15 August 2013

What Is Old Is New

As I'm sure you're aware I'm a lover of great power pop/alt-rock songs. Popular music is a relatively new phenomenon in history and is something that has pretty much set the soundtracks of the lives of those of us growing up in the latter half of the 20th century. New songs are being created every day by bands of young musicians, and it's always a thrill to discover a new track from a great new combo. But—and this pretty much defines my philosophy of music—sometimes I discover a terrific song that's been around for a long time I've never heard before and wonder how I missed it. A great song can be timeless. Here're a couple I've only come across recently that are new to me and completely blew me away—and both by bands I've heard many songs from before:

(1984) (2557 views on YouTube)

(1990) (1372 views)


mistah charley, ph.d. said...

speaking of old/new songs - you are probably already familiar with utopia's "i just want to touch you"


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I added a view or two.

Jim H. said...

No, mistah c, that's one I'd missed as well. I was a Todd fan back in the (Nazz Nazz) day. Loved the Runt solo stuff. Then Something/Anything was a pinnacle. Lost track of Utopia, tho' I remember a couple of their prog albums. Looks like I'll have to track down "Deface the Music" — the album this is from. Thanks bunches. Woooooooo!