Member Since: 11/6/2002
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Artist Song
The Raspberries  Go All The Way 
Teenage Fanclub  What You Do To Me 
Nazz  Open My Eyes 
DM3  Second Floor 
Kiss  Rock And Roll All Night 
The Three O'Clock  Half The Way There 
Jellyfish  Joining A Fan Club 
Deaf School  Darling 
Cherry Twister  I'm Gonna Be The Lonely Boy Tonight 
The Beatles  And Your Bird Can Sing 
Matthew Sweet  I've Been Waiting 
XTC  Earn Enough For Us 
Flamin' Groovies  Shake Some Action 
Elvis Costello  (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding 
The dBs  Black And White 
Big Star  In The Street 
Merrymakers  Superstar 
The Hudson Brothers  With Somebody Else 
Redd Kross  Elephant Flares 
Nick Lowe  Cruel To Be Kind 
Shoes  She Satisfies 
Cheap Trick  Surrender 
The Records  Starry Eyes 
The Raspberries  Tonight 


What is Power Pop?

I first heard it late at night on a St. Louis AM radio station when I was in junior high. Wow! What was it? I waited to hear the back announcement, but it never came. The station had signed off for the night.

Took me a couple of years to discover the name. Go All The Way. The Raspberries.

What is Power Pop?

Up-tempo. Melodic. Loud guitars. Jangly guitars. A touch of boogie. Super-compressed. Lyrically lite. Conducive to air guitar. You don't have to sound like Eric Carmen, but it sure helps.

This mix is loosely based on a cassette mix--now lost. I just started taping stuff I liked. After a few listens I detected an underlying theme, despite the fact that the artists spanned a number of genres and eras.

What is Power Pop!
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p the swede
Date: 12/30/2002
great, great, great, dig this all over, marvellous stuff
Date: 12/31/2002
This looks freakin' great Lenny. You gotta love power pop, and this mix covers most of the best artists working at the plant. BTW, does anyone else out there remember the Hudson Brothers' variety show in the mid-70s?
Date: 12/31/2002
Excellent. I'll second Ion and the Swede. And Ion, I remember the Hudson Brothers' show, though I've tried my best to forget.
Date: 12/31/2002
Real nice Lenny! We love Power Pop...! (Yes, I too remember the Hudson Bros. show...the emu, and Chuckie Margolis..., but I'm with Curtis.) Nice Shoes pick!
Date: 12/31/2002
mmmmm... *drool* Yeah... There is no way this mix could've been bad, but you knocked it out of the ballpark. Way to be.
Date: 1/1/2003
freakin fantastic.
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 1/1/2003
oooooomemories: I gave @ least 1/2 of this away to my siblings...thinking I'd never want to hear it again...nice job.
Date: 6/15/2003
v nice
Rob Conroy
Date: 10/9/2003
Looks great. I'm currently scanning your mixes so I can respond to your e-mail...
Date: 5/13/2004
Brilliant mix. I have something eerily similar to this with almost all the same bands. Starry Eyes could possibly be the most perfect powerpop song ever written. I do have to say I'd have picked something from earlier Three O'Clock, but it's "just nice to be nominated."