Aug 8, 2009

FIRST BASE "I've Got A Girl" 7inch

One of the most heeded rules in pop music is to write songs about girls. With both of these songs, "I've Got A Girl" and "Nobody Makes My Girl Cry But Me", having the word in the title-it's obvious that Toronto based First Base have learned that lesson well.
Neither of the tunes are adorned with ridiculous amounts of multitracking or trickery that come to mind when using the word "pop" in the contemporary sense of something that you hear on the radio or in a Applebee's though. It's the songs themselves. If it wasn't for the simple & clean bedroom-fi recording of "I've Got A Girl" it possibly could fit right in as a "pretty song" on a Pebbles comp. It jangles and harmonizes not stomps and wails. More Beatles than Stones though simpler than both. "Nobody Makes My Girl Cry But Me" shows the same kinda sideways love/tribute to the Beach Boys that folks like Nobunny and the Poppets slather over their sound so much.

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