August 21st, 2010


Parallel evolution of guitar pop

Thoughts occasioned by taking delivery this week of another couple of CDs from a classy but seriously under-rated Australian guitar-pop band:

The Unguarded Moment        ------        Radio Free Europe
Heyday        ------        Life's Rich Pageant
Tantalized        ------        Fall On Me
Starfish        ------        Out Of Time
Under the Milky Way        ------        Losing My Religion
Priest=Aura        ------        Automatic For The People
Ripple        ------        Drive

Well, maybe not completely, and I'm certain there was nothing deliberate going on here, but it's interesting to see how two mildly similar groups on opposite sides of the planet fairly much paralleled each other in their first decade or so...