Old News: Ragazza Pop Compilation

Various Artists, Ragazza Pop (DOWNLOAD)

Earlier this summer, Mirah released a 7" on Mississippi Records. The a-side, "Don't!" just happened to be one of my favorite Mirah songs. A sixties girl group inspired number with a pounding piano and backing vocals from The Blow's Khaela Maricich. "Don't!" was featured on Modern Radio's Mirah rarities collection, The Old Days Feeling, but first appeared on Ragazza Pop, an amazing pop compilation with contributions from Mirah, Moe Tucker, The Shermans, and more.

Initially released in 2003, the comp is certainly old news, but if you missed it the first time around, it's certainly worth hearing. If you're a fan of "Don't!" you can pick the newly pressed 7" up for $6 at the K Records online shop.

The tracklist is as follows:
1. "Pop Conversation (Main Titles)"
2. "At the Airport #a" - Instant Café Records
3. "Her Words Hang In The Air" - The Ladybug Transistor
4. "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" - Moe Tucker
5. "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." - The Four Corners
6. "Loud and Laughing" - The Shermans
7. "Comme D'habitude" - Souvenir
8. "Star Watcher's Song" - Instant Café Records
9. "Flashin' Light (Some Girls Like to Disco) [Cocosuma remix]" - Valvola
10. "London" - Noonday Underground
11. "Liebe Auf Dem Land" - Die Moulinettes
12. "White Drops" - Plus-Tech Squeeze Box
13. "Mon Ange Gardien" - April March
14. "To Know Him Is To Love Him" - Moe Tucker
15. "Fine Day" - Three Berry Icecream
16. "The Sun Keeps Shining On Me" - Fonda
17. "Free" - The Mondo Crescendo
18. "Hey Lover" - The Aislers Set
19. "Don't" - Mirah
20. "Let Drive at Him" - Instant Café Records
21. "Summertime" - The Faraway Places
22. "I Wanna" - Moe Tucker
23. "Pop Conversation (End Titles)"
Various Artists, Ragazza Pop (DOWNLOAD)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this! This is new to me, but I love what I've heard so far, esp. The Shermans! I tried looking online for some Shermans to try, but I couldn't find any. Do you know where I could find them?

K. said...

Awesome! The Shermans are great. I did some quick digging online & the blog Area 51 del Corazon has a couple of their releases up for download. They have In Technicolor (full length album) and Falling Out of Love (EP), I'm pretty sure the download links for both are still active. If you like what you hear, you can get a few of their releases on CD from Shelflife (the out of print ones can still be purchased on mp3.)

April said...

I'm really excited to listen to this, thanks K.!

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