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Kurt Stephan 
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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 08:58 pm:     

The term was first coined in the '70s, wasn't it, because of bands like Badfinger, the Raspberries, Big Star, Cheap Trick, the Shoes, etc.? Then along came the power-pop Brits like Nick Lowe, Rich Kids, the Motors, etc. 

But to me power pop probably is best defined by the Ramones, Buzzcocks, and Undertones. Plenty poppy, and it doesn't get much more powerful...but some would still call it punk.
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Little Keith 
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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 09:08 pm:     

I believe so, Kurt...Those names always come up (hey, whatever happened to that highly permed wussyboy, Eric Carmen?)...Like so many genres, though, no great power pop group would actually call itself that or willingly accept the label...rather, they just do what they feel and sort of arrive at that result through happenstance. Can you imagine Nick Lowe or Big Star saying, "we're a power pop group"? When groups tried too hard to fit that mold, as was the case with some of those skinny-tied worthies back in the day (can you say "Knack"?), the results inevitably sucked.

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AnneNR   

Again, no constructive criticism detected.  Name-calling, really ?!  Harsh, man, harsh!    :dry:

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