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Let's Active, Power Pop, Iggy Pop, Ruth Brown and Super-Lions   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 20, 2006 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: kbade


LET'S ACTIVE, the brainchild of wunderkind producer Mitch Easter, was a band that, between 1983 and 1988, released some of the finest Southern power-pop/jangle-pop of the decade. Here's their best-known, tune, "Every Word Means No," from the Afoot EP (1983); "Waters Part," from 1984's Cypress LP; "In Little Ways," from 1986's Big Plans For Everybody; and the title track of 1988's Every Dog Has His Day.

POWER POP: Stylus magazine's Stypod notes that it's hard to define, but that people know it when they hear it, giving three examples: 20-20's "Remember the Lightning"; The Raspberries' "Overnight Sensation"; and The Sweet's "Teenage Rampage."

IGGY POP smearing peanut butter all over his chest has become an iconic rock image, so it's wonderful that A&M Records is promoting some Iggy reissues, by sending out jars of Iggy Peanut Butter with the slogan, "Choosee Mothers Choose Iggy!"

ONE BANK: I was going to spare you the awesome awfulness of this viral video, but now that comedian David Cross and guitarist Johnny Marr have gotten in o­n the act, I cannot resist.

ROBERT POLLARD talks to the Washington Square News about living where the weather has seasons and playing Guided by Voices songs o­n his solo tours: "There are some songs I

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