Breakfast Blend: The Wrens

I first heard this band with their third album, called the Meadowlands, after their New Jersey homelands.

What I hear in them is the sound of the Flaming Groovies without the Flaming’s complicated relation to garage and camp. And with a more stately rhythm, at least most of the time.

In other words, sincerely trying to make pop music in the guitarists dining room. Who doesn’t root for that.

These guys could have sold out magnificently, and it accrues to them positively that they don’t seem to have given that much thought. But it would be nice if some big star, looking for a fine tune, might find them. And their songs. This is nice music.

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