Power Pop?

Whiskeyrebel

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I'll see your Bangles and raise you a GoGos

Which fits only naturally with Kim Wilde
 
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jayn

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Huge power pop fan - all the bands noted plus:

Model Rockets
Tripwires
Owsley
The Tories
The Rembrants
The Flashing Lights
The Grays
And a bunch more...
 
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ChipOnly

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I love it.

I caught the power pop affliction in my early 20s (!) via a bunch of Rhino cassettes (DIY series) that were like $1 each at the local close-out store.

I'm sure someone said The Records, they wrote some great hooks and melodies.
 

mc5nrg

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Also Richard lloyds first solo record after Television, with Misty Eyes or whatever the song was called.
 

Dave Wakely

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I plead guilty to naming The Records: first album is a total gem. And the Lloyd album was, I think, called Alchemy?
 

jackxiv

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Shoes
Cheap Trick
Big Star
Rasperries
Paul Collins' Beat
Artful Dodger
Milk N Cookies (probably more glam, I guess)
Gentleman Jesse and His Men
Some Hanoi Rocks was power pop like
The earlier version of the Scientists was power pop
I think of Dave Edmunds as being power pop a bit, same goes for Rockpile, but again, I'm probably stretching the definition there.
We toured with Paul Collins, it was an experience. I met the drummer for Cheap Trick once.
 

Zelja

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Some great bands and albums mentioned here. To me in the late 70s/early 80s, power pop was rock n roll for me. A coupe of other bands maybe not mentioned:
Bram Tchaikovsky
The Jam
The DM3
The Someloves
Orange Humble Band (a power pop supergroup including Ken Stringfellow & Mitch Easter)
The Barracudas
Dodgy
The Wonderstuff
Voice of the Beehive
The Primitives
The Darling Buds
James Freund and the Teenage Radio Stars
Purple Hearts
The Scruffs (the Aussie band, not the US punk band of the same name)
The Pyramidiacs
The Dreamdayers (OK, tooting my own horn there)
So many more.

Oh yeah & The Who & The Beatles.
 

Defendant

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Here are some that I love off the top of my head-
(I never cared for the super light and wimpy power pop stuff)

Material Issue -first 3 albums are great.
Of course - "Get the Knack" by The Knack
What Goes on The Sighs (a bit softer power pop, but awesome songs)
Smashes Crashes & Near Misses by The Records
20/20 / Look Out by Twenty-Twenty
Frosting on the Beater -The Posies
The Muffs The Muffs
Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet
Bandwagonesque by Teenage Fanclub
Generation Terrorists Manic Street Preachers (more rock, but great melodies)
Punch Lines by The Parasites
Aurora Gory Alice Letters to Cleo,
Hey! Album by Marvelous 3
Plus by The Plimsouls
Third Eye Redd Kross
and of course everything by Jellyfish...
 

DrumBob

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For me, it's Big Star, Raspberries, Badfinger, Plimsouls, Fountains of Wayne, Tinted Windows, Teenage Fanclub, The Records, The Dbs.
 

BalancePoint

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Not noted thus far that I'd add (apologies if I missed them in prior posts):

The La's
The Cavedogs
Miracle Legion
Game Theory
Guadalcanal Diary
 
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The Get Up Kids - Guilt Show

This band started out leaning more towards the punk/emo (I think emo bands originated from their general area in the midwest?), but they really matured by their final album Guilt Show, which is a crisp, well-written and well-produced gem of power pop and pop punk.
 

pluto

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The first Big Star album, Teenage Fanclub's Grand Prix, the Posies frosting on the Beater are my favorite power pops albums. Hard to beat those albums for sheer fun. Besides the other stuff from those bands, I also love stuff from Zumpano, the Sneetches, Matthew Sweet, and Game Theory.
 




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