Time Space Consortium
Consortium "Fifty Ways To Sunday"
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Here at Pop Zeus! it's a well known fact that i'm a shill for any band containing a friend of mine. Well today's post is one of THOSE posts. But just because they're my friends doesn't mean they're no good. I wouldn't put it up here if it sucked, people. Well, maybe if it sucked so hard it became awesome. Like Romi Romi.
Consortium is the brainchild of one Tom Winters, brother of my good friend Pat, whose band General Election Engines I covered here months ago. Time for some new recordings, Pat! Of course I can't blame Pat for not spending his nights in the studio. He's been moonlighting as the bass player for Consortium.
Consortium's "Fifty Ways To Sunday" reminds me somehow of 1980s pop rock. Kind of like R.E.M. just as they were stepping into the national spotlight or John Cougar Mellencamp's 'Scarecrow'. This comes as no surprise because I remember the strains of 'Scarecrow' constantly streaming from the room of Tom back when Pat and i were wee lads, arguing over the virtues of Tecmo Super Bowl vs. John Elway's Quarterback. Tecmo obviouslty takes the prize, although in Elway's game you could do a double reverse and run circles around the football field.