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Buzz Zeemer leader Frank Brown constructs melodic, guitar-based tunes that are hook-ridden and sophisticated enough to rise above most jangle and power pop fare. In fact, a good portion of Delusions of Grandeur makes one think back to the glory days of the guitar pop intelligentsia epitomized by Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson. This isn't a retro record, however, nor is it overly derivative. Highlights of the album include an incredibly rousing cover of Allen Toussaint's "There Should Be a Book" and the impossibly catchy, hook-ridden "Mystery," which is augmented by trumpet and sounds like Burt Bacharach trying to write a hit for Big Star. Meanwhile, another highlight, "Red Balloon," is stuffed to the gills with chiming, jangling guitars and a sailing chorus.


Genre: Pop

Years Active: '90s

Buzz Zeemer is a power pop band from Philadelphia that is led by vocalist Frank Brown -- a longtime fixture on the Philly music scene -- and the often jangly tones of guitarist Tom Conwell. The group released the album Delusions of Grandeur in 1999. The effort swung from sophisticated, Burt Bacharach-edged pop ("Mystery") to punchy, jangly power pop ("Red Balloon). It also included a euphoric, rousing cover of Allen Toussaint's ("There Should Be a Book"). The key to Buzz Zeemer's appeal is the overtly...
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