The latest reviews for the Power Pop Plus blog by John M. Borack — releases from Brad Marino to Van Duren.
The latest Power Pop recommendations from Goldmine contributor, John M. Borack.
A typically exhaustive, well-researched, and exquisitely compiled collection from Cherry Red, ‘Harmony in My Head’ takes a look at the UK power pop and new wave scene during the heady, explosive days of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s.
Two vintage films that reveal different creative sides of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “Imagine” and “Gimme Some Truth” have been packaged together on one 152-minute DVD with a handful of “bonus features.”
2018 was a fantastic year for music, especially Power Pop, so it became necessary to expand the usual top 10/top 20 to a top 30 this year.
BILL LLOYD – WORKING THE LONG GAME (Spyderpop Records) Bill Lloyd’s first two solo records—1987’s Feeling the Elephant and 1994’s Set to Pop—are rightfully seen as classic of the power pop/melodic rock genre. Combining ringing guitars with a keen sense …
Chris Richards and the Subtractions – Peaks and Valleys (Futureman) Peaks and Valleys is a slightly disappointing outing from Chris Richards and the Subtractions. Why? Well, despite the crisp production (courtesy of Richards and Andy Reed), the on-point drumming …
Initially one of the prime movers and shakers behind the DIY power pop movement, Zion, Illinois’ Shoes have amassed quite the tuneful, memorable recorded legacy over the past four-plus decades. Brothers John and Jeff Murphy, along with Gary Klebe, have …
Power Pop Plus blogger John M, Borack reviews worthy releases for the month: David Myhr, Greg Pope, Jeff Whalen, Kyle Vincent, Lisa Mychols, Rubinoos, Super 8 Super 8, The Condors and more.
Rest in peace, John Wicks of The Records.