The Wannadies – practically every song is a smash hit

I think that The Wannadies is one of greatest bands in the world – I just don’t understand why they didn’t make it even bigger… Practically every song is a smash hit as far as I’m concerned!

I’ve linked some YouTube-clips that are definitely worth checking out. The first is the video for the song Friends which is one of their best songs…
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The second clip is this simple but cool video for the song I Don’t Like You.

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The third clip is from their awesome song Hit. We attempted to play it once with a cover band but it is seriously difficult to get the guitars and rhythm right. The Wannadies are just so tight…
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Just look at their unbelievably cool discography; all of their albums are sooo good!

  • The Wannadies (1990)
  • Aquanautic (1992)
  • Be a Girl (1994)
  • Bagsy Me (1997)
  • The Wannadies (1997) – release for the US market
  • Yeah (1999)
  • Before & After (2002)
  • Skellefteå (1998) – Compilation and remix album

Tune in on Spotify for some excellent tunes by The Wannadies.

Powerpop-packed YouTube-clip with Cheap Trick

Browsing YouTube I found this fantastic clip with Cheap Trick and the cast from “That 70’s Show”.

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The song In the Street was originally performed by 70’s band Big Star. A cover-version of the song was recorded by Cheap Trick in 1999 for use as the theme song for the television show That 70’s Show. Great TV-show, great music and a cool video. Definitely worth checking out!

Essential powerpop albums #1

OK, so there are a few albums that have really influenced me and my songwriting over the years, and shaped this band into what it is. As someone wise once said – we are all just a product of our influences.The first album I’m going to recommend you try to track down is the one album that The Grays released in 1994 entitled Ro Sham Bo. I just recently came over it myself and hadn’t heard it before last year. It’s the band that Jason Falkner formed after he left Jellyfish (which is another group I’ll be getting to in another issue), and it contains a number of great powerpop gems.

The opening track from the album, entitled “Very Best Years” is one of my favorite songs at the moment. A while ago I discovered that they’d made a music video for it, which you can check out here:

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Do yourselves a favor and check it out!

There’s a brand new site in town…

A few days ago we launched a new and improved version of the official TGF website. The new website is more “blog-based” and you will be able to follow both official TGF-news and unofficial TGF-member-gossip!

Joey, Morty, Johnny and Tommy are all blogging on their personal MySpace-blogs and the content of those is assembled on The Genuine Fakes’ website at thegenuinefakes.com. In addition to that tour dates, new music, new videos and much more will be posted.

Welcome to read even more about The Genuine Fakes on thegenuinefakes.com.

Tommy Fake / The Genuine Fakes

The Genuine Fakes salutes YOU!

The band would like to extend their deepest gratitude to everyone who helped out in the making of their video this weekend. Everything went smoothly and everyone did their parts and more. The result will surely be something special. The video will be released later this summer – possibly September – and a big party will be thrown to celebrate the event.