When you are in the right mood, I’m not sure anything beats a good Power Pop song. Sure we shrug them off when we are talking to other “serious music” people as trite, simple or silly, but lets be honest…if your toes are tapping, your face is smiling and you can’t wait to get to the chorus there has to be something to it.
The moment I hear the phrase Power Pop I immediately think of Cheap Trick. To me the text book definition. Matthew Sweet is also up there near the top. Least we forget our friends from the Great White North The Pursuit of Happiness. Feeling old school, there has to be more than a handful of early Who songs to scratch that itch. Flash in the pan bands how about The Knack? Purely silly Too Much Joy.
At the end of the day, if I could only have one on my desert island it would have to be a lesser known band Material Issue. The 91 and 92 albums International Pop Overthrow and Destination Universe are real gems. If you are not familiar give them a spin next time you need to lighten the load.
So where do you all land on this? Let hear your thoughts on it as a whole and who really nails it for you?