I'm sure I'm not the only WFMU DJ who'll be including the Numero Group's Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation on my 2005 top ten list. The two-disc set, put together by Yellow Pills fanzine scribe Jordan Oakes, is chock full of incredible and ultra-rare power pop singles from the late 70s and early 80s. This week, I was thrilled to discover that a friend of mine had accidentally tracked down the original Yellow Pills compilations--also curated by Mr. Oakes--which were released throughout the 90s by the now defunct Big Deal label.
Click the links below to listen to a sort of "Best Of Yellow Pills" collection, comprised of my 10 favorite tracks from the original four volumes in the series.
Devin Hill "Stars"
The Spongetones "Skinny"
Brian Stevens And The Flip "A Little Bird Told Me So"
The Nicoteens "You're Gonna Save Me"
Martin Luther Lennon "Nobody I Know"
Finns "Sky Vue"
Blow Pops "Pt. 1"
David Grahame "I Love You Better"
The Nines "I Would Never"