For fans of early Marshall Crenshaw, The Beat, and Mersey-inspired rock 'n roll Before going on to mastermind the Power Pop acclaimed NYC band, The Rooks, Mike Mazzarella sharpened his teeth in the early 80's in Hartford, CT with The Broken Hearts. Originally released as a vinyl LP in 1985 with 9 songs, Paisley Pop is reissuing this nearly forgotten gem, a collector's piece amongst pop fans, for the first time on CD. In addition to an expanded booklet including many photos from the band's heyday, the CD also includes 11 BONUS TRACKS!
Mike Mazzarella's jangle pop songwriting earned his band The Rooks a spot on Rhino Records' Poptopia Power Pop Classics of the 90s...The Broken Hearts share the same fondness for Mersey Beat music.
The Broken Hearts were Hartford, Connecticut's premier pop/rock band from the early Eighties until they moved to New York City in 1985. That same year, the quartet featuring future Rooks Michael Mazzarella and Patrick Yourell, along with Jamie Beckett and Tom Bittel released their only album Want One? on the Scarlette label. Portland Oregon's Paisley Pop label makes available for the first time on CD this long out-of-print collector's item with 11 bonus selections. Tracks of interest to Rooks' fans are rehearsal versions of "Always You And Me" and "Circle Of Fools." Both songs were staples in the Broken Hearts' live set which later turned up on The Rooks' self-titled debut. This also gives fans a look into Mazzarella's early recorded output. A fun listen!