Monday, April 20, 2015

Dany Laj and The Looks - Word On The Street. NEW ALBUM


Montreal based Dany Laj and The Looks have released a new album that will have you salivating at every track. “Word On The Street” has its feet firmly rooted in Power Pop but has no qualms about drifting off in tangents towards rock and roll, country, surf, even a bit of Clash styled Reggae. That is not to say that this album is all over the place, it isn’t, it is perfectly crafted and comes together beautifully.
Track One, “Small Town Kid” is a classic Power Pop affair, written about songwriter Dany growing up in a small town in Northern Canada. in my experience, living in Sweden, some of the best musicians here come from small towns where there is little to do and after finding music and deciding to play music, they become incredibly good musicians and songsmiths, and that, is certainly true in the case of Dany Laj. All the songs on this album are well crafted, energetic and filled with more hooks than an Ikea warehouse, melodies that will draw you in and engage you in singing along, long before you are even slightly familiar with the lyrics. Dany Laj is ably backed by Jeanette Dowling on the bass and backing vocals and Lewis Handford on Drums, a better rhythm section you couldn’t ask for This album is made up of ten tracks that are all killer with no fillers among them and will certainly be topping the end of year lists by radio stations and bloggers.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #79



#79

The Youth - Viscious (Nothing But The.... LP)
Thee Milkshakes - I'll Use Evil (The Knights Of Trashe LP)
The Yardbirds - I'm Not Talking (For Your Love LP)
The Popdogs - Kissin' Alicia (Cool Cats For Podogs LP)
Ride - Like A Daydream (Single)
Redd Kross - Ugly Town (Show World LP)
Roy Head - Treat Her Right (Single)
The Paragons - The Tide Is High (Single)
Best Coast - When I'm With You (Single)
Jared Lekite - Five Seperate Lives (Single)
The Supernaturals- My Sweet George (360 LP)
James Clark - Blow Up A Go Go (Blow Up A Go Go Vol.1 LP)
The Allusions - Looks Like Trouble (Anthology 1966 - 1968 LP)
T.C Folkpunk - Whenever I sink My Teeth Into You
Kurt Baker - Don't Steal My Heart Away (Single)
The Yum Yums - If I Ever See You Again (Whatever Rhymes With Baby LP)
Psychotic Youth - Elevator Girl (Single)
Al Wilson - The Snake (Single)
Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor (Single)
Wesley Fuller - Melvista (Single)
Red Temples - Spring (Queen/Spring/Intrepid LP)
King Jartur And His Lords - Talulah Does The Hula (Single)
Dot Dash - Rainclouds (Earthquakes And Tidal Waves LP)
The Left Banke - She May Call You Up Tonight (There's Gonna Be A Storm LP)
Blondie - Dreaming (Eat To The Beat LP)
The Loons - Miss Clara Regrets (Single)
The Mobbs - My Erotic Thought (Garage Punk For Boys LP)
The Thanes - Dishin' The Dirt (Dishin' The Dirt LP)
The Arrogants - Mr Devil (Introducing..... LP)
The Yardbirds - My Girl Sloopy (The Yardbirds LP)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ice Cream Man Power Pop And More Radio Show #78



Desmond Dekker and The Aces - 007 Shanty Town (Single)
The Sonics - The Witch (Here Are The Sonics LP)
Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running (Single)
Fabienne Delsol - I Feel So Blue (On My Mind LP)
The Prisoners - Take You For A Ride (The Last Fourfathers LP)
The Undertones - Mars Bar (The Undertones LP)
The Stooges - Search And Destroy (Raw Power LP)
The Vapors - Spring Collection (New Clear Days LP)
The Theme - Here She Comes (Single)
Galileo 7 - The God Of Gaps (Single)
New Street Adventure - The Big AC (Single)
The Ravengers - Talkin' To You (Good Time Girls And Naughty Boys LP)
The Singles - Love Is Just A Game (Start Again LP)
The Spongetones -(My Girl) Maryanne (Single)
Instant Flight - Dazzled Eyes (Around The Gates Of Morning LP)
The High Numbers - I'm The Face (Single)
The Time Sellers - Nothing What It Seems (Single)
The Arkaics - Always The Same (Single)
The Belltower - Lovin' You (Single)
Irene - Stardust (Kids at the club LP)
Hotel Cosmann - Life (Single)
The Soul Engines - Just Like Me (Closer Still LP)
Boys School - Talking To Myself (Boys School LP)
The Cavaliers - Hold On To My Baby (Single)
Detroit Land Apples - I Need Help (Single)
Division Of laura Lee - LAX (Violence is Timeless LP)
The Sha La La's - Your Blind Soul (EP)
The Mop Tops - I Tried (Teenblast USA LP)
Trees and Timber - Hello, My Name Is Love (Hello, My Name Is Love LP)
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You (So Tonight That I might See LP)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #77



The Small Faces - Whatcha Gonna Do About It (Small Faces LP)
The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend The Night Together (40 Licks LP)
The Kinks -  Where have all The Good Times Gone (Live In Massachussetts)
The Weeklings - One and One  (Meet The Weeklings LP)
The Wind - The 99th Percentile  (Re Wind LP)
Strangely Alright - Come On (Single)
Galileo 7 - Don't Know What I'm Waiting for (False Memory Lane LP)
Boys School - Lying Next 2U (To You) (Boys School LP)
The Neatbeats - Neatbeat Walk (Far And Near LP)
The Zags - Frozen Toes (The Zags LP)
Cosmic Everland - Let Me Break It (Venus EP)
Len Price 3 - After You're Gone (Pictures LP)
Supertonic Sound Club - Cracked Up Over You (Single)
Sha La La's - Always There (Single)
The Specials - Pearls Cafe (The Specials LP)
Bad Manners - Just A Feeling (Single)
Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab - Dr Chester's Pleasure (Beyond The Silver Sea LP)
Baby Scream - Loner (Fan Fan Fan LP)
Bernard Williams and The Blue Notes - Focused On You (Single)
The Zags - Play It Loud (The Zags LP)
Big Star - I'm In Love With A Girl (#1 Record LP)
The Nerves - Paper Dolls (Single)
The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby (Single)
Pernice Brothers - Say Goodnight To The Lady (Discover a Lovelier You LP)
Nick Piunti - Seven Days A Week (Beyond The Static LP)
Cotton Mather - Innocent Street (Innocent Street LP)
Grant Lindberg - The Concept (Single)


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show Episode #76



#76

The Yum Yums  - Baby I'm So Lonely (Sweet As Candy LP)
The Sunny Boys - Surfin' (The Sunny Boys LP)
Moonrakers - I'm Alright (Single)
Dexys Midnight Runners - Let's Make This Precious (Searching For The Young Soul Rebels LP)
Jeremy Porter & The Tucos - Castaway (Partner In Crime LP)
The 4 Larks - I still Love You (Single)
New Street Adventure - Forever Unmasked (Single)
The Undertones - Here Comes The Summer (The Undertones LP)
Andy Ketch - Let's Meet On The Lakeshore (Scamperhouse LP)
Daniel Wylie - Another Wasted Day (Single)
The Sorry Kisses - Play Along (Play Along LP)
The War Poets -  Daydream (Searching For The American Dream EP)
The Novatones - Sailing On (Sunday Romance EP)
Grant Lindberg - Impossible Girl (Super Mega LP)
Green Circles - Morning After Blues (EP)
The VIPS - One More Change (Single)
Supertronic Sound Club - Theme From Pearl Necklace (Single)
The Stoplight Roses - Girls And Clothes (The Stoplight Roses LP)
The Echo Men - Reina (Single)
The Velvettes - Needle in A Haystack (Single)
The Vapors - America (New Clear Days LP)
Heavyball - Smalltown Boy (Single)


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #75




#75

The Artwoods - Things Get Better (Art Gallery LP)
The Gurus - A Walk Again (Closing Circles LP)
Ash - Girl From Mars (1977 LP)
The Frinchers - Girl From Denmark Street (On Your knees McCartney LP)
The Supernaturals - Tomato Man (Single)
The Buzzcocks - Just Lust (Love Bites LP)
Grant Lindberg - Sometimes (Revolution Outtakes LP)
Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab - City and The Stars
The Jeanies - I Think You're The Wrong One (The Jeanies LP)
The Whims - See Jane Run (The Whims LP)
The Seasongs - No Siempre Sale Mal (Buscando El Sol LP)
Rosie Batiste - Come Back In A Hurry (Single)
Chuck Oney - Dear Miss Roberts (Shimmering Hearts LP)
The Busking Folks - Melanie (One Step Further LP)
Psycho - Mouses (Single)
The Novatones - Daddy Didn't Know (Sunday Romance EP)
The Seasongs - Schoolboy Down (Buscando De Sol LP)
Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab - The Painted Birds (Beyond The Silver Sea LP)
X Ray Cat Trio - Miss October (Single)
The Judes - Holiday (Single)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More Radio Show #74



#74

Les Jaguars - Guitare Jet (single)
Nervous Twitch - Terrantino Hangover (Single)
Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms - Angela 97 (Heart String Soul LP)
The Giant Robots - Share My Love With You (Too Young To Know Better LP)
The Nude Party - Sweet Shops (Forbidden Fruit LP)
The Jam - Happy Together (The Gift LP)
The Who - Doctor, Doctor (A quick One While He's Away LP)
Nick Piunti  - Heart Stops Beating (Beyond The Static LP)
The Safes - Not To Keep (Family Jewels LP)
Roundabout - Please Go Away (It's Nice To Be Nice LP)
The New Troaderos - Dream Girl  (Frenzy In The Hips LP)
Caddy - Wherever You Go (Album title TBC)
The Specials - Gangsters (Stereo Typical A's and B's)
Lannie Flowers - Best I Can (Single)
Sunrise Highway - She's Got Me Buzzin' (Windows LP)
Deco Auto - Empty Gestures (The Curse Of Deco Auto LP)
Nick Piunti - Six Bands (Beyond The Static LP)
The Savants - Dream Machine (Savants Forever LP)
The Foggy Notions - Mount Everest (Teenage Fanclub Cover)