Power Pop #13: The Kidda Band – Get Off The Telephone

The Kidda Band (aka The Incredible Kidda Band) was a british power pop group in the late 70s and early 80s. I admit that this was the only song I knew from them before checking out some youtube videos that proved that they had other great songs as well. I think I need to buy their compilation at some point, but let’s stick with Get Off The Telephone for now, because it’s the song I know by heart and it also has a pretty cool video. So watch this beauty if you are looking for fashion tips or simple but damn brilliant power pop song.

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Power Pop #12: Sunnyboys – Happy Man

The world tour of power pop classics takes me back to Australia. The Sunnyboys from Sydney released their debut album in 1981 and it is a classic and full of great songs. Especially the singles Happy Man and Alone With You are friggin’ awesome. This is the first single Happy Man and it’s definitely one of those songs that easily qualifies to the “hey, this must be the best song ever” -list.

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Power Pop #11: Gary Charlson – Real Life Saver

I actually just got the most likely amazing Titan: It’s All Pop compilation today. It’s been on my shopping list since Numero Group released it, but somehow I just never ordered it. Well until a friend of mine (thanks JiiäM) who knows so much more about power pop than I do reminded me by posting this amazing song to his facebook feed. Real Life Saver by Gary Charlson was originally released in 1978 by Kansas City-based Titan Records. I’m looking forward to spend some quality with this Titan Records compilation, because I bet there are more pop treats like this. It will difficult to top this though. Real Life Saver is a perfect pop song as far as I’m concerned.

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Power Pop #10: The Greenberry Woods – Oh Christine

The Greenberry Woods released two great pop albums in the mid-nineties and I can recommend both of them extremely highly or even monstrously (by using the Not Lame scale). This Räkärodeo classic Oh Christine from the debut album Rapple Dapple has always been my biggest favourite. After The Greenberry Woods The Huseman brothers started another fantastic pop group Splitsville. The third key figure in the band Ira Katz started a band called Wonderfool. I probably have not heard anything from them. Let me know, if I need to do something with that.

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