Dryw Keltz

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SeaWorld's Cheap Trick booking dries up

ELO Orcas.
— December 11, 2013 11:22 p.m.

I Hate Music, by Superchunk

Fountains of Wayne have quite a solid back catalog of songs, and, unfortunately, "Stacey's Mom" ain't one of them. This album veers more in the direction of Mac's solo Portastatic output, which is more in line with all the underground outfits who have, for years, been trying to write the perfect three minute pop song. Fountains of Wayne would have been one of these bands had it not been for "Stacey's Mom" co-opting this formula all too well and catapulting them well above the underground. Other bands mining similar territory would be Teenage Fanclub, Superdrag, The Minus 5, the New Pornographers, Sloan, etc etc. As for Superchunk, I bought No Pocky For Kitty after I saw the video for "Throwing Things" on MTV 120 Minutes circa 1991 and was immediately enthralled. This was a band that forged the missing link between the heaviness of the SST bands I worshiped (Descendents/Husker Du/Black Flag) and the college rock bands I would grow to adore. Like it or not though, this album is a far cry from the edginess of No Pocky For Kitty or On The Mouth. Comparing them to Fountains of Wayne certainly wasn't meant as a slag, but I guess to people who will always hate this outfit it comes across that way. Fountains Of Wayne do currently put out records on Yep Roc though, which does give them at least a teeny-tiny bit of indie-rock cred. I'm sure there are at least a couple of outfits on Yep Roc that Mac wouldn't mind having in his stable O' bands.
— August 24, 2013 4:59 p.m.

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