The Shazam: S/T (1997)
Opener "Let's Away" is a bit more power than pop, but it's promptly followed by "Oh No," a stronger spotlight for frontman Hans Rotenberry's ridiculously infectious hooks. And there are plenty of other highlights, like the mellower, Badfinger-reminiscent "Megaphone,"the amped-up anthem "Hooray For Me," the rousing glam-rock "Rollercoaster," and the melodic mid-tempo "Sleepy Horse," with its total earworm chorus. A personal favorite is the delightfully chipper "Engine Red," a pure pop confection offering a humorous look at the over-indulging guy at the party.
It's a fine introduction to one of my favorite largely-unappreciated bands of the past couple decades (though, again, start with Godspeed).
Here's an audio rip of "Engine Red":
Here's a mix I put together if you're more interested in a career overview.
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