My Featured Blogger this week is Badfinger of PowerPop.blog. Badfinger himself remains anonymous, to me at least (I suspect certain members of his family know his name).
Like its subject matter, PowerPop.blog is ridiculously addictive. It’s behind-the-scenes stories of music (and sometimes movies and pop culture in general) stretch as far back as the 1920s and as far forward as the 2000s, although Badfinger seems to have a particular love for 60s through 80s music and pop culture, when he himself came of age.
Warning: You could wander endlessly–and happily–here for hours!
Note: This post includes the original “Free as a Bird” video created in the 1990s, a cinematic treasure-trove of Beatles references and images!
In the 1990s I kept reading about the Beatles Anthology coming out and the three surviving Beatles getting back together to release old never heard before music as well as new. They were going to take a John Lennon demo and add something to it. This was beyond exciting for me. I was too young to remember a new Beatles song coming out.
It had an older feel but sounded modern at the same time. George Harrison’s distorted slide guitar playing brought an edge to it. It even had the strange ending like some of their other songs.
I got an early release of the Anthology CD from a friend of mine that worked in a record store and he said…don’t tell anyone. I sat glued to Free As a Bird because for once I was listening to a new Beatles song… I was one-year-old in1968 so I missed them…
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