Power Pop #8: Frank Blake – Don’t Let Love Pass You By

Still no Scottish pop music on this section. Now that’s just wrong. Let’s leave Sparky’s Dream for the future and start with a little less known tune. There’s some usual suspects behind it though. Frank Blake was basicly Norman Blake and Francis McDonald and they recorded a few songs in the mid 90’s that appeared on the Shoeshine Chartbusters compilation (probably 7 inch single as well, I only own Alex Chilton’s Shoeshine single). Anyway, Don’t Let Love Pass You By is one of my all-time favourites. Maybe it’s not really power pop, but it’s definitely a perfect pop song in my books. I so love the lyrics and I think those words might have had a big influence on me. I listened this songs hundreds of times back in the day and those words really hit me, because I was an incredibly shy boy (and still am) and to me even saying hi to a girl was scarier than watching a Steven Seagal movie marathon. I don’t know can I thank Frank Blake for it, but in the end I did found love and I didn’t let it pass me by.

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A huge thank you + dj set list

A huge thank you to everyone who came to Flavour of The Month last night. I loved every moment of it and all the performers were brilliant. And The Genuine Fakes. Oh my. What a band. The best concert I’ve seen in ages even though Pikku-Torre isn’t the best possible place for such a loud power pop band. I was the DJ and because this evening was a perfect excuse to feel a little nostalgic and play all those power pop classics, that was exactly what I did. Along with some newer favourites like Bobby Emmett and Elvyn. You’ll find the play list below. I might have forgotten a few and it’s not in any order (except that Emitt Rhodes’ Lullabye was the last song).

Flavour Of The Month 3.9.2011

The Posies: Flavor of the Month
The Posies: The Glitter Prize
Matthew Sweet: Sick Of Myself
The Nerves: When You Find Out
Owsley: I’m All Alright
All About Chad: Embarassing Moments
All About Chad: My Sister Hates The Band
Popsicle: Hey Princess
Greenberry Woods: Oh Christine
Tommy 16: Summer Fling
The Choir: It’s Cold Outside
Marmalade Souls: Yeah Yeah!
The Wannadies: Might Be Stars
The Wannadies: The You & Me Song
Farrah: Tired Of Apologizing
Blissfull: Factory Girl
The Vandalias: Hey Kari G
The Merrymakers: Troubled Times
Jack & The Beanstalk: Some Brighter Day
Mellowmen: You Better Leave Now
The Red Button: Cruel Girl
The Bigger Lovers: Bought Your Ghost
Super Deluxe: Farrah Fawcett
The Weakerthans: Tournament Of Hearts
Cheeky Monkey: That Kind Of Girl
DM3: Show You
Teenage Fanclub: Sparky’s Dream
The Minus 5: You Don’t Mean It
Minky Starshine & The Cardinals: Rescue Me
Tal Bachman: She’s So High
Daryll-Ann: Stay
Jason Falkner: I Live
Gigolo Aunts: Where I Find My Heaven
Silver Sun: Dumb
The Raspberries: Go All The Way
The Byrds: I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better
Sloan: Unkind
Elvyn: Lotta Lies
Dawes: If I Wanted Someone
Bobby Emmett: Queen Of Hearts
Bobby Emmett: Still Wanna Be With You
Fountains Of Wayne: A Dip In The Ocean
Lolas: Best Part
The Jayhawks: I’d Run Away
Jonny: Candyfloss
David Bazan: Wolves At The Door
Andreas Mattsson: AA
22-Pistepirkko: I Knew
Bridget: Needless
Mummypowder: Part Of The Fun
Cats On Fire: Mesmer & Reason
The Rollstons: Flannel Blanket
Emitt Rhodes: Lullabye

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The Genuine Fakes (SWE), The Sugarrush & The Wonderminer. 3.9.2011 at Pikku-Torre, Turku.

Some great things happening tomorrow and therefore a reminder is in order. Flavour of the Month club becomes thirteen years old. One Chord to Another celebrates 10th anniversary. And there’s three fabulous pop bands playing. Sweden’s finest power pop group The Genuine Fakes, One Chord to Another’s all-time favourite The Sugarrush and amazing The Wonderminer. I’m really looking forward to it. See you there. I’ll be one (or the only) of the guys that will be playing records in between these great bands. That’s my way of partying hard. Come and say hi, if we have never met (obviously it’s not illegal to say hi even if we have met). Here’s the info in a nutshell.

+ Flavour Of The Month DJ team
Pikku-Torre, Yliopistonkatu 30, Turku
La 3.9. klo 21-03
Liput: 4€

And link to the Facebook Event

NRGM.fi Small Talk with Joey Fake (from The Genuine Fakes)

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