The Roots of Powerpop

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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
On The Roots of Powerpop Bomp! put the Romantics "First in Line" and "Tell It to Carrie", Stiv Bators "Make Up Your Mind", Plimsouls "I'll Get Lucky" and Flamin' Groovies "Him or Me" together with a host of lesser known acts. The result is a bouncing snapshot from when punk dared to be pop. The time span is 1979-1981 and the songs are insistent; about a couple dozen bands prove here the effectiveness of the approach. Liner notes chart the waxing and waning of power pop and include a sentence or two about each cut. Other bands featured include the Barracudas, Pointed Sticks, Breakaways, M&Ms, Plimsouls, Real Kids, Detroit's Singles, Rockin' Horse, Poppees, Zeros, Jook, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
On The Roots of Powerpop Bomp! put the Romantics "First in Line" and "Tell It to Carrie", Stiv Bators "Make Up Your Mind", Plimsouls "I'll Get Lucky" and Flamin' Groovies "Him or Me" together with a host of lesser known acts. The result is a bouncing snapshot from when punk dared to be pop. The time span is 1979-1981 and the songs are insistent; about a couple dozen bands prove here the effectiveness of the approach. Liner notes chart the waxing and waning of power pop and include a sentence or two about each cut. Other bands featured include the Barracudas, Pointed Sticks, Breakaways, M&Ms, Plimsouls, Real Kids, Detroit's Singles, Rockin' Horse, Poppees, Zeros, Jook, Pandoras, Mystery Machine, Nashville Ramblers, Wombats, B Girls, 20/20, Last, and Shoes . This is an excellent overview of a vital and energetic footnote to pop music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/1996
  • Label: Bomp Records
  • UPC: 095081406025
  • Catalog Number: 4060

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Can't Pretend (2:32)
  2. 2 First in Line (2:36)
  3. 3 Apologies (2:01)
  4. 4 One Way Ticket (2:11)
  5. 5 Walking out on Love (1:34)
  6. 6 I'm Tired - M&Ms (1:50)
  7. 7 I'll Get Lucky (2:42)
  8. 8 Now You Know (3:55)
  9. 9 Tell It to Carrie (3:20)
  10. 10 Thinking of Ways - Singles (2:58)
  11. 11 Biggest Gossip in Town - Rockin' Horse (2:46)
  12. 12 Jealousy (2:34)
  13. 13 Beat Your Heart Out (2:17)
  14. 14 Him or Me (2:34)
  15. 15 Aggravation Place (3:28)
  16. 16 It's About Time (2:20)
  17. 17 She's Not Mine (2:54)
  18. 18 The Trains - Nashville Ramblers (3:06)
  19. 19 Utter Frustration - The Wombats (2:19)
  20. 20 Make up Your Mind (2:18)
  21. 21 Fun at the Beach - The B-Girls (1:56)
  22. 22 Drive - 20/20 (2:33)
  23. 23 Screaming - 20/20 (2:42)
  24. 24 Under the Freeway - 20/20 (3:52)
  25. 25 Every Summer Day - The Last (3:24)
  26. 26 Tomorrow Night - Shoes (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flamin' Groovies Track Performer
The Pandoras Track Performer
The Real Kids Track Performer
The Romantics Track Performer
Shoes Track Performer
The Barracudas Track Performer
The Zeros Track Performer
Stiv Bators Track Performer
The Jook Track Performer
The Last Track Performer
The Poppees Track Performer
20/20 Track Performer
Singles Track Performer
The Plimsouls Track Performer
Mystery Machine Track Performer
The Breakaways Track Performer
Billy Kinsley Track Performer
The Pointed Sticks Track Performer
The B-Girls Track Performer
The Wombats Track Performer
Technical Credits
Carlene Carter Composer
Hank Thompson Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
Peter Wolf Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Bob Segarini Producer
Chris Youlden Composer
John Felice Composer
John Hewlett Producer
Bill Inglot Producer
Cyril Jordan Producer
Jimmy Marinos Composer
Wally Palmar Composer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Greg Shaw Liner Notes, Graphic Design
Mike Skill Composer
Ben Weisman Composer
Robin Wills Composer
David Lee Murphy Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Vera Bloom Composer
Jacob Gade Composer
Jim Powers Liner Notes
Ian Carnochan Composer
Will Grosz Composer
Darren Merinuk Artwork
Billy Bowen Composer
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