Sunday, July 27, 2008

100 Best Philly Albums of All Time - Rumble



A list of the 100 Best Philly Albums of All Time, according to this Philadelphia Weekly 2004 article, includes Rumble by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers at No. 100. Good catch! The description of the song "I'm Not Your Man" is a bit incorrect [he doesn't want to be introduced to the parents, right?], but nice that the authors also included the band Flight of Mavis (Buzz Zeemer association via Frank Brown) in their Honorable Mentions list.

100. Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers
Rumble | Columbia, 1988

It's true: He and the Young Rumblers were the king of all bar bands, and that would hurt any rocker's credibility. But Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers were truly beloved in the '80s, mostly because this University of Delaware grad had a strong sense of what worked for the live crowd. That charisma is partly what attracted the attention of Columbia Records for this major label debut, which featured the hit "I'm Not Your Man," about a regular Joe who realizes he'll never be the kind of guy who gets introduced to the parents. The band never went far nationally, but Conwell remains a strong supporter of the Philly music scene as the host of Loud and Local on WYSP.

Philadelphia Weekly, Sept. 22, 2004.
These picks were written by: Jeffrey Barg, Patrick Berkery, Ainé Ardron-Doley, Julie Gerstein, Collin Keefe, Johnny Loftus, Ken Micallef, Ramsay Pennypacker, Liz Spikol, Michael Tearson, Suzann Vogel, Steve Volk and Tim Whitaker.

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