ROCK AND/OR ROLL

POWER POP SERIES: JONATHAN PALEY

Episode Summary

BJ presents an interview with Jonathan Paley from power pop pioneers The Paley Brothers.

Episode Notes

BJ presents an interview with Jonathan Paley, who recalls unwittingly wandering into some dive called CBGBs along with Jonathon Richman, auditioning for the Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Richard Hell and Jerry Nolan), recording with the Ramones, being produced by Phil Spector, not to mention the story of the band he had with his brother Andy, the Paley Brothers, who recorded a power pop classic for Sire in 1978. The follow up would have been even better, but it never happened. Find out why...