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Turnaround

This Sydney power pop band were a pop group with a fresh and squeaky-clean image. With an added touch of respectability, the necktie. 23-year-old drummer...

dB’s, The

This talented quartet from North Carolina moved to Manhattan and began gigging around the city to almost universal praise. Unfortunately, they were unable to...

Stems, The

The Stems were one of the finest 1960s-inspired garage bands Australia produced in the '80s, during a time when paisley-clad, mop-topped psychedelic revival bands...

Starjets

Originally formed in Belfast in 1976, The Starjets played a mixture of their own songs and cover versions such as The Archies' Sugar Sugar and The Beatles' Please...

Squire

Though they never received the recognition they deserved, Squire was one of the earliest and finest mod revival bands of the late 70's. Squire were able to...

Spongetones, The

One of the most underrated power pop bands of the 1980s, The Spongetones - from Charlotte, North Carolina - released several albums of effortlessly melodic, catchy...

Sinceros, The

Starting out as a trio called The Strutters, singer/songwriter Mark Kjeldsen along with rhythm section Bobby Irwin and Ron François re-branded themselves as The...

Shoes

Shoes (from Zion, Illinois) recorded and pressed their first album, One In Versailles (Un Dans Versaille), in 1974. The title referred to the fact that guitarist...

Rubinoos, The

"What we have here is a vital serving of classic pop songs . . . few other records this year have felt so good"...

Romantics, The

As one of the first generation of American bands to emerge from the revival of local music scenes brought about by New Wave, The...

Rembrandts, The

Danny Wilde had been pursuing a solo career for five years and Phil Solem had been trying to get his own band off the...

Pezband

Despite forming in 1971, Chicago-based Pezband were crowned 'Most Promising New Act of the Year' in 1978, primarily because of the resurging interest in power...

Nerves, The

Singer/songwriter Jack Lee formed The Nerves with fellow San Francisco street musicians Peter Case and Paul Collins. He had moved to LA but the...

Loaded Dice

Loaded Dice were a hard-working power pop band that were touted as being the next big thing from Western Australia. Formed in 1974, they started out...

Jags, The

The Jags are a fondly remembered part of the late-70s/early 80s UK power pop explosion. The quartet was formed in 1978 by the Yorkshire-based songwriting team of...

Raspberries, The

The Raspberries, a Cleveland-based band, summed up everything classic power pop was about (before the term was even being used); simplicity, Beach Boys-esque harmonies, and delightfully skilled melodies...

Knack, The

The Knack exemplified American New Wave - a short haired, 60s-influenced band playing straight-ahead pop-rock while sporting skinny ties and modish suits. Charting worldwide in 1979 with...

Innocents, The

When Tasmanian group Beathoven, relocated to Melbourne in 1977 they were "discovered" by American rock svengali Kim Fowley, who was so impressed with the...

Bram Tchaikovsky

Bram Tchaikovsky (born Peter Bramall) began playing in local pub bands in Lincolnshire in the late 60s. He joined The Motors in 1977 and was relegated to...

Affections, The

The story of Australian power pop band The Affections began in Sydney in the mid 70's when school friends Rob Smith, Rob Risio and George Ellis...

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Incense for the Damned (1971)

Tony Seymore (Alexander Davion) relates the story of how he was asked to investigate the whereabouts of Richard Fountain (Patrick Mower), an Oxford student...

Ford Escort

As well as the Cortina getting the flared treatment, it's little brother the Escort had a make-over in 1970 when the Mexico model (the...

Redskins, The

The Redskins were a skinhead punk band with a brass-driven soul sideline. Hailing originally from York (and known originally as No Swastikas) the band...

Man at the Top

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 2 (UK) 23 x episodes Man at the Top picked up the life of Joe Lampton who we had last...

Happening ’68

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) Imitating his earlier show, Where the Action Is, Dick Clark again employed Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere,...

Angel

Angel, like Kiss and Cheap Trick, took the flamboyance of the glam rock bands of the earlier 70s and added the heavier sounds of the likes of Black Sabbath in a...

Space Stars

1 9 8 1 (USA) 11 x 60 minute episodes The NBC series Space Stars combined old Hanna-Barbera characters Space Ghost and The Herculoids with segments called...

Day the Earth Caught Fire, The (1961)

Atomic explosions from nuclear testing by the Americans and Russians at the two poles put the Earth on a collision course with the Sun...