Radio sucks now. We all agree. It’s the worst place on the planet for music. The FM radio. It’s a terrible cesspool of grown men singing like 17-year-old girls writing in their diaries. That’s deplorable, but there was a time period during what you’d call the ’80s where a band like Huey Lewis And The News could write simple pop songs, present them in a simple way, sing with earnestness, play it comfortably, have a nice little riff, and it’s just killer.
John Baizley, a musician in a band I really like, talks about Dad Rock and lists a bunch of songs he’s not ashamed to admit he likes. I love the fact that the shuffle beat in Toto’s Roseanna inspired a new Baroness song(!!)