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Posts tagged ‘power pop’

It took half a decade for burnout and backlash to do in disco. “My Sharona” managed to do the same for the nascent power pop revival in the space of six months. Power pop was supposed to be the Next Big Thing, the commercial face of the burgeoning “New Music” scene with maximum crossover potential […]

Song for Sunday #117

December 7th, 2014

Pearl Harbour & The Explosions – Shut Up and Dance

Song for Sunday #113

November 9th, 2014

The Records – Starry Eyes

Format loyalty is a hard thing to shake. Although Rock at the Edge inspired a number of music purchases, sick these additions to my audio library were almost exclusively cassette versions with the sole exception being…

Song for Sunday #104

August 10th, 2014

The Shivvers – Please Stand By

Song for Sunday #99

July 6th, 2014

White Heat – Nervous Breakdown

Song for Sunday #81

January 12th, 2014

The Riptides – Tomorrow’s Tears

And how to lose it

November 8th, 2013

“My Sharona” by The Knack was not the first “new wave” hit to climb to the top of the American pop charts — that honor goes to Blondie’s “Heart of Glass, disinfection ” buoyed by its disco crossover DNA — but it did effectively revive a genre that had been all but dismissed as dead. […]

Failure to launch

September 13th, 2013

Gee, illness I wasn’t really expecting any guests today. I’m still in my pajamas and the front room is an utter mess. Do you think we could perhaps postpone this for a few weeks? Besides, salve I’m uncomfortable with the notion of being “made” to love someone. I know so little about you, health system […]

Song for Sunday #33

December 2nd, 2012

The Jam – Art School There are some itches that can only be scratched by infectiously hooky power pop tunes.

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