Sunny days call for the big hooks and soaring choruses of power pop. Unfortunately, we haven’t had many of those sunny days of late. So, I’m taking a different approach. Instead of celebrating Spring with a big melody, we’ll try to invoke the gods of pleasant weather to deliver spring to the shores of Lake Erie.
Originally released in 1993, “Shine” is one of the finest pieces of power pop to come out of the genre’s revival in the 1990’s. It brings back memories to my days at Bowling Green State University during the mid 90’s, listening to 89X when big radio wasn’t that big and bad, and skipping spring class for frisbee on the lawn. Those were the good old days. It sure beats the office, the commute, and this springtime that isn’t really spring at all.
MP3:The Doughboys – Shine