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Richard Barone/The Bongos

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I'm getting old enough that I figured I had better finish out the two remaining genres I always meant to go back and explore in more depth, 70's Soul/Funk/Disco and Late 70'sEarly 80's Power Pop/New Wave.  In the latter, I have come across Richard Barone, who does music of great beauty.    His group the Bongos were apparently the pop kings of Hoboken, and garnered some early MTV play.  I started with the greatly expanded CD version of their initial "Drums Along The Hudson" album, which then led me to his solo work, and back to the pricey followup Bongos albums (which I have on order).  I find his work stunning, it just grabs me emotionally.  Any other fans?  Any other groups I should be aware of from that era, since I like him/them so much?

 

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26 minutes ago, mjzee said:

Thanks, yes, I have followed the adventures of Holsapple and Stamey for decades, and have the core Db's music.  The "No Wave" stuff sort of sounds like the antithesis of Richard Barone.  I can check it out on youtube, I imagine.

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Always enjoy listening to Barone's Primal Dream. Some great pop music.

 

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On 3/18/2019 at 6:59 PM, jlhoots said:

The Feelies

Checked them out and really like them - much of their catalog is on the way to my mailbox, thanks!

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Big Bongos fan here. I worked at a Boston nightclub in the early-to-mid eighties, and the Bongos were considered prime power-pop. Have you discovered Tommy Keene? If not, I think you'll really like his early work. Additionally, I suggest you check out Translator, Split Enz and the Hoodoo Gurus.

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1 hour ago, sonnymax said:

Big Bongos fan here. I worked at a Boston nightclub in the early-to-mid eighties, and the Bongos were considered prime power-pop. Have you discovered Tommy Keene? If not, I think you'll really like his early work. Additionally, I suggest you check out Translator, Split Enz and the Hoodoo Gurus.

Thanks, I have a fair amount of Hoodoo Gurus early work.  Have heard the others, but never really dove in, and I will explore more fully.  

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