Author Archives: John Borack

Remembering Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens

by John M. Borack “It was long ago, seems like yesterday…” I’m one of the many who was a fan of the Smithereens from the first time I heard them in the mid-’80s. Everything about the band resonated with me: …

Top 10 Ringo Starr drum performances

When discussing instrumental prowess, Ringo Starr’s drumming contributions have often gotten short shrift over the years. Here are 10 examples of his great drumming performances.

Power Pop Plus: New Music Reviews

by John M. Borack THE PENGWINS – Volume 4 (Boxed Set) Those power poppin’ Pengwins boys from down Texas way have been doing that thing they do for damn near 40 years now, and on their latest boxed set they …

35 Reviews in 7 Days: The Final Chapter

by John M. Borack THE SNEETCHES – Form of Play: A Retrospective The Sneetches’ output has always been sorely underrated by pop pundits, and Omnivore attempts to right that wrong with this generous 22-track compilation, . Although these tracks were …