ANTON BARBEAU Plastic Guitar (Pink Hedgehog)

I remember when I first started Power of Pop in 1998, one of the first CDs I reviewed was Anton Barbeau’s – one of the first artists to send his album to some music writer out of Singapore! More than a decade later, I’m glad to report that after many other albums, Barbeau continues to record his quirky music.

Barbeau is not going to set the modern rock scene (such as it) alight with his retrodelic 60s channeling muse with its obvious nods to Syd Barrett, Robyn Hitchcock, early Bowie, XTC and all things psychedelic. But if you’re a fan of the genre and enjoy well-crafted whimsical melodic (classic) pop songs, then you’d like Anton Barbeau.

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