Browsing: Power Pop

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 Please…

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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 Gary…

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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 pop music…

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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 -…

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While it is very easy to dismiss this sub-genre of music, the fact remains that power pop (even at its most commercially manipulated) had a…

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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…

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