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The Rooks

From your Chicago suburbs, the Rooks released a rare garage rock and roll 45 on Mercury in 1966, “A WOMAN AS IF YOU”/”Empty Heart,” the A-side as an original number, the flip a cover of an early on Rolling Stones song. Like various other Chicago-area groupings (the Shadows of Knight …

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Richard X. Heyman

Richard X. Heyman is among the unfortunately overlooked pop craftsmen from the ’90s, but his albums are broadly considered in power pop circles as quick classics. Heyman started documenting in the past due ’80s in the custom of the studio room nerd/one-man music group, playing all equipment himself in his …

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The Rooks

The Rooks gained a cult following among power pop fans within the 1990s with a method sketching its main inspirations from your Beatles, Big Celebrity, and the Substitutes. Innovator and co-founder Mike Mazzarella (vocals, tempo guitar) created the group in NY with drummer Patrick Yourell in 1990 after their earlier …

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Michael Mazzarella

The frontman for the cult-favorite power pop music group the Rooks, singer/songwriter Michael Mazzarella produced his solo debut in 1997 using the LP Ways of a Mad Rook (blueprints in dark & white), a limited-edition assortment of demos and house recordings.

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