His catchy hooks are all over the scene, be it the power-pop soundtrack to an endless summer of his band P76 or his own solo stuff, the glammy garage sounds of The Stoneage Hearts and now Jericho, that actually takes us back to his earliest days when it all began.
Of course, had this been the first one that I heard of his works, I’d be much more thrilled, now that I know that he can do even better, I can only enjoy the development of the pop-master-in-the-making.
Still, there’s a coupla stand-outs that will make me get back to this collection every once in a while like the usual “big starry-eyed” power-chords of Coming Down, Talking To Myself or Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (well, they did name one of their EPs Radio City did they?!), the infectious guitar riff of Everybody’s Fool.
Anyway, this is another “pop boomerang” that will keep coming back no matter how hard you try to throw it away.
[Released by Pop Boomerang 2003]
I am a big fan of Power Pop made in Australia. This is Danny McDonald with Jericho from 1995 till 1998. McDonald is one of the great pop musicians of Australia. He had played and worked with all the big names in pop and rock business in Australia. And this Retrospective is real great. Catchy Power Pop as hell and highly recommended. What more can i say... enjoy it.