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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Old North State.













As I write this, there are only a couple hours left in the poll and currently Scotland and Australia are tied for the lead in the poll. You might be the one to cast the deciding vote. Democracy in action. Today, however, we salute North Carolina, by special request. A state that produced much of the soundtrack of my life during the late 80s and early/mid 90s.

Archers of Loaf:



The Comas:



The Connells:



The dB's:



Dillon Fence:



Don Dixon:



Ben Folds:



Let's Active:



Small (later Small 23):



Superchunk:

7 comments:

Maximum Jack said...

Ooops. I initially forgot Dillon Fence. Fixed!

beyesn said...

Don Dixon? (Although he lives in OH now.)

Maximum Jack said...

See, that's the kind of feedback I need. I've always thought of Don Dixon as a producer. Turns out he's had quite a solo career too. I'll look into it!

beyesn said...

yup -- many consider Dixon's jangle pop of the 80's a subgenre of power pop....splitting hairs, really. Check out his "Praying Mantis" and "Your Sister Told Me" and "Crying Out for Love" (the latter co-written with Marshall Crenshaw.)

Jim H. said...

Don't forget Don's original band (beloved by those of us at UNC in the 70s) Arrogance, real superstars on the local scene.

Best,
Jim H.

senormedia said...

Don Dixon - Southside Girl single is classic power pop and much of the reason that I moved to Charlotte in the 90's (long story, that).

Maximum Jack said...

You're right SM, I've added it to the post. Thanks!