Vic’s Picks

Power Pop’s Big 3

April 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Bill Lloyd and I were discussing encore songs for the upcoming SpyderPop Showcase Tour. Vic:  “How about cover songs from the Big 3?” Bill:  “Sure, but who do... Read More

Led Zeppelin III

January 31, 2019 11:14 am

For some reason, I decided to listen to this album on headphones this week. I hadn’t heard it from start to finish in years and I haven’t listened... Read More

Run Rudolph Run

November 30, 2018 1:00 pm

What is your favorite rock n’ roll Christmas song? Lots of holiday songs get done and redone over time. Some of them were never envisioned to be arranged... Read More

Genre Defining Albums

October 24, 2018 3:14 pm

“What is Power Pop?” Though this question is asked by neophytes and oft-debated by fans of the genre, it is easy for me to answer because I believe... Read More

“Trinity” Albums

August 16, 2018 11:24 am

What are your favorite three album runs?  Our good friend Michael Lidskin of Twirl Radio asked this question and I thought it would be fun to list my picks.... Read More


July 20, 2018 10:10 am

It wouldn’t matter who released this album, it would be a Vic’s Pick. This album is simply a stunner. Intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies, fantastic arrangements, stellar musicianship, gorgeous... Read More

Punk Milestones of 1977

January 18, 2018 3:44 pm

1977. What a year for music! The seeds sown by the Ramones in 1976 bloomed in 1977 to create an impact that affects rock music to this day.... Read More