Power Pop?

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  1. Z_Zoquis

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    Serious Poo Powered by Coffee Gold Supporting Member

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    Some of my favorites from the power pop world:







     
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    The Producers...
     
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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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    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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    Michael Penn:



    New Pornographers:

     
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    great stuff,thanks tgpers
     
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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.
     
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    Also Richard lloyds first solo record after Television, with Misty Eyes or whatever the song was called.
     
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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?
     
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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.
     
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    I believe the who coined the term. I'd add weezer to the mix


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    For me, it's Big Star, Raspberries, Badfinger, Plimsouls, Fountains of Wayne, Tinted Windows, Teenage Fanclub, The Records, The Dbs.
     
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    Four pages and no mention of the Pretenders?!?

     
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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.
     
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    the Liars were a great, but little known power-punk/pop group.

     
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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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