"We're gonna try that one more time," announced Jack Lee Sunday night at Southpaw in Brooklyn, after he and his backing band fucked up "Hanging on the Telephone" and brought the revered song to a muddled halt. Originally written and recorded in '76 by Lee and his old band the Nerves, the song stands as power pop's brightest gem—the singer's appearance as a special surprise guest at the closing night of the four-day Radio Heartbeat Power Pop Festival caused the sold-out crowd of record-collector geeks to turn more sweaty and twitchy than usual. Finally, a chance to hear "Hanging on the Telephone," and not the Blondie version or the scratchy Nerves single they paid $50 for on eBay. Only Lee didn't try it one more time. He gave... More >>>