Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Roots of Powerpop

While casting about looking for something interesting to download, I came across a compilation from 1996 called The Roots of Powerpop put out by Bomp! Records. It collects some great late-1970's power pop from the likes of acts I was familiar with like Flamin' Groovies, The Romantics, 20/20, Shoes, and the Plimsouls, in addition to other less known groups. Some of the songs are classic power pop, some have a Nuggets feel to them, and some have more of a new wave/punk feel. I don't know of any free MP3s but you can listen to samples at eMusic or at If you're into this genre, this collection is a must-have! I will probably also check out a similar Bomp! compilation called Destination: Bomp!, which appears to include some good power pop, punk, new wave, and garage rock.


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