Power Pop Plus

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Two New Holiday-Themed Pop CD’s are Sure to Please

Various artist holiday/Christmas CD’s can be tricky propositions, mainly because it’s pretty damned difficult to find one that’s aurally exciting from start to finish.  As a matter of fact, 1991’s Yuletunes (featuring Shoes, Material Issue and other Midwest pop titans) …

NY popsters make good

In this installment of Power Pop Plus, we’ll take a look at two New Yorkers who have each shed their power pop skin on their latest releases in favor of something a bit different.

Recent Pop Reviews

by John M. Borack Apple Jam Off the Beatle Track Roseta Productions (884501189064) Grade: ****1/2 Off the Beatle Track showcases authentic and affectionate Merseybeat re-creations of 14 tracks that John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned during the Beatles’ early years …

Joan Jett’s Greatest Hits is solid

This solid 21-song, two-disc set — compiled to coincide with the release of The Runaways motion picture — touches on most of Joan Jett’s important chart hits from her nearly 30 year solo career.