Telephone Lovers- S/T LP. My immediate thought after first hearing Telephone Lovers was to surmise that these guys had to be from Los Angeles. I got that right, although I may have been off by about 40 years! Telephone Lovers debut LP just screams "L.A. power pop" and in my mind I could totally see this band sharing a stage with The Nerves or 20/20 in 1977. They totally take it back to a time when power pop was one of the purest forms of rock n' roll, coming on like modern day heirs to the likes of Dwight Twilley, The Raspberries, Flamin' Groovies, and Scruffs. Even with an added pinch of New York Dolls/Hollywood Brats street tough glamour, the vibe here is so perfectly mid-'70s power pop that it's not hard to imagine any of these tracks turning up on an old Rhino Come Out and Play comp. Having heard quite a few bands lately takin’ cues from the boogie-ish side of 1970s power pop, I have to put Telephone Lovers up there among the very best of the bunch. They've got the red-hot guitar licks down pat, but not at the expense of quality songwriting or hooks. You can totally tell that these guys have great affection for classic power pop and raucous rock n' roll in general and if you like any of the aforementioned bands, you’ll get more than a few spins out of this one. Great LP. THIS IS THE LICORICE RED VINYL VERSION OF THIS LP LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES!