Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tommy Keene: Isolation Party
As a keeper of the '60s pop rock flame during the synth-pop days of the 1980s, Tommy Keene put the non-existent Washington, D.C. power pop scene on the map with a series of EPs and eventually several albums for a major label. Years later, now recording for the reputable indie label Matador, Keene is still sticking to bright, chiming guitars and quick, catchy tunes. Though no single cut stands out as the obvious "hit," the cumulative assemblage of tracks such as "Long Time Missing," "Getting Out from Under You," and "The World Outside" make for an extremely pleasurable trip down power-pop lane. --Rob O'Connor

Entertainment Weekly
[S]inger-guitarist [Tommy] Keene continues to crank out the kind of minor gems he's built his rep on.... Power-pop enthusiasts should find plenty to admire in these melodically acute tunes, although true highlights are in short supply.

1. Long Time Missing 4:38
2. Getting Out From Under You 3:20
3. Take Me Back 4:44
4. Never Really Been Gone 3:29
5. The World Outside 3:21
6. Einstein's Day 4:43
7. Battle Lines 5:11
8. Happy When You're Sad 3:32
9. Love Lies Down 3:44
10. Tuesday Morning 2:37
11. Waiting Without You 3:55
12. Weak And Watered Down 4:15
13. Twilight's In Town 3:39

24MB, WMA 9.1, 51 Minutes

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What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
I will repost from my readers anything someone sends me as long as it is either out of print or something that's not from someone else's blog. If you want to share a link for a cool item on your blog, or someone else's, please feel free to post it in the comments........

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