Friday, November 20, 2009

Rocking For The Weekend: Tsar

This is my last Friday of gainful employment for a while, so today's song has to be extra awesome. That's why it's time to pull out Tsar. They're a local LA band that people who know me are constantly asking me to shut up about. So now I'm telling people who don't know me (i.e. you.) Tsar are a mix of power pop and glam rock that any fan of T. Rex or Cheap Trick will find irresistible, and if there were any justice in the world "The Love Explosion" would be a #1 single. It's not my favorite of theirs, but it's sugary sweet bubblegum rock that fits Friday like a glove.

Enjoy your weekend, ignore the 70s cheese-tastic video. Just close your eyes and enjoy the rock.

8 metawords:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

You wouldn't catch ME listening to seventies cheestastic music, loser.

Oh wait, yes you would!

OK I'm going to go play Tsar now. I've never heard of Tsar, how can this be?

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

*air punch*
*air punch*
*air punch*
*air punch*

*screechy record scratch*....feather boa? Really?


*air punch*
*air punch*
*air punch*
*air punch*

Cora said...

You know, Words, I'm quite impressed. That was really good.

talesofawellfedgraphicdesigner said...

Why on earth would we ignore the video? That's the only good thing about it!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

You have been nominated TWICE by Cora in the Daily Dandy Comment Content Hall of Fame.

Cmon over and check it out!!!

BeckEye said...

I forgot to listen to this over the weekend. I'll have to shoot myself a reminder to check it out today. Cause I love me some T.Rex. And if these guys sound nothing like T.Rex, I'll rip your arms off.

words...words...words... said...

Veggie: Nobody has ever heard of them. It's a crime, I tell you. And that song and video are actually only four years old. Shocking, no?

Steamy: Don't knock feather boas. If I were a rock star I'd have a pink one in my arsenal. The singer also has an honest to goodness CAPE in his repertoire.

Cora: You are clearly a woman of refined tastes.

TOAWFGD: You are not.

Candy: Li'l ole me? Awesome!

Beck: I'm not concerned. You will find some excuse to rip out my arms eventually.

BeckEye said...

OK, so I quite enjoyed that. I don't hear T.Rex in the music, but they definitely influenced the video. I hear more of the Cheap Trick influence in the song.