Supporting Seattle legend Jon Auer for this London show 15TH August at The Islington, London UK.
I first heard The Posies in the small record shop ‘Dizzy’ in Elsinore, DK, back in the spring of ‘96. ‘Amazing Disgrace’ was just out (I think) and these amazing noisy rock/pop songs, Daily Mutilation, Throwaway, Precious Moments, World and Will You Ever Ease Your Mind just came at me with immense power and melody. A heavy version of The Hollies a friend said at the time. Just great. ‘Success’ followed and although ‘Frosting’ probably is the masterpiece, that’s the one I’ve been listening to the most, which reminds me I covered Every Bitter Drop a few years back.
Without going too overboard I think the lads are up there with the best, Lennon/McCartney, Rodgers/Hammerstein etc, the writing is that good in its own way. Inspired, melodic, about real things, love, relationships and just a sense of ‘I Don’t Give a ….’. You need that in your life.