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Bash On Pop – David Bash’s “Best Of 2017” Lists

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Bash On Pop – David Bash’s “Best Of 2017” Lists

Hi Everyone, Here are my lists of favorite albums of 2017. As is my usual custom, I’ve broken this down into several categories, as I’m just not comfortable ranking unlike entities on one list.   Those marked with an * are vinyl-only releases. Those marked with an ** are cassette-only releases.   Contemporary Categories   I. Top 125 Albums   Disclaimer alert: I heard A LOT of fine albums this year, even more than 2016, which surprised me…but even paring it down to 125 was a daunting task. If your album...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: Kalina & Kiana, Slyboots, Steve Rosenbaum

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Featured IPO CD Artists: Kalina & Kiana, Slyboots, Steve Rosenbaum

Featured IPO CD Artist: Kalina & Kiana IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “It Had To Be You”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   “It Had To Be You” is our first single off of our upcoming EP! We’re working with a new producer, getting a strictly pop sound, and we’re so excited to promote this song. We are proud of “It Had To Be You.” We recently filmed a music video for it that will be out when we officially release the single.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which other...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: Michael Roberts, The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club, The JetBeats

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Featured IPO CD Artists: Michael Roberts, The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club, The JetBeats

Featured IPO CD Artist: Michael Roberts IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “When You Shine”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   The reason I chose “When You Shine ” is because the song was my lead single but also because of the upbeat tempo & positive message it conveys.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which other three to four artists would be on the bill with you? They can be living, defunct, or dead.   John Lennon (Rhythm), Paul McCartney (Bass), Billy Joel...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: New Mystery Girl, Greg Ieronimo, Danny Echo

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Featured IPO CD Artists: New Mystery Girl, Greg Ieronimo, Danny Echo

Featured IPO CD Artist: New Mystery Girl IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “Crawl Through Your Hair”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   Another New Mystery Girl track, “Brand New Love”, was chosen for airplay on Little Steven’s Underground Garage so wanted to share the energy and movement of “Crawl Through Your Hair”, the title track, for IPO.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which other three to four artists would be on the bill with you? They can be...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: Huxley Rittman & The Rusty Hitmen, Jimmy Haber, The Belmondos

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Featured IPO CD Artists: Huxley Rittman & The Rusty Hitmen, Jimmy Haber, The Belmondos

Featured IPO CD Artist: Huxley Rittman & The Rusty Hitmen IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “Stay With Me”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   It’s our best standalone song. It’s energetic, to the point, and a fun lil’ guitar solo if I do say so myself.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which other three to four artists would be on the bill with you? They can be living, defunct, or dead.   The event would start on time with an astoundingly large and remarkably punctual...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: John McMullan, The Slang, The Top Boost

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Featured IPO CD Artists: John McMullan, The Slang, The Top Boost

Featured IPO CD Artist: John McMullan IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “Smile At Me”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   I happened across a ragged cassette that contained a demo of “Smile At Me” that I made in the early ’90’s. Don Smith (Good Question/Van Duren producer) and I simply felt that it needed to be recorded again, with the new version featuring (former Zuider Zee drummer) Robert Hall playing real drums. I also rearranged the synthesizer parts, and Don and I...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: Crickle, Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes, Diamond Hands

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Featured IPO CD Artists:  Crickle, Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes, Diamond Hands

Featured IPO CD Artist: Crickle IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “Penelope Please”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   Well, thanks to you David for requesting “Penelope Please” to be included on the compilation! I’m very grateful you did and I think it’s the best power pop tune I ever wrote. It’s a good representation of a Midwestern band being influenced by ‘60s psychedelic pop, and ‘70s classic power pop.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: The Viewers, Jonathan Segel, The Shamus Twins

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Featured IPO CD Artists: The Viewers, Jonathan Segel, The Shamus Twins

Featured IPO CD Artist: The Viewers IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “Who’ll Be The One”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   The song, “Who’ll Be The One” is one which we end each live show with. Its upbeat “Motown” tempo always gets people on the floor. It’s also a song which has gained us radio airplay all over the world.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which other three to four artists would be on the bill with you? They can be living, defunct, or dead.   Being...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: The Starfire Band, Rob Schulz, Caper Clowns

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Featured IPO CD Artists: The Starfire Band, Rob Schulz, Caper Clowns

Featured IPO CD Artist: The Starfire Band IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “Treat Me Bad”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   I chose “Treat Me Bad” a song I wrote a few years ago influenced by my appreciation for “Roy Orbison”.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which other three to four artists would be on the bill with you? They can be living, defunct, or dead.   Eric Carmen, John Lennon and Marshall Crenshaw.   3) Which artists are you/your band...

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Featured IPO CD Artists: The Morning Line, Cosmo Topper, and The Jeremy Band

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Featured IPO CD Artists: The Morning Line, Cosmo Topper, and The Jeremy Band

Featured IPO CD Artist: The Morning Line IPO Vol 20 CD Song: “All Mine”     1) What was the reason you chose the song you did for the IPO CD?   It’s maybe the most melodically complex song on our new record “Smoke,” and full of 12-string, which always makes me happy.   2) If you could play your dream gig, which other three to four artists would be on the bill with you? They can be living, defunct, or dead.   The Records, Buffalo Springfield, Dream Syndicate, and Elvis Costello. And about 175...

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