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Friday, February 5, 2010

Rhino Records Needs To Issue a Power Pop Box Set!!



So after I posted last night, I started poking around and it seems that all of those compilations I mentioned in my introduction to the Birth of Power Pop series are currently out of print. This is criminal. Why hasn't Rhino finally given this genre the box set treatment it deserves, à la the Nuggets box sets? Judging by the flurry of traffic I generated posting the comps yesterday there is certainly a demand for Power Pop. Currently Disc One has been downloaded 31 times in less than 24 hours. My average is usually in the 15-20 (total, not just the first day) range -- Xmas comps not included.

It occurs to me that there is an entire generation that may have missed these magnificent Rhino Compilations. Using my old friend Captain Crawl, I managed to find all five available thanks to the blogosphere. I have posted the links below:

DiY: Come Out and Play - American Power Pop I (1975-78)

DiY: Teenage Kicks - UK Pop I (1976-79)

DiY: Shake it Up! American Power Pop II (1978-80)

DiY: Starry Eyes - UK Pop II (1978-79)

All four of those are compliments of PVAc to 44.1 kHz.

Poptopia: Power Pop Classics of the '70s

Compliments of Ack Ack Ack

Be sure and thank those bloggers and send Rhino an email demanding a Power Pop Box Set!

4 comments:

arthur2sheds said...

That Rhino DIY series was like an encyclopedia of essential punk/powerpop. I bought the whole series when it first came out (1994 I believe), and it was a revelation for someone still listening to Zep, Stones, Who etc.

Not crazy about the Boston and L.A. comps (though both have their moments) but the rest is gold.

The L.A. Nuggets box a few years ao did kind of cross over into power pop territory, but yeah, Rhino could no doubt put together a killer power pop set.

I recently picked up a used copy of the Tuff Darts CD (their "All for the Love of Rock n' Roll" is on the New York comp) and it's fantastic. Probably leans a little more towards punk, but a worthwhile listen if you're seeking something "new."

Keep up the good work man. Some great stuff here.

arthur2sheds said...

Oops, by L.A. Nuggets I meant "Children of Nuggets."

Maximum Jack said...

Thanks A2S, you're right that Children of Nuggets set did have a lot of Power Pop stuff on it-- and I'd even consider it essential for fans of the genre. I need to pick up that Tuff Darts reissue.

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