Sad news from New York tonight. Ric Ocasek was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, law enforcement confirmed. Some reports say he was 75 and some say he was 70. Ric wrote some of the best pop hits of the late seventies and eighties for the Cars. The Cars were a big part […] […]
What a pleasant surprise this is! Former Hüsker Dü and Sugar front man Bob Mould does a quite good cover of a song made famous by The Buzzcocks! It doesn’t get much more power-pop than this.
A big thank you to Derek’s Music Blog for highlighting one of America’s finest power pop bands, Big Star: Big Star-Pioneers Of Power Pop. Sadly, in music, talent doesn’t guarantee commercial success. If it did, Big Star would’ve been one of the biggest bands in musical history. Alas, that wasn’t the case. Lady luck failed […]
Some happy news today. It looks as if the majority of Nick Lowe’s back catalog has been reissued on Bandcamp. I featured Jesus of Cool because it was my introduction to his work, and still holds up as a classic power-pop album.
Originally posted on The Fat Angel Sings:
Born Peter Bramall in November 1950, Bram Tchaikovsky first came to prominence as a member of the pub rock band The Motors in 1977, subsequent to playing in several local rock bands in Lincolnshire during the late ‘60s. Following his decision to leave The Motors, Bram opted to…
Music from the ex-Yugoslavia is a region well worth exploring. Everything from Industrial and goth to power-pop was well-represented, and a lot of this material holds up quite well. Take, for example, Opera Lu, a band from Sarajevo, whose New-Wave sound compares favorably to bands like The Buzzcocks and The Real Kids.