A tip of the hat to Jeff K for leading me to this newly released Kickstarter project.
On first glance you might think, "I hate all these songs and who the hell are these people singing them." But...these people are some of the finest power pop artists out there whether you've heard of them or not and these songs...some played straight/some given a clever spin...all sound better 30 years later, chunked up with big guitars, rock solid drums and killer harmonies.
Check out this cover from Burning Wood fave Michael Carpenter.
There really isn't much you can do with "The Pina Colada Song," other than run from it. But I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by most of this roster. The Michael Carpenter is a personal fave, as is Kelly Jones' gorgeous reading of the England Dan & John Ford Coley ipecac. This has been on heavy rotation all weekend. You can get it HERE. And I think you should. It's fantastic!