Categories Archives: Unreleased Work
Instrumental version of “Snowflakes” from “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas Album” featuring Tommy Morgan on harmonica
For power pop fans and aficionados of the mid-to-late-‘70s Boston and downtown New York scenes, news that at last a CD is coming out containing ALL of the sides the Paley Brothers released on the Sire label would be reason enough for rejoicing. But news that said CD also contains 11 unreleased bonus tracks drawn straight from the band’s archives…well, that’s cause for a national holiday among certain quarters of rock ‘n’ roll fandom!
Andy Paley was the lead singer and songwriter for the legendary Boston band the Sidewinders and played with the Modern Lovers, while Jonathan was a member of CBGB’s fixture Mong before the siblings formed the Paley Brothers in 1975, and were signed to Sire Records soon thereafter. However, while the band was a favorite of Sire label owner Seymour Stein, and their good looks put them on the covers of teeny bopper magazines, the Paley Brothers only recorded one LP and several singles of sweetly harmonious power pop for Sire that have since become serious cult classics.
Andy in the Press
The Hidden Genius of It's A SpongeBob Christmas Lenny Kaye, eMusic.com
Beauty in Two Dimensions: ‘It’s a Spongebob Christmas!’ Gene Sculatti, Rock's Back Pages
SpongeBob follows 'Best Day Ever' with Christmas album Jim Bessman, Examiner.com
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! Jason Weisberger, BoingBoing.net
SpongeBob Christmas special goes stop-motion Associated Press
Review: 'It's a SpongeBob Christmas!' adds an extra dimension Los Angeles Times