Category | Pop Academy

Carrots – One, True, Three, Love

Posted on 08 August 2013

POP ACADEMY 1 – A Jangly History – Part Five

Posted on 20 January 2012

JANGLY MUSIC PRIMER – THE 1990S by Eric Sorensen BACKGROUND: For this installment of my Jangly Music Recommendations, I’ll discuss artists/songs from the 90s. The “pop renaissance” that emerged during the 80s hit its full stride in the 90s. With the “downsizing” in the record industry, many artists relied on advances in multi-track and home [...]

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POP ACADEMY 1 – A Jangly History – Part Four

Posted on 19 November 2011

JANGLY MUSIC PRIMER – THE 1980S by Eric Sorensen BACKGROUND: For this installment of my Jangly Music Recommendations, I’ll discuss artists/songs from the 80s. New wave, mod and retro musical forces all made artists and audiences comfortable again with melodic pop tunes that featured Rickenbacker guitars. By the late 80s, the “pop renaissance” was well [...]

POP ACADEMY 1 – A Jangly History – Part Three

Posted on 25 October 2011

JANGLY MUSIC PRIMER – THE 1970S By Eric Sorensen BACKGROUND: For this installment of the Jangly Music Primer, I’ll discuss artists/songs from the 70s. If the list of featured artists and songs appears to be abbreviated, that’s because popular music was going in a number of directions during the 70s … and the clean, crisp [...]

POP ACADEMY 1 – A Jangly History – Part Two

Posted on 05 October 2011

JANGLY MUSIC PRIMER – THE 1960S I have always been drawn to the sound of a jangly, chiming, ringing 12-string guitar … or a combination of six-string guitars that creates the same rich sound.  The great Searchers’ song – “Needles and Pins” – really resonated with me back in 1964.  The release of “Mr. Tambourine [...]

POP ACADEMY 1 – A Jangly History – Part One

Posted on 29 September 2011

POP ACADEMY will seek to dig deep and explore with earnest conviction &  passion, the many sub-genres inside the power pop genre. Initially, we’ll try to look at the topics covered here as a college-level 101 course…and then accelerate the learning to higher, more intense level.  The goal will be for Pop Pioneers to gain [...]