The Lord of the House of Pomona, he say:
"Heard them first on a sampler thing. I imagined four Buddy
Hollys in a line. I thought they would be really specky and skinny. Got the pictures and
they looked just normal. The singer Dave wore make-up (eye-liner), though it looked like
his mum had painted him up. My sister had a Girls's World doll's head thing when she was
little. When she was six she was better at applying make-up than Dave Fagen's mum.
They came over to the UK and were brilliant live, dead funny
and powerful and unpretentious. They've buggered off now and signed for a (sort of) grown-up
label. They deserve a break because they work so bloody hard. They like taking on the world
and slapping the music industry about (Go Rosenbergs).
Ameripop is the happiest LP ever, ever recorded. It's
a shame Power Pop Bobby left them. We like rotund guitarists and the girlies had a thing
for Travis on drums who also seems to have been cut and pasted into somewhere else. Great
drummer. Sadly missed.
Onwards though, lads. 'Mission: You' (their latest album) is
OK too, but we got you when you were best. They even (on Ameripop) ran Fountains
of Wayne damn close and they're the Gods of all that stuff."