Post Tagged with: "Power Pop"

The Knack – Normal as the Next Guy (2001; 2015 reissue)

The Knack – Normal as the Next Guy (2001; 2015 reissue)

‘Normal as the Next Guy’ should have – once again – been more than enough to hot-wire a comeback for the Knack. So what went wrong this time?

The Jeanies – The Jeanies (2015)

The Jeanies – The Jeanies (2015)

Imagine the sweetly salted vocals of Phil Seymour mixed with the muscular bite of bands like the Plimsouls, and you have the essence of the Jeanies.

David Myhr, Jeremy, Down Down Downs – Pop Parade Tres (2013)

Those familiar with this highly regarded series will be pleased to know the most recent segment hangs fast and furious to its practice of impeccable taste and selection.

One Track Mind: The Eddies, “Under The Mistletoe” (2013)

Christmas may have just passed, but the spirit and visuals linger on in stores as sales on seasonal items are hot and heavy.

Chris Wilson – It’s Flamin’ Groovy! (2014)

Making its U.S. debut in January 2014 is Chris Wilson’s new album called It’s Flamin’ Groovy! And it certainly is

‘You have no idea what went on’: Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

‘You have no idea what went on’: Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

For Joey Molland, continuing forward under the Badfinger banner has been both a blessing — all of his other classic-era bandmates are dead — and a curse. Questions about where the money goes these days linger.

Jeremy, Pete Best Band, Lemon Clocks – Sweet Relief: Love is Everywhere (2013)

Jeremy, Pete Best Band, Lemon Clocks – Sweet Relief: Love is Everywhere (2013)

Promoting a very worthy cause, Sweet Relief is series where all proceeds go to victims of natural disasters.

On Second Thought: The Smithereens – 11 (1989)

On Second Thought: The Smithereens – 11 (1989)

Formed in 1980, the Smithereens are still going strong today. Sticking to their principals, the New Jersey band, in all these years, has never once compromised their ideals and bowed down to trends.

Big Star – Playlist: The Very Best (2013)

Big Star – Playlist: The Very Best (2013)

Big Star is a band that you know, at least by sound and structure, even if you never knew them, you know? Roundly ignored across two early-1970s releases, their’s was the sound of the college-rock scene of a decade later.

The Knack – Serious Fun (1991): Forgotten series

The Knack – Serious Fun (1991): Forgotten series

Summer 1979 saw the Knack scurry straight to the top of the charts everywhere with a song that remains the epitome of power pop holiness.