Song Of the Day: August 2, 2005
The Scruffs - She Say Yea
From the LP Wanna Meet the Scruffs?,
Power Play Records, 1977
The Scruffs were the best thing to emerge out of a post-Big Star Memphis pop scene that included the likes of Van Duren and Tommy Hoehn; in addition to a superior knack for big dumb pop hooks, their work has more teenage angst and commercial appeal than most of their contemporaries. In fact, Wanna Meet the Scruffs? is nothing short of awesome, one of the two or three best indie-power pop LPs of the era, and fortunately has been reissued by the good folks at Rev-Ola. We will hear arguments, but to us "She Say Yea" was always the killer-est cut on an album fairly stacked with them.