Nov 14, 2012

The Posies - Frosting on the Beater (1993)

The band who famously or infamously joined Alex Chilton to sloppily/sexily/alt-ily redo Big Star songs more frequently associated with pop trapped in an airtight faux-nostalgia than being open to sloppiness, sexiness, and modern day alternative rock. I got a kick from the outcome of this precious bubble bursting and noise and addiction and genuine affections spilling forth so wondered what those who assisted Chilton sounded like without Chilton. It's what you'd expect but with more attention paid to getting the power pop vocals perfect- this one's Big Star, this one's Sunny Day Real Estate, and this one's Foo Fighters. That sloppy, sexy, alt-y mix of perfect pop and noisy guitars



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  1. Listen to a podcast interview with Ken Stringfellow of The Posies on Dig Me Out at, a weekly podcast dedicated to revisiting lost and forgotten rock of the 90s.