Boppin' (Like the Hip Folks Do)
I've been listening to pop music with willful obsession for decades. It's why I co-host a radio show, and the sweetly addictive nature of my obsession is why I write about singers and songs on (or not on) the radio.
And I'm still discovering new and new-to-me stuff all of the time. In the '90s, Cindy Lawson was in a group called the Clams. The Clams completely evaded my radar; I only heard them for the first time a few days ago. My belated discovery of the Clams came about because I stumbled across Lawson's swell "Let's Pretend" on a sampler album, decided to play it, and then felt compelled to find out about more of her work. Obsession in play! Cindy Lawson makes her TIRnRR debut this week. The Clams make theirs next week. - Carl Carfarelli (THIS IS ROCK AND ROLL RADIO dj and former GOLDMINE editor)
Don't Come Crying To Me. Cindy Lawson
In the promo email accompanying Don't Come Crying To Me, this blog is actually quoted on Cindy Lawson's previous single, 'How It Feels': "How it Feels is all about loud, huge riffs and a mean rhythm section. If How if Feels signifies Cindy Lawson's return to rock and roll, the world can only welcome her warmly". What more can I add then this? Her new single is fantastic. Tick, tick on the drumsticks and off goes the band. Cindy Lawson is back and in a hurry. After releasing 'New Tricks' in 2022 a new album is underway already. If Don't Come Crying To Me is any indication, it will be a total knock-out. This single has so much drive and there certainly is some anger in it as well. This title spells out how she feels and there can be no doubt about whether she means it or not. This person cannot make up with a bouquet of flowers, no matter how big or colourful. I'm afraid, they will be shredded to pieces in the huge rock sound of Don't Come Crying To Me. Cindy Lawson is back from rock and roll retirement and she obviously means it as well. What A Single!