Songs You May Have Missed #475

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The Shazam: “Not Lost Anymore” (2002)

Nashville power poppers The Shazam can rock it out (see below) but are equally adept with a melancholy melody and pensive lyric. This one sounds like a lost Badfinger song to me.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2012/02/11/songs-you-may-have-missed-10/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/02/02/songs-you-may-have-missed-318/

Songs You May Have Missed #318

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The Shazam: “Squeeze the Day” (2002)

Nashville power pop band The Shazam is led by gifted guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Hans Rotenberry, whose stuff shows a love for classic melodic 70’s and 80’s rock, with a certain element of British-ness in the mix.

Unfortunately, the record sales have never been on the level of the critical acclaim for these guys. Their excellent Godspeed the Shazam and Tomorrow the World records had me waiting for the true classic album I believed they had in them.

With Rotenberry currently working on side projects, I’m wondering if that ship has now sailed.

Nevertheless, they carried the power pop torch as well as any band of their time.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2012/02/11/songs-you-may-have-missed-10/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/09/19/songs-you-may-have-missed-475/

Songs You May Have Missed #10

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The Shazam: “Sunshine Tonight” (1999)

From a band with the balls to perform Live At Leeds in its entirety in concert…ladies and gentlemen this is what Power Pop should sound like. The Shazam combine the nastylicious riffs with the sweet-spot choruses better than most anyone in the genre. Fronted by a singer/guitarist/songwriter named Hans Rotenberry, the Shazam hail from…Nashville, of course!

It’s a shame to see them vying for status in the “Where Are They Now” file (their two best albums, Godspeed the Shazam and Tomorrow the World are currently out of print). Ah, well–the good stuff’s supposed to be rare. That’s what makes collecting it fun.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/02/02/songs-you-may-have-missed-318/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/09/19/songs-you-may-have-missed-475/

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