Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Pop-O-Pies

  • White EP [415 EP, 1982] A-
  • Pop-O-Anthology 1984-1993 [, 2003] ***

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White EP [415 EP, 1982]
New wave's first Grateful Dead tribute band (Minor Threat don't count, they're not new wave) feature hardcore and rap versions of "Truckin'" as well as the real thing. Also "Timothy Leary Lives" (which they regret) and "The Catholics Are Attacking" (which they also regret). They'd obviously better be as funny as they think they are. I think they are. A-

Pop-O-Anthology 1984-1993 [, 2003]
Sans their famed debut EP, San Francisco weirdos prove it's not so hard to make entertaining straight-ahead guitar rock--only now try and imitate it ("Truckin' - Slow Version," "In Frisco"). ***