Sunday, 25 September 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK #30: Material Issue - "Valerie Loves Me"

Material Issue were an early 90's band whose first LP, International Pop Overthrow (1991), was a true power pop classic. Unfortunately, their later albums were seriously lacking in subtlety - even if their fine Cheap Trick-styled assault Freak City Soundtrack is considered by many their best work.
"Valerie Loves Me" opens their aforementioned Pop Overthrow album, and it's a gutsy, well-constructed, catchy offering that's full of passion, brilliant melody and that unfading teenage anguish.

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