Kitchen and the Plastic Spooons “Happy Funeral” Serve You! 7” (1980)
It died a long fucking time ago. Your taste is shit and you should feel bad.
Disco died too…but people still listen to that, so what’s your point? Just because some people like music that you don’t or that isn’t popular anymore doesn’t make it bad or terrible music. Get over yourself~
^ Pretty soon you’ll be able to get POP PUNK MANIA featuring Title Fight and Man Overboard at your local car wash, right next to Disco Hits ‘72.
I remember when pop punk was good, but then FYP stopped playing and JK Samson left Propagandhi and they became a melodic hardcore band.
Power Pop has never died and is pretty cool beans, esp the more punk power pop. Pop Punk always sucked. Always. It’s important to not refer to great power pop as pop punk.
I’m still seeding great power pop torrents on demonoid.
Burn Out No3: Live Fast Love Hard Die Young (Just fixed the link. Sorry about that.)
(Right click and save to download the file from my public folder on Dropbox. Chrome and Safari will stream it. Firefox 6 should but can be buggy. It’s a 95 minute recording, so it takes anywhere from 30 seconds to two minutes to load, depending on your connection. Also available via link at my music blog dagSound.)
Burn Out No3 Playlist:
The Forgotten Rebels “Tell Me You Love Me” The Forgotten Rebels are from late 70s Ontario, Hamilton to be exact. This track is from their 1981 LP This Ain’t Hollywood. One of my favorite singles from 1982 b/w “Rhona Barrett”. “Tell Me You Love Me” is the perfect mixture of punk and power pop. Super catchy. It deserves its status. It’s on Powerpearls Vol. 8.
The Telegents “Seen it Before” Great power pop/punk track. The Telegents were a power pop act from London, 1979. This single is from 1982.
Ail Symudiad “Dylun y Sebon” This is one of those legendary power-pop singles everyone wanted back in the days before mp3s were being shared. Now it’s everywhere a hipster douchebag is dropping names to get laid by his fave faux feminist. The band is from Wales and formed in 1979. The single is from 1982. Their albums are worth finding.
The Transistors “R-Love” is on Powerpearls #8. I uploaded the entire Powerpearls vinyl series to Demonoid not too long ago. It’s seeding well if you’re keen. Transistors were an American power pop act, and this great track was the B-side to a single released in 1980. It’s much better than “Telephone,” the track they released on the A-side.
I’ve recently posted three torrents over at Demonoid. If you like the amazing garage band Dead Moon, if you’re a fan of post 60s fried Japanese hard rock and freakout, you should check out my torrents.
The third torrent is for Rhino’s 9 volume DIY series.
From my torrent description:
This torrent compiles the 9 albums of Rhino’s DIY series on punk, post-punk and power pop, from 1993.
I gathered the files over the last couple of years and thought it’d be cool to see them in one torrent, with accurate tags.
My favorite is Mass Ave: The Boston Years. Many folks love The Modern World, volume 2 of the UK Punk compilation. I find the punk albums include a lot that is easily available elsewhere before and after this series was published. The Boston volume and the power pop volumes are very good. Nevertheless, the 9 albums together present a great anthology of punk’s progress 1975-1985.
DIY: Come Out And Play - American Power Pop I (1975-78)
DIY: Shake It Up! - American Power Pop II
DIY: Teenage Kicks - UK Pop I (1976-79)
DIY: Starry Eyes - UK Pop II (1978-79)
DIY: Anarchy In The UK - UK Punk I (1976-77)
DIY: The Modern World - UK Punk II (1977-78)
DIY: We’re Desperate - The L.A. Scene
DIY: Mass. Ave. - The Boston Scene (1975-83)
DIY: Blank Generation - The New York Scene