(Sunshine Pop in the dead of winter - makes perfect sense!) Okay, tonight we're taking a musical detour and doing an homage to that recurring genre
January 4, 2010

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(Sunshine Pop in the dead of winter - makes perfect sense!)

Okay, tonight we're taking a musical detour and doing an homage to that recurring genre known as Sunshine Pop. Pop Music that, for want of a better description, was devoid of deep existential meaning and heavy message - it simply wanted to have a good time. The Yellow Balloon were probably the quintessential example of that form. A form established years earlier by Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Putting out only one album and having two singles in 1967 (this one: Yellow Balloon and Good Feelin' Time), they captured that spirit of the endless summer and eternal Sunshine - a spirit emulated by a number of groups over the years, but certainly not matching them. Yellow Balloon were just better at it than many others.

So forgive my temporary foray into the golden sunset. Since it's the dead of winter out, it just seems like the right thing to do.

Enjoy.

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