In 2018, retro pop rock still has relevance though probably not for millennials and younger generations. But it matters not. I know that the PoP Faithful will enjoy these releases. Good enough!
2017 has been a fantastic year so far for lovers of good old fashioned classic pop-rock and today we spotlight four vets who have delivered new music that lives up to their immense reputations. Enjoy!
We wanna say, we gonna tell ya/About the young idea/And if it don’t work, at least we still tried… (“In the City” – Paul Weller)
The Jam (1972 – 1982) was more than a band, it was a way of life, a way of thinking. And of course, a documentary about The Jam just cannot be a run-of-the-mill documentary.
Paul Weller’s new album Saturns Pattern is a revelation! Here is one of my favourite tracks, the infectious “Pick It Up” with an equally memorable music video, starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock etc) as a sad bloke going through a mid-life crisis of sorts. True blue pop lovers, don’t miss this!
Whilst the last couple of solo albums have not been bad per se, there has been a sense of creative ennui on the part of the Modfather, since the release of 2002’s Illumination, in fact.