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Power Pop!

Gotta have pop

 

Musikken som burde ligge på alle hitlister men som få har hørt. Bandene som forener det beste fra The Beatles og The Who.

 

Raspberries

De er alle håpløse når det gjelder image og markedsføring og dermed dømt til å bli nerdenes favoritt band. Snakker du med en fra menigheten vil du garantert blir anbefalt noen av disse bandene:

The Raspberries,  Big Star,  Badfinger,  The Knack,  The Shoes,  Rooks,  Rubinoos,  Chris von Sneidern, The Beat (US),  Pagliaro, Jack Lee,  Wackers,  The Last, Dwight Twilley,  20/20, The Plimsouls,  The Nerves,   Marshall Crenshaw,  The dB’s, The Bongos,  Pezband,  Nick Lowe,  Elvis Costello,  Cotton Mather,  Emitt Rhodes,  Matthew Sweet,  Jellyfish, Material Issue,  Velvet Crush,  Posies,  Redd Kross,  The Rosenbergs,  Tommy Keene,  The Flamin’ Groovies,  The Romantics,  Todd Rundgren,  Cheap Trick,  The Records,  The Wondermints,  Brendan Benson,  Game Theory,  The Windbreakers,  Paley Brothers,  The Jags,  The Lambrettas,  The Scruffs, Gary Valentine,  Let’s Active,  Gigolo Aunts,  Chris Bell,  Jason Falkner,  Fountains of Wayne,  The LA’s, The Smithereens,  Teenage Fanclub,  The Barracudas,  DM3,  The Someloves,  Richard X Heyman,  The Chevelles,  The Cheepskates,  Imperial Drag,  Sloan,  The Toms,  Greg Kihn,  The Merrymakers,  The Shazam,  P.Hux,  Micheal Guthrie Band,  Incredible Kidda Band,  Seth Swirsky,  Beagle, Utopia, Wanderlust,  Bill Lloyd,  Bram Tchaikovsky,  The Myracle Brah,  The Beatifics,  Van Duren,  The Sneetches,  The Orange Humble Band,  XTC,  Squeeze,  The Moberleys,  Fotomaker,  Jim Basnight, Blue Ash, Three Hour Tour,  The Patriots,  The Shivvers,  Artful Dodger,  Milk ‘n’ Cookies,  Ian Gomm,  Rockpile, The Wannadies,  Kyle Vincent,  Nick Gilder,  Walter Clevenger,  The Motors,  The Chords, The Mockers,  The Boys,  Flying Color,  The Jets,  The Vandalias,  Eric Carmen,  Chris Stamey,  Peter Holsapple,  Phil Seymour…

Hva er Power Pop ?

Dette sa Pete Townshend i et intervju fra 1967: “Power pop is what we play—what the Small Faces used to play, and the kind of pop The Beach Boys played in the days of ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ which I preferred.” You know, raw rock & roll with la-la-las.

Når jeg selv skal beskrive musikken blir jeg aldri helt enig med meg selv, er dette for mye pop eller er det for rocka, men ingridienser som kule 12 strengede Rickenbackere og Vox forsterkere, bra koring og Beach Boy harmonier, håndklapping og tamburiner blir aldri feil og MELODIER.

 

Det skal være riff, fengende melodier med karakter og kraft, harmonier og tekstene skal helst handle om «girls, or summer, or girls in summer, or cars, or getting drunk»…Og låtene bør ikke være mye lengre enn 2 minutter…

Big Stars låt September Gurls ble engang beskrevet som: “Innocent,  but deadly” og dette er kanskje kjernen av det hele.

Om Beatles med Lennons power og McCartneys pop er din musikk vil du garantert  finne noen perler i Spotifylisten her: 

 

ShakeSomeAction

Mer lesestoff

For mer lesing anbefales John Boracks – Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide som du selvfølgelig kan låne på biblå, sammen med det du kan tenke deg av mer eller mindre obskure CD som du kan utforske videre.

 

Her er noen av mine favorittlåter:

‘Just A Chance’ – Badfinger, from Wish You Were Here (Warner Bros Records, 1974)

‘Hanging On The Telephone’ – The Nerves, from The Nerves EP (Nerves, 1977)

‘Reasons’ – The Rooks, from The Rooks (Guardian, 1994)

‘Someday, Someway’ – Marshall Crenshaw, from Marshall Crenshaw (Warner Bros, 1982)

‘Let Her Dance’ – The Bobby Fuller Four, from KRLA King Of The Wheels (Del Fi, 1965)

‘Something Else’ – Eddie Cochran, single (United Artists, 1959)

‘A Million Miles Away’ – The Plimsouls, from Everywhere At Once (1983)

‘For You’ – Greg Kihn, from Greg Kihn Again (Beserkely, 1977)

‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’ – Eddie & The Hot Rods, single (Island, 1977)

‘Waiting For The Night’ – The Pop, from Go (Arista, 1979)

‘Come Out And Play’ – The Paley Brothers, from The Paley Brothers (Sire, 1978)

‘Sixteen Again’ – The Buzzcocks, from Love Bites (Liberty, 1978)

‘I’ll Be There For You’ – The Rembrandts, from Untitled (Atlantic, 1992)

‘I Remember You’ – The Ramones, from Leave Home (Sire, 1977)

‘Kid’ – The Pretenders, from Pretenders (Sire, 1980)

‘High School’ – The MC5, from Back In The USA (Atlantic, 1970)

‘Miss Understanding’ – Jason Falkner from Presents Author Unknown (Elektra, 1996)

‘Saturday Night’ – Bay City Rollers, single (Bell, 1976)

‘Giving It All’ – 20/20, single (Bomp, 1978)

‘That’s What She Said’ – The Greenberry Woods, from Rapple Dapple (Sire, 1994)

‘Rest Up’ – Jim Basnight, single (Big Deal, 1993)

‘No Matter What’/'Jet’ – Jellyfish, from Bellybutton (Special Edition) (Virgin, 1990)

 

MatthewSweet

 

Og 200 Power Pop CD som du kan låne på biblå:

1.           Big Star – #1 Record/Radio City
2.           Cheap Trick – Heaven Tonight
3.           The Beat – s/t
4.           The Knack – Get The Knack
5.           The Posies – Dear 23
6.           Jellyfish – Bellybutton
7.           The Records – s/t
8.           20/20 – s/t
9.           Fountains of Wayne – s/t
10.         Redd Kross – Phaseshifter
11.         Sloan – One Chord to Another
12.         Matthew Sweet – 100% Fun
13.         Plimsouls – s/t
14.         The Shoes – Black Vinyl Shoes
15.         Badfinger – Wish You Were Here
16.         Cheap Trick – Dream Police
17.         Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque
18.         Jellyfish – Spilt Milk
19.         Material Issue – International Pop Overthrow
20.         Buzzcocks – A Different Kind Of Tension
21.         Nick Lowe – Labour Of Lust
22.         The Posies – Frosting On The Beater
23.         Jason Falkner – Can You Still Feel?
24.         The Three O’Clock – 16 Tambourines
25.         The Raspberries – Starting Over
26.         The Vapors – New Clear Days
27.         The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
28.         Dwight Twilley – Sincerely
29.         The dB’s – Stands For Decibels
30.         Cotton Mather – Kontiki
31.         Matthew Sweet – Girlfriend
32.         Squeeze – East Side Story
33.         The Romantics – s/t
34.         The Rubinoos – s/t
35.         Silver Sun – s/t
36.         Bram Tchaikovsky – Stange Man, Changed Man
37.         The Sweet – Desolation Boulevard
38.         Game Theory – Big Shot Chronicles
39.         Robyn Hitchcock – Fegmania
40.         Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True
41.         Marshall Crenshaw – s/t
42.         Rockpile – Seconds Of Pleasure
43.         The Nerves – s/t
44.         Velvet Crush – Teenage Symphonies To God
45.         Owsley – s/t
46.         The Gladhands – La Di Da
47.         The Shazam – Godspeed The Shazam
48.         TSAR – s/t
49.         Splitsville – Repeater
50.         Superdrag – Head Trip In Every Key
51.         Super Deluxe – Famous
52.         The Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray
53.         Fountains Of Wayne – Utopia Parkway
54.         Jason Falkner – Presents Author Unknown
55.         Imperial Drag – s/t
56.         Linus Of Hollywood – Your Favorite Record
57.         The Merrymakers – Bubblegun
58.         The Grays – Ro Sham Bo
59.         Eric Voeks – Sandbox
60.         Wondermints – s/t
61.         Cherry Twister – At Home With
62.         Myracle Brah – Life On Planet Eartsnop
63.         Wanderlust – s/t
64.         Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix
65.         The Rembrandts – LP
66.         The Jam – Sound Affects
67.         The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
68.         The Pretenders- Learning To Crawl
69.         Rooks – s/t
70.         The Hummingbirds – Love Buzz
71.         Stone Roses – s/t
72.         XTC – Oranges & Lemons
73.         The Smithereens – Especially For You
74.         Hoodoo Gurus – Mars Needs Guitars
75.         Split Enz – Time and Tide
76.         Lets Active – Big Plans For Everybody
77.         Weezer – blue album
78.         The Nines – Properties Of Sound
79.         Dodgy – Homegrown
80.         Gigolo Aunts – Minor Chords & Major Themes
81.         Beagle – Sound On Sound
82.         Supergrass – Life On Other Planets
83.         The Minders – Hooray For Tuesday
84.         Bay City Rollers – Rollin’
85.         The Nazz – Nazz Nazz
86.         Emmit Rhodes – s/t
87.         Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos
88.         P. Hux – Deluxe
89.         Chris Von Sneidern – Wood & Wire
90.         Phil Seymour – s/t
91.         The Toms s/t
92.         The Scruffs – Wanna Meet The Scruffs?
93.         Tommy Keene – The Real Underground
94.         Tommy Hoehn – Losing You To Sleep
95.         The Undertones – s/t
96.         The Chords – s/t
97.         Joe Jackson – Look Sharp!
98.         The Churchills – You Are Here
99.         The Rosenbergs – Mission: You
100.        Sugarbomb – Bully
101.        The Orange Peels – Square
102.        Frisbie – Subversive Sounds Of Love
103.        Sloan – Navy Blues
104.        Sugar – Copper Blue
105.        The Lolas – Silver Dollar Sunday
106.        The Beatifics – The Way We Never Were
107.        The Blondes – Swedish Heat
108.        The Model Rockets – Tell The Kids The Cops Are Here
109.        Orange Humble Band – Assorted Creams
110.        Eggstone – Somersault
111.        The Wannadies – Be A Girl
112.        The Orgone Box – s/t
113.        Brendan Benson – Lapalco
114.        Odds – Nest
115.        The Darling Buds – Pop Said
116.        The Bangles – All Over The Place
117.        Pezband – s/t
118.        Fotomaker – s/t
119.        Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – s/t
120.        The Motors- Motors 1
121.        Off Broadway – On
122.        The Sugarplastic – s/t
123.        Ben Folds – Rockin’ The Suburbs
124.        Bleu – Redhead
125.        Bill Lloyd – Set to Pop
126.        Eddie & The Hot Rods – Life On The Line
127.        Graham Parker – Squeezing Out Sparks
128.        The Spongetones – Oh Yeah!
129.        The Connells – One Simple Word
130.        Grapes of Wrath – Treehouse
131.        Blue Ash – Front Page News
132.        Artful Dodger – s/t
133.        Fastball – All The Pain Money Can Buy
134.        Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience
135.        Greenberry Woods – Big Money Item
136.        The Tories – Wonderful Life
137.        Letters To Cleo – Go!
138.        The Gripweeds – House Of Vibes
139.        Bronco Bullfrog – Oak Apple Day
140.        Cast – All Change
141.        Dukes Of Stratosphere – Psonic Psunspot
142.        The Bongos – Number With Wings
143.        Grass~Show – Something Smells Good In Stinkville
144.        XTC – Wasp Star: Apple Venus2
145.        Beggars – s/t
146.        Urge Overkill – Saturation
147.        Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills
148.        Nada Surf – Let Go
149.        Flashing Lights – Where The Change Is
150.        The Only Ones – s/t
151.        Swag – Catch All
152.        The Fastbacks – The Question Is No
153.        The Muffs – s/t
154.        Young Fresh Fellows – The Men Who Loved Music
155.        The Minus Five – Down With Wilco
156.        Flop – Whenever You’re Ready
157.        The Primitives – Lovely
158.        Mighty Lemon Drops – World Without End
159.        LMNOP – s/t
160.        Candy – Whatever Happened To Fun
161.        Utopia – Deface The Music
162.        Flashcubes – Bright Lights Anthology
163.        Blake Babies – Sunburn
164.        Adam Daniel – Blue Pop
165.        New Pornographers – The Electric Version
166.        Rooney  – s/t
167.        Fools Face – s/t
168.        Shooting Star – s/t
169.        The Diggers – Mount Everest
170.        Ash – 1977
171.        Apples In Stereo – Tone Soul Evolution
172.        Richard X. Heyman – Cornerstone
173.        Jon Brion – Meaningless
174.        Eugene Edwards – My Favorite Revolution
175.        Walter Clevenger & The DK – Love Songs To Myself
176.        Tiny Volcano – s/t
177.        Arlo – Stab The Unstoppable Hero
178.        OK GO – s/t
179.        The Fags – Light Em Up
180.        The Wildhearts – Must Be Destroyed
181.        Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Behind The Music
182.        Green & Yellow TV – Sinister Barrier
183.        Ultimate Fakebook – Open Up and Say Awesome
184.        The Windbreakers – A Different Sort
185.        The Sneetches – Sometimes That’s All We Have
186.        Kyle Vincent – s/t
187.        The Sighs – What Goes On
188.        Fuzzbubble – s/t
189.        Starbelly – Lemon Fresh
190.        Ice Cream Hands – Memory Lane Traffic Jam
191.        The Caulfields – Whirligig
192.        Wisely – Go!
193.        Poole – Amongwhomweshine
194.        Adventures Of Jet – Part 3: Coping With Insignificance
195.        The Elms – Big Surprise
196.        This Perfect Day – C-60
197.        Shonen Knife – s/t
198.        The High Dials – War of the Waking Phantoms
199.        Winnerys – Daily Urban Times
200.        Valley Lodge – s/t

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