Posies – Dream All Day ….Power Pop Friday

Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer started to write songs together while in High School in Bellingham, Washington in 1986. They were influenced by The Hollies, Hüsker Dü, XTC, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, and Big Star.

When they started out, a cassette of songs Stringfellow and Jon Auer traded back and forth went viral, which in the late ’80s meant copies got passed around and radio stations started playing them. The had one big problem though. They didn’t have an actual band together. Drummer Mike Musberger and bassist Rick Roberts were added as the first Posies rhythm section.

This song was on their third album released in 1993 called Frosting On The Beater. Dave Fox had replaced Rick Roberts by this time on bass. Dream All Day was released as the first single on the album.

The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard  Alternative Airplay Charts and #17 in the Billboard Mainstream Charts in 1993.

The Posies soon got signed to DGC and “Golden Blunders,” the first single from their Dear 23 debut on the label, became enough of a college radio hit that Ringo Starr recorded as part of his 1992 album Time Takes Time.

The made 8 albums altogether with the last one being in 2016.

In 1993 Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer joined Big Star’s Jody Stephens and Alex Chilton to reform Big Star. They toured and released a Big Star album in 2005 called In Space. It came to an end in 2010 with the death of Alex Chilton.

Dream All Day

I’ve got a lot of thoughts
Got a lot of plans
I lost a lot of sleep
Trying to understand

I could dream all day

In a blackened room
Staring into space
Underneath a thousand blankets
Just to find a place
Where everything is reachable
Imagining is safe
I tried to make it so
I didn’t even know

I could dream all day

I dreamt I was awake
My mouth was colored grey
As the world revolved around me
I could only say

I could dream all day

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

21 thoughts on “Posies – Dream All Day ….Power Pop Friday”

  1. I don’t remember this one but it’s quite good. Has the sort of Foo Fighters formula to it…kinda grunge but more melody, brighter. String fellow toured with REM as a backing player a couple of times I think. I’m going to be late getting to my site today, just in case anyone’s looking

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    1. Yea I like them…they do power pop justice…Ok Dave…take your time! I’ve been late recently getting there most days. Busy two or three weeks.

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      1. I don’t like it when music listeners make up their minds in advance – should take each piece on its own merits. “I haven’t heard of it, so it must suck, is the worst argument of all”.

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      2. I agree. I run into that with movies. I like silent ones and many won’t give them a chance. If music like say… Big Star is not in the charts… they don’t want to know about it. I never understood that.
        I like expanding my choices.

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      3. I haven’t seen many silent movies – sometimes just because I don’t know where to find them. It used to be easier to find old movies. I see people wary of sub-titles too.

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      4. Yes…the subtitles get to some people. The best silent movies are comedies usually…Chaplin and Keaton but the good thing is they break the action to show the subtitles…so you are not reading while they are acting.

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  2. Pretty catchy tune. It appears to be their most streamed on Spotify. I’m currently listening to “Solar Sister” as I’m writing this, another tune from the “Frosting on the Beater” album – sounds pretty pleasant as well!

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    1. I like Solar Sister… I almost did that one….another one is “Golden Blunders” THAT song should have hit Christian… and Ringo covered it also!

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      1. Yea I’m trying to post more power-pop since that is the name of my blog lol…I’ve been slacking lately. When I hear jangly guitar I’m hooked.

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