Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Bigger Lovers Are Back!

Very excited to hear the new "Little Giant" EP from the Philadelphia band "The Bigger Lovers". From 2000 through 2004 the Bigger Lovers released three classic Power Pop albums "How I Learned to Stop Worrying..", "Honey in the Hive" and "This Affair Never Happened". All are in print and are very much worth your time - if you haven't heard them.

The band produced a potent mix of alternative rock that demonstrated echos of 80s/90s bands like the DBs and Let's Active. Listen again and you could also hear elements from 60s bands like the Who and the Kinks. In 2005 the band played their farewell concert and called it quits. Band members scattered to become members of the other bands. (Notably, drummer Patrick Berkery became the drummer for the Pernice Brothers.)

The announcement of new Bigger Lovers material is big news at Pop Fair. To celebrate here is my collection of Bigger Lovers B-sides, Demos and Compilation tracks:

  1. We Bloomed (from Bonus EP for "This Affair Never Happened")
  2. Glow Girl (From Who Tribute Album "Who's Not Forgotten)
  3. Private Party (From Tallboy Vinyl single, left off the album "How I Learned To Stop Worrying")
  4. Queen of Eyes (Cover of Soft Boys song. B-side of Private Party Vinyl Single)
  5. Throwback (B-side from European single Threadbare)
  6. On the Vine (from Bonus EP for "This Affair Never Happened")
  7. So It Goes (Nick Lowe Cover from The Stiff Generation: If It Ain't Stiff It Ain't Worth a Tribute)
  8. Needy (Outtake from the album How I Learned To Stop Worrying)
  9. Whole Wide World / Hey Little Child Medley (from Bonus EP for "This Affair Never Happened")
  10. Talon Show (Myspace Demo)
  11. Bought Your Ghost (Live on WFMU)
  12. Forever is Not So Long (Live on WNBR)
Great stuff. Hope the band puts out a full album and tours.


angelo said...

excellent post for an amazing band

i've a live version of "What Would It Take" (128) i got around 2002

Anything Should Happen said...

Criminally ignored band Haper.

Nice post as always.

Anonymous said...

i must say, haper, that POP FAIR postings are rare, but the quality and enjoyability factor is always quite high. Thank you! Really enjoy the Bigger Lovers and Bacino posts.

Kouzie said...


Is it possible to repost these files? Can't believe I missed them the first time around and now the link is dead.