ROCK HISTORY: FROM SEVENTIES PROG TO EIGHTIES POP

Punk. 1977. Ground zero. The torn t-shirts, the spiky coloured short hair, the spitting and most of all the back-to-basics retro-pop caused a seismic shift in musical tastes and styles that was not fully felt till the early 80s. US bands like The Stooges and New York Dolls paved the Continue Reading

PoP ROCKS! AN INTRODUCTION

Once upon a time, pop and rock came together and made a baby, and its name was Pop-Rock. Very strictly speaking, Pop-Rock is a fusion genre that mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its (typically) guitar-based rock songs. Other genres that bear similar traits would be Powerpop, Continue Reading

POWER OF POP RECOMMENDS: TALKING HEADS – LITTLE CREATURES (1985)

To be honest, I was rather freaked out the first time I heard Talking Heads. That was in 1980 with¬†Remain in Light, the band’s fourth album, which involved ground-breaking pop-rock experiments with African rhythms. And of course, when I first heard David Byrne’s voice, it took some getting used to Continue Reading

THE DISAPPOINTED – WEIRD PEACE

Second EP from these Perth-based smart poppers finds them in the sweet G-spot between British post-punk and American new wave. Simply put – infectious melodies, bouncy rhythms, quirky lyrics and cool vibes overall. Seriously folks, they don’t make pop music like this anymore. This is the kind of pop, Power Continue Reading