Saturday, July 31, 2010

60s Inspired Pop

Over the past handful of years there has been a resurgence of 60s inspired music artists. Probably the biggest name in this group would have to be Amy Winehouse based not so much on her music but her persona off stage. I guess you could say she led the way for other musicians in this genre. The artists that are reimagining this era of music aren't simply ripping off bands, they are taking queues from the pioneers and paying homage to a time when things were simpler. While the music and the beats and the melody are strongly influenced, the lyrical content is brand new and meaningful to the current generation.

Here's Amy's video for the song, "You Know I'm No Good" - which was also the theme song for the Billie Piper show, Secret Diary of a Call Girl.



Next up we have, The Like. A Los Angeles based band that formed in 2001. The main 3 founding members were 15, 16 and 17 when they started the band.

Here's their single, "He's Not A Boy" from the LP, Release Me



Lastly, in this short reintroduction to 60s inspired music is the duo of Nikki & Rich. They are the new-er kids on the block but their sound is as solid as any of the rest.

Showing off their skill, here is "Next Best Thing"