The Big Takeover Interview

Wherein Joey talks about people walking out of shows, 12 string guitars, our band crush on Old Snack, and Mitch Easter. Thanks to Elizabeth Klisiewicz for posting this!

The Big Takeover: Joey Shanks of The Blurries

I recently was turned on to some great Texas power pop from a review I read in Issue 69. Listening to the sharpened jangle pop of The Blurries was a revelation. It made me feel like a kid again as I remembered some early power pop that blew my lid off. “Little Marie” may be one of the best power pop tunes I’ve heard in decades. The band’s guitarist, Joey Shanks, kindly agreed to an interview, and it is my pleasure to present this Q&A with him…