Category Archives: Pop Rock

TRINI LOPEZ – More Trini Lopez at PJs – (Reprise) – 1963

I'm in a rush. Trini, Johnny, Melanie? When I'm in a rush to put out a comment I turn to old favourites –  or rather new favourites. Artists who haven't let me down, left my spirits and cause the words … Continue reading

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CHER – Stars – (Warner Brothers) – 1975

There is something about Cher. Something beyond her current image. Regular readers of this blog may find it amusing that I like Cher, but I do. Certainly I don like her more recent stuff ("recent" being defined as anything after … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – Trini – (Reprise) – 1966

I have a few Trini Lopez album entries on this blog. Check them out for biographical details of the vastly underrated Trini Lopez. In 1962 Trini hit it big doing occasional originals and many covers all transformed to fit his … Continue reading

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LOU CHRISTIE – Strikes Again – (Roulette) – 1966

I have commented on Christie before though they were earlier comments when this blog was still an email list so they were a little slap dash. To be fair to Lou Christie I should re-vamp what I have said… Allmusic: … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – The Rhythm & Blues Album – (Reprise) – 1965

Trini's ninth album and only three years since his first. When you are on a good thing milk it. You have to pay the bills. Check my other comments out for biographical details of the vastly underrated Trini Lopez. Trini's … Continue reading

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BOBBY VEE – Sings Hits of the Rockin’ ’50’s – (Liberty) – 1961

Bobby Vee does a covers album. An odd statement perhaps given that a lot of Bobby Vee's material is made up of covers. I have commented on quite a few Bobby Vee albums on this blog and touched on his … Continue reading

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CILLA BLACK – Cilla – (Parlophone) – 1965

Cilla swings? Swinging Cilla? There is a time, perhaps, in everyone's life where they are "hip", "now", "with it", "mod", "happening" and every other trans-generational word for someone who typifies the moment. 1965 was Cilla's year. Swinging London was in … Continue reading

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BOBBY BLOOM – The Bobby Bloom Album – (L&R Records) – 1970

The only thing I knew about Bloom was the song "Montego Bay". And, that was mainly because it had been covered by Australian ska band The Allniters in 1983 and that version was very popular when I was at university. … Continue reading

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KARLA DEVITO – Is this a Cool World or What? – (Epic) – 1981

What do you do if you have been slogging it out for many years as a backing vocalist for all sorts of acts and then you finally get your big break yo record an album but the sounds you have … Continue reading

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THE GRASS ROOTS – Alotta’ Mileage – (Dunhill) – 1973

In another Grass Roots comment I said this: Inevitably, when discussing Grass Roots questions of “authenticity” come up but they are largely redundant because this is pop music. I should say: They weren’t a manufactured group in the normal sense … Continue reading

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