PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : ANTON BARBEAU – PLASTIC GUITAR (2009)

ANTON BARBEAU Plastic Guitar (Pink Hedgehog)

I remember when I first started Power of Pop in 1998, one of the first CDs I reviewed was Anton Barbeau’s – one of the first artists to send his album to some music writer out of Singapore! More than a decade later, I’m glad to report that after many other albums, Barbeau continues to record his quirky music.

Continue reading “PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : ANTON BARBEAU – PLASTIC GUITAR (2009)”

PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : VISTA KICKS – “GOTTA GET AWAY” PERFORMANCE VIDEO

Photo Credit : Anna Maria Lopez

Los Angeles based Vista Kicks is Derek Thomas, Sam Plecker, Trevor Sutton, and Nolan LeVine.

The quartet, originally met on the kindergarten playground in their hometown and are thus more than bandmates. They are lifelong friends and creative brothers with a knack for writing infectious songs and throwing a great party.

Continue reading “PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : VISTA KICKS – “GOTTA GET AWAY” PERFORMANCE VIDEO”

ROCK HISTORY | 1971 – NEVER A DULL MOMENT BY DAVID HEPWORTH

1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year1971 – Never a Dull Moment: Rock’s Golden Year by David Hepworth
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The story of the ascent of rock music is lovingly told by the author, who turned 21 that year. The context behind many of the classic rock artists and albums is vividly described. Well researched with detailed accounts, the reading enjoyment is enhanced by a Spotify playlist of course!

still there’s more