Friday, 21 April 2017
The Rubinoos - Anthology (2000) Flac & mp3
Being a power pop group in the 1970s was sort of like being a garage band in the '60s, a grunge group in the '90s, or an emo band in the '00s -- there were a ton of them and they all sounded pretty much alike. It took a band with something special to stand out in the crowd. Often this something was not enough to make the band famous or reach the charts but it was enough to make them influential and fondly remembered. The Rubinoos are one of these special groups. They had a boyish charm, great melodies, and plenty of rock & roll spirit, but it wasn't enough to make them stars. Still, they wrote some very good songs and deserve an anthology, if only for the insanely catchy almost-hit single "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend." Other tracks that should have been hits include their peppy cover of Tommy James' "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Hard to Get." Each of the 16 songs compiled on this disc is a great pop song. If you are a fan of any of the modern pop underground bands like Sloan or the Shazam, you really should check out the Rubinoos. This is a great place to start.(allmusc.com)
Very nice collection of the band.
Frank Flac1 & Flac2 You need both Flac links! mp3@320