the posies’ black sessions, 3.1.94

top of the day! honestly, i dont know much about the posies, as i have never really listened to em. sure, i know quite a bit about em, but that never led me to check em out. i had a buddy on twitter request some posies stuff so i figured i would comply. for those posies fans out there. where should i start?

1. definite door
2. when mute tongues can speak
3. i am the cosmos
4. love letter boxes
5. flavor or the the month
6. earlier than expected

7. solar sister
8. dream all day
9. any other way
10. burn and shine
11. how she lied by living
12. coming right along
13. lights out
14. wiggly world
15. song of the baker
16. black night

5 thoughts on “the posies’ black sessions, 3.1.94”

  1. The Posies…great stuff. Start with their album “Dear 23” – sheer power pop heaven. Those guys should have been much, much bigger than they were, but then, that’s an age-old issue, isn’t it? Thanks for the post, Greg.

  2. Depends. Failure and Dear 23 have a much more classic Hollies/Big Star sound to them while Frosting On the Beater and later LPs get a tougher sound (I suspect the label wanted their Seattle band to get a little grungy).

    However, I can’t compare either to these versions, as I seem to be having a codec issue.

  3. Karl’s right, and to me, those later, tougher albums weren’t as good – they were more riff-oriented, whereas Failure and Dear 23 were full of catchy, memorable pop songs. I saw them at a very small club here in Spokane when Dear 23 came out, and was amazed and how tight, both musically and vocally, they were. Cool band. Nice guys. And fortunate – most young guys don’t get a chance to play with R.E.M. or Alex Chilton.

  4. Frosting on the Beater is a desert island record for the power pop lover in me. I hear what the comments below are saying, but I am going to spend the rest of my living days trying to convince my wife to put “Flavor of the Month” on infinite repeat in my casket.

    Thanks for the post. You really need to get more into these guys. Corey will back me up on this.

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