Favorite Power Pop Songs #10 - "Starry Eyes"
February 20, 2017 1:13am CST
Rather than come up with a theme for this latest music countdown, I'm going with a genre of which I am quite fond: power pop. #10 in my Favorite Power Pop Songs series is the classic "Starry Eyes" by The Records. The Records were formed in the United Kingdom in 1978 by vocalist and guitarist John Wicks and drummer Will Birch. The Records served as Rachel Sweet's band on Stiff Records' 1978 Be Stiff tour, after which the group quickly took advantage of the power pop resurgence of the late 1970's with "Starry Eyes." Their debut single, "Starry Eyes" was also made available on the band's 1979 debut album, Shades at Night (simply titled The Records here in the States.) The song is a power pop classic, which the All Music Guide has called a "near perfect" single. "Starry Eyes" performed decently enough for a new, unknown British band, reaching #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, yet remains a favorite of genre fans to this day. In 1992, New York based alternative band Too Much Joy covered "Starry Eyes" on their album Mutiny. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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