12 O'Clock Track: The power-pop strut of 'Twilley Don't Mind' | Bleader

12 O'Clock Track: The power-pop strut of 'Twilley Don't Mind'

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The very first thing I did after finally purchasing Twilley Don't Mind (1977) this past Saturday at the CHIRP Record Fair was come home, joyously crack my windows—it was a balmy 70 degrees, if you've already forgotten—and blast today's 12 O'Clock Track, the album's hard-strutting title track. Twilley, who visited town last year as a part of HoZac's Blackout fest—tying in with the label's release of the single "Shark"—famously never garnered the fame he was owed for being a power-pop trailblazer. After the kerplunk of the aforementioned, he and his partner, Phil Seymour, split and Twilley went on to some success as a solo act. But that doesn't negate gems like this. Not one bit. The track's attitude kicks in from the get-go with an undeniable, twangy guitar lick and driving rhythm, both of which are then bolstered by sweaty, charismatic vocal harmonies. It's three minutes of perfect.

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