BUHL, J.D.- Little Victories LP
J.D. Buhl is Berkeley, California's best-kept pop secret. After fronting an early version of late-70s new wave group the Jars, he led his own band the Believers through the first half of the 1980s. These bands existed during an exciting period of music history, a time when pop-driven rock n' roll had no rules, expectations or boundaries. Little Victories 1978-1985 hand picks twelve songs from the rare and out of print J.D. Buhl catalog (some unreleased) and presents them in a complete, cohesive collection. J.D. says it best, as he describes his songwriting as being "clever and hooky, about drive, feel and guitar riffs and out to capture imaginations." If you're a sucker for passionate vocals and music with a danceable beat, give J.D. Buhl a listen. Recommended for fans of the Nerves, Paul Collins Beat, the Plimsouls, the Go-Gos, the Textones, Joe "King" Carrasco and the Fleshtones.