Friday, February 17, 2006


In what appears to be some type of international rock band exchange program, the Belgian band dEUS will tour the US in April while America's own Magnapop tours Belgium and Holland, where they have had a strong fanbase since their first album was released in 1992. After a stint in LA, the Magnapop braintrust of Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris returned to Atlanta, recruited a rhythm section and recorded a new album in 2005 for Daemon Records called Mouthfeel that shows their sound largely unchanged. Ruthie's aggressive guitar rhythms are balanced by Linda's cool vocal tone. Mouthfeel is available on iTunes and eMusic. I especially recommend the songs "PDX", "The In Between", and "Stick to Me". There are lots of Magnapop mp3's available at, including one of my favorites from their first record, "Garden". Magnapop puts on a GREAT live show, and you should catch them when they come back to the US after April. Ruthie bounds around the stage with her Gibson SG like a female Angus Young. Listen to her tear it up on these two songs:

Magnapop: Radio Waves (1996)
Magnapop: Lay It Down (1994)

I don't know how to paste in this awesome picture of Ruthie, so I will suggest that you go look at it here!


At 2/27/2006 2:06 PM , Blogger josh Mueller said...

Lay It Down!I love that song!

At 2/27/2006 6:18 PM , Blogger jon manyjars said...

I love it too. Bob Mould produced that record!


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