Thursday, February 6, 2014

Updated Updates: Special I Love My Label Edition

Our good pal George Matskov, mogul of Zero Hour Records -- the world's greatest music delivery system -- posted this little commercial for Floor Your Love on YouTube this week.



Words, as I am wont to say, fail me. Although I will stipulate that is about the coolest thing I've ever seen.

Also, our videos got featured over at Pop Geek Heaven a few weeks ago and the site's proprietor -- Bruce Brodeen, of Not Lame Records fame -- informs me that an album review is forthcoming. As is a Floor Models track on a compilation CD they have in the works.

More details as they emerge...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Literary Notes From All Over

More than 25 years after we broke up, The Floor Models finally got a serious review, courtesy of ace rock scribe Dave Lifton at POPDOSE.


And it's wonderful. The money quote:

With its Rickenbacker 12-string and three-part harmonies, the jangleriffic Floor Your Love makes a great case for the simple joys of wheel reinvention. There’s little in here that any power pop devotees haven’t already heard, but it’s all done exceptionally well, and it’s devoid of the bubble-gummy quality that too often mars that genre.

Nor does it suffer from the other side of the equation, where the band throws in so many hooks that you can’t keep track of them all. These are tight and clever pop songs that don’t overstay their welcome, but still stick in your brain long after you’ve stopped listening.

The influences are what you would expect from the time, lots of Beatles and Byrds, with the enthusiasm of the power pop side of New Wave. “Fade Into Grey” is “Eight Miles High” minus the acid and Coltrane, “Spin Cycle” sounds like classic Nick Lowe, and if “Let Her Go” isn’t the best song Marshall Crenshaw never wrote, I don’t know what is.

I couldn't agree more, obviously.

You can read the whole thing over at POPDOSE HERE.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Updated Updates

Apparently I misspoke when I said those Swedish radio shows -- with stuff by the Flo Mos -- had been archived. They aren't.

However, if you'd care to listen you can hear them here...



...and here.



The first one features "Enough's Enough" at the very end. The second one features "Spin Cycle" around the midway point and deejay Wayne Lundqvist Ford has some very nice things to say about us, for which many thanks.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Return of the Son of ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS WE PRINT!

A couple of updates.

1. I finally got my hands on copies of the album, and it wildly exceeded my expectations. ZERO HOUR Records mogul George Matzkov, who doubles as the label's art director, did an absolutely brilliant job with the booklet, and if I do say so myself, my liner notes are a masterwork that will make my name live beyond eternity. Oh, and if you check out the Zero Hour channel on YouTube, there are two new videos up. Words fail me.

Have I mentioned that you can buy the album directly from ZERO HOUR over here?


2. I don't know how it happened, but the album got played on a radio show out of Sweden not once but twice. Kudos to DJ Wayne Lundqvist Ford for his exquisite taste.

The shows are archived and you can listen over here if you click on the Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More show.

3. Apparently a sociopath world class putz thinks we're going to sell enough copies of the album to threaten a lawsuit. Or something.. Ain't that the living end?

Okay, that's it for now. If there are no developments between now and January 1 2014, a big Flo Mos Happy Holidays to everybody!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Today, I am an Album!

Courtesy of Zero Hour Records -- the world's greatest record label -- The Floor Models have finally gone legit.

Yes, The Album We Never Made© has actually, finally, been made.

And here's the new and improved back cover art to prove it.


I should add that I haven't yet gotten my physical copies yet -- they're winging their way from Australia as of this writing -- which means I haven't seen all the cool new inside art. I can't wait, obviously.

In any event, when I began the long strange trip that was compiling the CD, I never in a million years expected that this would be the end result. It's amazingly gratifying, obviously; I always thought this music had some merit and deserved a wider hearing, but the fact that somebody else agreed and went to the trouble of actually releasing it is just so great that I still occasionally have to pinch myself to remember that it's really happening.

I wish Andy had lived to see it, though. He was really the most true believer of all of us, if truth be told.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Let Us Now Praise Famous Floor Models

Courtesy of our pal/ace shutterbug Allan Rosenberg, some more hitherto unsuspected vintage Flo Mos photos, circa 1982-3.

Andy and Gerry onstage at Folk City.


An extremely gay me, relaxing between shows in my apartment on Bleecker, across the street from Kenny's Castaways.


The full band -- with special guest star David Grahame (performing Todd Rundgren's "Couldn't I Just Tell You") -- at the Other End.


That last one, in particular, slays me. Seriously Proustian, if you know what I mean.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Way We Were (Folk City Edition)

Some recently discovered Flo Mos pictures from a certain venue that will be rising, phoenix-like, next year.




The young woman in the striped shirt is, of course, the fabulous Lucy Kaplansky. For the life of me, though, I don't recall Lucy ever sitting in with us at Folk City, let alone what song we were performing together.

A coveted Floor Models No-Prize© to anybody who can help us out in this regard.