Bash On Pop – Liverpool, Stockholm, and a whole lot more!

Bash On Pop – Liverpool, Stockholm, and a whole lot more!

It’s been a month since Rina and I returned from IPOs Liverpool and Stockholm, and I must admit I’m still on a high from both of them. There’s nothing quite like IPO Liverpool; the bands are all top shelf, the excitement and camaraderie are palpable, and it’s The Cavern Club, for god’s sakes! Each time I walk down those steps it feels like the first time (sorry, Foreigner haters), and I always look forward to seeing all the bands,...

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Bash On Pop-The Power Pop Hall of Fame

Bash On Pop-The Power Pop Hall of Fame

With all the hoopla and brouhaha surrounding the recent inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I thought it might be fun to put together a list of artists who I feel worthy of inclusion in a Power Pop Hall of Fame. I urge you to please read the entire article (aka, “the disclaimers”) and not merely the list, so that, while you ultimately may not agree with my selections and even call me an “American Idiot,” (hint, hint)...

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Bash On Pop – March 2015

Bash On Pop – March 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, the past couple of months have been a very rough road. As many of you know, I suffered a heart attack on January 27, and had to have two arteries unblocked and two stents inserted into my heart. Ever since then I’ve been in recovery, which involves going to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills three times a week to do cardio exercises, along with several appointments with my Internist and my Cardiologist (yikes, I...

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Bash On Pop: David Bash’s Favorite Albums of 2014

Bash On Pop: David Bash’s Favorite Albums of 2014

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re doing well. I thought I would make my first Bash On Pop column of 2015 a list of my favorite albums of 2014. I’ve decided to make Bash On Pop a monthly thing; beginning in February the columns will be news regarding what’s happening in pop music, including recaps of various IPO festivals,and/or reviews of new releases/reissues. Until next month, enjoy this recap of 2014! As is my usual custom,...

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IPO Volume 17 reviewed by The Second Disc!

IPO Volume 17 reviewed by The Second Disc!

Holiday Gift Guide Review: “International Pop Overthrow volume 17” written by Ted Frank and originally posted in The Second Disc on December 18, 2014   We’d like to extend a big welcome to the newest member of our Second Disc family, author Ted Frank. Ted, a self-described “power pop-a-holic,” kicks off his contributions to The Second Disc with a review of the latest collection from the fine folks at The International...

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