That distinctive organ riff helped make “96 Tears” a classic hit. And its appeal wasn’t lost on other artists, including The Ramones and Aretha.
Love power-pop along the lines of Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe? You’ll want to check out the juicy songs of the Kurt Baker Combo.
Even Robert Plant loves this crazy mashup of reggae, Led Zeppelin…and Elvis.
All three of Big Star’s albums made Rolling Stone’s list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time.” No wonder artists from REM to the Posies cite the band as a major influence.
New Jersey band The Anderson Council has been delivering authentic rock/power pop with hints of the Kinks, the Zombies, DCFive and more. Their new album, “World’s Collide” is worth a listen.