|The Late Show - Portable Pop |
Another great Power Pop classic rescued from the wreckage of circumstance. The Late Show formed in '72 and took a promising trajectory, moving from Indianapolis to New York in '74 and garnering attention from CBS, Epic, Windfall
|and a few other labels. The band turned them all down, thinking a bigger deal was around the corner. The next few years saw lineup changes and the eventual recording of their undersung record Portable Pop. The record wasn't widely distributed but kept attention on the band. They recorded a follow-up in 1983 but again were courted by a label (this time Atlantic) only to have the deal shelved and the record wind up mired in uncertainty. Portable Pop has found a new life through Trashy Creatures and Burger Records. The former will also reissue the "lost" record, Recordio in Stereo later this year. Portable Pop is indispensable for power pop nerds (like us) everywhere.
[MP3] The Late Show - Take A Chance
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