Video of the Day #98: Kurt Baker

Time for some power pop action. Last month Kurt Baker unveiled a new video Why You Gotta Lie from last year’s Rockin’ for a Living album/ep. Kurt is definitely one of the good guys. The man has a great taste in music and has covered artists/bands like Nerves, The Vapors, The Knack and Nick Lowe. And most importantly he is able to write great 70’s influenced rockin’ power pop songs that are catchy as hell and a whole lot of fun. This is Why You Gotta Lie.

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Kurt Baker: Rockin’ For a Living

Kurt Baker’s new album Rockin’ For a Living is out on 25th of october on Oglio Records. Kurt Baker was previously in a band called The Leftovers who released some marvelous powerpop/punk/rock’n’roll songs a few years ago (at least Eager to Please was a really good record, that’s the only one I have). I’m not sure has the band completely broken up, but recently Kurt Baker has taken the solo route. He released a covers EP a while back that was produced by pop guru Linus Of Hollywood and contained songs from The Nerves, Nick Lowe, The Knack, Elvis Costello, The Vapors and that artist list certainly shows that this is my kind of guy. The new Kurt Baker originals seem to come from the same place and damn I love people who are heavily influenced by late 70’s power pop / punk / rock’n’roll bands and are keeping that music alive by writing new excellent power pop tunes. A couple of samples from Rockin’ For a Living below. This is a whole lot of fun.

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