You can’t go too wrong when you have half of NRBQ as your backing band. And you can’t help but make buoyant power pop when you’ve been described as “Jerry Lee Lewis joining Big Star”. Doesn’t hurt either when your delivery is one part Elvis Costello and one part Graham Parker. All of this serves as an introduction to the new record from former Flying Pigs leader P.J. O’connell.
His new record Join The Crowd was just released and is available here. Here’s a jaunty song (yet with crunchy guitars) called “Shall We”.