The Public Good

Once The Popes broke up (seems strange to write that) members John Elderkin and Steve Ruppenthal went on to form The Public Good. The album was produced by Brian Paulson, who has worked with Wilco, Beck and Squirrel Nut Zippers and based on his repertoire you can tell this is going to be music that is a little left of center. The lyrics are at the same time funny, intelligent and original – qualities that are seriously lacking in rock music. The songs are instantly relatable as they are about everyday things we have all done in our lives. Music for the people!

This is rock music with some pop sensibilities. Front to back there are good riffs and hooks to be found aplenty. Hard to believe these guys are not signed to a label.

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