get a taste of what you are missing (and will have to wait to hear until the e.p. is released on 2/22/11, but you can pre-order it here).

Love You Dearly – The e.p. kicks off with a sugary sweet mid tempo number that immediately had me grinning from ear to ear as PT filled my cranium with a joyous barrage of ‘la la la la la la’s’, and from the there the song builds to pure pop goodness. As it continues on the melody veers into Abbey Road territory (moody and slightly ominous), only to return to the snappy chorus of ‘la la la la la la’.  This song is infectious, and will put you in a better mood than you were in before listening to it. Great stuff!

This Is The Sound – Ah, sweet perfection. This one immediately made me think of Mott The Hoople’s ‘All The Young Dudes’ when it hit the chorus, which is  a good thing in my book! What the hell? An oboe in the bridge? One of aspects of PT Walkley that makes his music so rich is how he uses string quartets, saws, and a host of other instruments to create a rich, vivid environment on each of his songs. And for that I cannot praise him enough.

Save The World – Nice! This one starts out with more strings and kicks into a guitar driven pop rocker, and veers all over the place until it reaches the chorus which is filled with a wall of horns! The vocal delivery kind of reminds me of the super great band XTC. The song continues to build with lumbering drums and a happy chorus. Another winner here!

This little gem of an e.p. is a winner! And it’s only $5.00, so your basically paying 1.67 per song. It’s worth it! Pre-order your copy today!

Thanks to PT for giving me the chance to hear the e.p. in advance!

As an added bonus, for those of you who are not familiar with PT Walkey’s music I’ll share with you 3 videos from his brilliant ‘concept’ record ‘Mr. Macy Wakes Alone.’ You can listen to the entire record here. Cool, huh?

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PurePop

My good friend Karswell (creator of THOIA and the retro time warp that is andeverythingelsetoo.blogspot.com) turned me on to PurePop a few years ago, so it’s high time I gave him thanks. So, thanks Karswell!

Purepop is the love child of Robin Wills, the former guitarist for The Barracudas. He painstakingly hunts down long forgotten (or never noticed in the first place to be forgotten) 45 singles of all types of bands from the bubblegum/power pop/glam rock era of popular music, and posts the mp3’s of the old, crackly 45’s online for your listening pleasure! It’s one of my favorite sites for discovering new (but old) tunes, and it’s worth checking out!

And in case you didn’t know who The Barracudas are, here’s one of my favorite songs by the band, ‘I Can’t Pretend’.

The Barracudas – I Can’t Pretend

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