I haven’t had a chance to post here in quite a while. But this morning, I happened upon a brief article in the New York Times entitled 12 Essential Lesser Known Power pop Songs. I thought I’d share a snippet as well as a link to the full article. Here’s the part that caught my attention:

“Led by the vocalist John Wicks, who died in 2018, the Records always seemed more indebted to studio-trained, throwback pop acts than the more caustic punk of the time. The result was songs like “Girl,” which unites charging guitar riffs with the sort of airy, all-hands-on-deck harmonies even the Hollies would have envied.”

John leaves behind a tremendous legacy of wonderfully catchy melodies. His composition “Repo Man” (from the tribute entitled “For The Record”) earned considerable airplay on AAA and SiriusXM radio this past Fall as well. The beat goes on.