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Old 04-20-2013, 02:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The Producers:




Tinted Windows (power pop supergroup featuring members of Hanson, Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick and Fountains of Wayne):




Gary Myrick (without the Figures):


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Old 04-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Some power pop I like.





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Old 10-10-2021, 03:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had thought about starting a power-pop thread but why not resurrect an old one instead?

Anyway to me, power pop all emanates from early period Beatles (at least the best power pop does). Sure, I can see the Kinks influence (and mod bands like the early Who in general), but you also have to look at other influences like the Hollies, Merseybeat bands in general, notably the Searchers, and American bands like the Turtles for example.

Of course, power pop really took off in the seventies and much of what became known as New Wave featured quite a bit of power pop. Anyway, won't bore you with the obvious masters (Raspberries, Badfinger, Big Star, et al).

I don't think these guys were mentioned yet and they had a pretty good following in their day.



Any of you have any fav power pop bands/songs?
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Just to keep it going (or in case Dram comes back)

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Old 10-13-2021, 02:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Eric Carmen was the quintessential McCartney clone (not only in songwriting, but also vocally) in The Raspberries.



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Marshall Crenshaw disliked the "power pop" label but his material often fell into that jangly territory, although the lion's share could be considered pop-rockabilly.



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Yeah, the Raspberries were fantastic.

I'd consider Marshall Crenshaw power pop too though his sound was a bit different from the norm of that genre. Judging from his looks, I wonder if he was thinking more along the lines of Buddy Holly

These guys weren't as successful as the Raspberries, but they too have their place in Power Pop lore

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^ Nice pick, rubber soul - I'd forgotten all about that tune.

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I'd consider Marshall Crenshaw power pop too though his sound was a bit different from the norm of that genre. Judging from his looks, I wonder if he was thinking more along the lines of Buddy Holly
Yes, he definitely looks similar to Holly - and Marshall started out by playing John Lennon in the Beatlemania stage musical, so maybe he was partial to those Lennonesque NHS round spectacles.

Adding some Flamin' Groovies here to the power pop pile:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI7-ol-TG2o
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I always thought of the Flamin Groovies as more of a retro band than a power pop group, but yeah, I see the link as they were clearly influenced by Merseybeat. Incidentally, Shake Some Action rates as my number one album of 1976.

I know you remember this one, Ribbons

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