When I opined that Classic Rock had lost its relevance and significance in the contemporary music industry, it does not mean that Classic Rock is no longer important. In fact, Classic Rock is a critical asset to film and TV producers as directors utilise Classic Rock to create a vibe in film and TV series that contemporary pop music just cannot replicate. Which brings me to The Best Classic Rock Film and TV Scenes.(more…)
Tag: Rock ‘n’ Roll
It has been more than 25 years since the death of Kurt Cobain, the last rock iconoclast that had a major impact on popular music before the rise of hip-hop. That is a generation ago and since then, Classic Rock as we understood the genre in the last forty years has declined to insignificance as a cultural force.(more…)
All Right Now is the ultimate British expression of the blues-rock explosion of the late 1960s and the hard rock movement of the early 1970s. Arguably, All Right Now is also the signature tune of Free, consisting of Paul Rodgers (vocals), Paul Kossoff (guitar), Simon Kirke (drums) and Andy Fraser (bass).(more…)
Neil Young has turned 75! So it’s probably the best day to present to you the click baiting listicle I call The Best Neil Young Songs Of All Time! AND… I have given myself the nigh impossible task of just naming TEN songs! But I think I am well satisfied with this list, keeping my selections to the less obvious and focusing on deep cuts. Without further ado, The Best Neil Young Songs Of All Time (in alphabetical order, natch!)(more…)
Are you ready for THE BEST SONGS OF THE NINETIES??!!!?
1991 was the year punk broke. Or so we thought. While the alternative rock genre became mainstream in the early part of the 1990s, it really signalled the end of rock’s dominance over the music industry. The mic had been passed to hip-hop and its influence over pop culture remains unrivalled to this day.(more…)
It’s impossible to be objective about Bohemian Rhapsody as I have been a Queen fan since 1977.
I think I am almost giving up totally on reviews of new music altogether. After all, one can just simply listen to the music, what’s the point of detailed description of the music? Seriously!
THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE OUTRYDERS – “HOLLOW VICTORY / SHOULD HAVE KNOWN”THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE OUTRYDERS – “HOLLOW VICTORY / SHOULD HAVE KNOWN”
It’s all about a love for Power Pop Rock N Roll and Western Australia’s The Outryders demonstrate this with a new double single!
LIVE NEWS | PoP LEGENDS : BOB DYLAN RETURNS TO SINGAPORE!LIVE NEWS | PoP LEGENDS : BOB DYLAN RETURNS TO SINGAPORE!
Bob Dylan will make his way back to Singapore in August this year. The concert will be part of his Asia Tour, which also includes Hong Kong and other cities in the region. He was previously here in 2011 as part of Timbre’s Rock & Roots.
THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]
Definitely amongst our top ten favourite artists, here’s our PoP Legends playlist for the genius that is Neil Young!
An eclectic lineup for sure! Bluesfest Byron Bay promises a dynamic slate of rock ‘n’ artists – established and emerging – with a sprinkling of massive pop stars in the mix as well.
PoP LEGENDS | NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL – THE VISITOR [REVIEW]PoP LEGENDS | NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL – THE VISITOR [REVIEW]
Another year, another Neil Young album.
Power pop legend Tommy Keene has passed away “unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep,” according to his official website.
PoP LEGENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : WEEZER – PACIFIC DAYDREAMPoP LEGENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : WEEZER – PACIFIC DAYDREAM
For their undying commitment to the power of pop, Weezer deserve to be recognised as PoP Legends! Evidence-in-chief – their latest album, Pacific Daydream.
PoP LEGENDS | ROCK N ROLL : THE DOORS – THE SINGLESPoP LEGENDS | ROCK N ROLL : THE DOORS – THE SINGLES
Not really a ‘best of’ compilation, more of a historical document of a chronological listing of The Doors singles (A and B sides).
PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THRIFT STORE HALO – POP ROCKETPoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THRIFT STORE HALO – POP ROCKET
Every now and then, we come across a new release that is simply the very definition of what we like to call – POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! So, a warm PoP welcome to Thrift Store Halo.
PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL – HOW DO YOU SPELL HEAVENPoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL – HOW DO YOU SPELL HEAVEN
Band of the year award must go to the ever dependable rock legends Guided By Voices as they release their 2nd (!) album of 2017, the impressive How Do You Spell Heaven.
PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : WEEZER – FEELS LIKE SUMMERPoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : WEEZER – FEELS LIKE SUMMER
Weezer pays tribute to GNR with the new music video for “Feels Like Summer”
THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE DARKNESS – ALL THE PRETTY GIRLSTHE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE DARKNESS – ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS
The Darkness are back with their fifth album Pinewood Smile, due for release October 6th through Cooking Vinyl.
PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : RICH MCCULLEY – OUT ALONG THE EDGESPoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : RICH MCCULLEY – OUT ALONG THE EDGES
Rich McCulley has been a popular singer-songwriter with Power of Pop and we have always done our best to plug his releases over the years. So we were pleased when Rich sent us his latest offering, Out Along the Edges.
THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE DREAM SYNDICATE – HOW DID I FIND MYSELF HERE?THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE DREAM SYNDICATE – HOW DID I FIND MYSELF HERE?
2017 is definitely shaping up to be an interesting year for our beloved music with the announcement of a new album from seminal alt-rockers The Dream Syndicate!