What's power pop?
Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and rock music. It typically incorporates a combination of musical devices such as strong melodies, crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements, and prominent guitar riffs. Instrumental solos are usually kept to a minimum, and blues elements are largely downplayed. Recordings tend to display production values that lean toward compression and a forceful drum beat. Instruments usually include one or more electric guitars, an electric bass guitar, a drum kit, and sometimes electric keyboards or synthesizers. While its cultural impact has waxed and waned over the decades, power pop is among rock's most enduring subgenres.
Who's power pop?
Badfinger, Dwight Twilley Band, Big Star, The Raspberries, Blue Ash, 20/20, Cheap Trick, Shoes, The Records, The Motors, The Spongetones, Marshall Crenshaw, The Knack, The Smithereens, Jellyfish, Teenage Fanclub, Weezer, Brendan Benson...
and many, many more
What's this Tumblr all about?
This is a place for videos, songs, photographs, articles.. anything and everything power pop. A celebration of jangly guitars and sweet harmonies! A cornucopia of catchy choruses and chiming chords!
Power pop links
Magnet's power pop issue
Allmusic: Power Pop
Last.fm tag: power pop
Bandcamp tag: power pop
Peter's Power Pop
TV Tropes: Power Pop
Reddit: Power Pop
The Beginner's Guide To Power Pop
Who runs this Tumblr?
Hi! My name is Mark, I'm a 29-year-old English geek, and there is (slightly) more to my life than power pop.. if you enjoy these posts I'd love it if you followed my personal Tumblr :)
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