Thursday, August 19, 2010
The 9th Beach Boy
Tuesday's Brian Wilson release got me thinking about Jeffrey Foskett. For about 2 months in 1997, I thought Jeffrey Foskett was God.
I first came across Foskett's 1997 release "Cool & Gone" while placing an import CD order for NYCD, the old retail outlet my partner and I started in 1993. I knew nothing about him, this Foskett, but was immediately sucked in by the artists he was covering- The Everly Brothers, Marmalade, Ricky Nelson, The Youngbloods and Marshall Crenshaw. My distributor gushed like I would gush. I had to believe him. (I like people that gush.) The CD became of fave, not just of mine, but of the many customers who walked in while I played the crap out of it, day after day.
"Cool & Gone" ("...and Gone," actually) is a whole lot of jangly fun. The type of record Marshall Crenshaw could sleep write. An album Phil & Don would have been proud to make. A record Brian Wilson surely inspired.
It was months or years later, I don't remember, when I found out that Jeffrey Foskett toured with the "Love/Jardine/Stamos" lineup, and then along with the Wondermints, with Brian Wilson. Jeffrey Foskett is also all over Brian's new Gershwin CD. "Cool And Gone...and Gone" is fetching a nice penny these days. Check out this little 3-pack sampler.
It's My Fault
Reflections Of My Life