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Tuesday 21 November 2023

The Pozers - Something Pop (Name Your Price)


The Pozers return for Album Number 8 and Jim Richey's scuzzed up Power Pop vehicle is in rude health.

For an album such as this, you can't get through it without a reference to Cheap Trick and Alison With An Edge is Da Trick to a tee with a false ending that completely fooled me. From the opening on the opener you know you are in for a treat.

And You Love begins all Baroque and 70s Easy Listening then bursts into a killer riff that absolutely hooks you and the quality goes on and on from that point. Make Up lands somewhere between Classic Rock and UK Glam Rock, splendidly so.

It's All About You bursts out the blocks at a rapid pace with added Thin Lizzy light riffs and adds a George Harrison 80s style. If I Asked You Once Again is a Ballad, but that doesn't tell the whole story as the Vocal is very Zappa like.

Ease Off My Heart mixes Jangle Pop with 60s UK Beat and Missing You (Missing Me) is all 60s Happy Clappy, let's do the show right here. What You Do To Me even flirts with 80s Film Soundtrack Rock. Her Facade even flirts with Doo Wop and has a real 70s UK slurred vocal.

There's even the bonus of four additional Acoustic versions from the ten songs which showcases the songs in a very different unexpected light. Something Pop isn't as in your face as previous Pozers albums and this allows Richey to show that he is far more than up and at 'em.

You can listen to and buy the album here.


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