More than three decades after putting out the seminal Berserkley Chartbusters Vol. 1 compilation – the album that introduced the world at large to power pop heroes like the Rubinoos, Jonathan Richman and Greg Kihn – the label’s founder Matthew King Kaufman is at it again. Continue reading “MP3 Jackpot Winners CD Vol. 1 – Compiled by Matthew King Kaufman”
A song about a talking horse, of course of course. Trust me, this one really works.
10. Mr. Ed by Sex 4 Moderns
This masterpiece by the Berkeley combo Hobo is powerpop at its best. The vocal performance is extraordinary, and the lyrics cascade images and poetry full of music fun.
This rare pop gem from Berkeley-based garage band the Gazillions defies description, but the title speaks for itself. Fronted by the inimitable David Hollogram, this remarkable group only played together long enough to do a few legendary gigs and release an amazing album called “The Gazillions Have Landed.”
12. Hobbit Love by The Gazillions
McBAIN is the brainchild of Oakland resident madman Adam Bergman. Like XTC without the PhD. Great hooks, cool lyrics. Nice old school production. Check it out.
16. They Cheat, They Steal, They Lie by McBain
Fun Fun Fun is proud to announce the digital release of “Hobo” by Hobo. Have a listen on the player below, and if you dig it, click the link at the bottom to get a copy of your own from iTunes, or other purveyors of fine, DRM-free mp3s. Continue reading “Hobo”