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26th Jun '17 4:42:54 PM avk2
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Fittingly, the term "power pop" was coined by Pete Townshend in a 1967 interview (quoted above) to describe his band's style. Their early singles like "I Can't Explain", "The Kids Are Alright" and "Substitute", helped [[TropeCodifier codify]] the genre, merging strong Beatle-ish melodies wivth driving R&B-inspired rhythms and massive Marshall-stacked guitars. The Beatles themselves released harder-edged singles that helped inspire the genre, such as "Day Tripper" and "Paperback Writer", and Music/TheKinks pretty much invented the style with the {{epic riff}}y "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night".

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Fittingly, the term "power pop" was coined by Pete Townshend in a 1967 interview (quoted above) to describe his band's style. Their early singles like "I Can't Explain", "The Kids Are Alright" and "Substitute", helped [[TropeCodifier codify]] the genre, merging strong Beatle-ish melodies wivth driving R&B-inspired rhythms and massive Marshall-stacked guitars. The Beatles themselves released harder-edged singles that helped inspire the genre, such as "Day Tripper" and "Paperback Writer", and Music/TheKinks pretty much invented the style with the {{epic riff}}y "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night".
Night", which were the template for "I Can't Explain".
26th Jun '17 4:00:35 PM avk2
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Fittingly, the term "power pop" was coined by Pete Townshend in a 1967 interview (quoted above) to describe his band's style. Their early singles like "I Can't Explain", "The Kids Are Alright" and "Substitute", helped [[TropeCodifier codify]] the genre, merging strong Beatle-ish melodies with driving R&B-inspired rhythms and massive Marshall-stacked guitars. The Beatles themselves released harder-edged singles that helped inspire the genre, such as "Day Tripper" and "Paperback Writer", and Music/TheKinks joined in the fun with the {{epic riff}}y "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night".

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Fittingly, the term "power pop" was coined by Pete Townshend in a 1967 interview (quoted above) to describe his band's style. Their early singles like "I Can't Explain", "The Kids Are Alright" and "Substitute", helped [[TropeCodifier codify]] the genre, merging strong Beatle-ish melodies with wivth driving R&B-inspired rhythms and massive Marshall-stacked guitars. The Beatles themselves released harder-edged singles that helped inspire the genre, such as "Day Tripper" and "Paperback Writer", and Music/TheKinks joined in pretty much invented the fun style with the {{epic riff}}y "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night".


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26th Jun '17 3:55:41 PM avk2
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+ RockAndRoll, BritishInvasion (both the Merseybest and the Mod aspects of it), PopMusic, ProtoPunk, HardRock

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+ RockAndRoll, BritishInvasion (both the Merseybest Merseybeat and the Mod aspects of it), PopMusic, ProtoPunk, HardRock
23rd Dec '16 5:38:11 AM MarkLungo
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* [[Music/EnuffZNuff Enuff Z'Nuff]] (although they had the misfortune of being labeled as a HairMetal band because [[ExecutiveMeddling that's what Music/AtcoRecords said they were]].)

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* [[Music/EnuffZNuff Enuff Z'Nuff]] (although they had the misfortune of being labeled as a HairMetal band because [[ExecutiveMeddling that's what Music/AtcoRecords their label]] Creator/AtcoRecords said they were]].were.)
23rd Dec '16 5:37:04 AM MarkLungo
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-->''Power pop is what we play what Music/TheSmallFaces used to play, and the kind of pop Music/TheBeachBoys played in the days of "Fun, Fun, Fun" which I preferred.''
-->'''[[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]]'''

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-->''Power ->''"Power pop is what we play what Music/TheSmallFaces used to play, and the kind of pop Music/TheBeachBoys played in the days of "Fun, Fun, Fun" which I preferred.''
-->'''[[Music/TheWho
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-->--'''[[Music/TheWho
Pete Townshend]]'''



* [[Music/EnuffZNuff Enuff Z'Nuff]] (although they had the misfortune of being labeled as a HairMetal band because [[ExecutiveMeddling that's what Atco said they were]].)

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* [[Music/EnuffZNuff Enuff Z'Nuff]] (although they had the misfortune of being labeled as a HairMetal band because [[ExecutiveMeddling that's what Atco Music/AtcoRecords said they were]].)



* Nazz and ToddRundgren solo

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* The Nazz and ToddRundgren Music/ToddRundgren solo
29th Nov '16 7:46:47 AM darkchiefy
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* Music/{{Weezer}} (also Alternative Rock, PopPunk, and [at least on ''Music/{{Pinkerton}}''] [[EmoMusic Emo]])

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* Music/{{Weezer}} (also Alternative Rock, PopPunk, and [at least on ''Music/{{Pinkerton}}''] ''Music/WeezerTheBlueAlbum'' and''Music/{{Pinkerton}}''] [[EmoMusic Emo]])
29th Aug '16 1:10:03 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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7th Jul '16 9:44:12 AM gewunomox
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PowerPop is Music/TheBeatles [[XMeetsY meets]] Music/TheWho.

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PowerPop is Music/TheBeatles [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] Music/TheWho.



PopPunk bands often [[BlatantLies claim to be]] power pop. Considering TheWho inspired many of the first punk bands, this may not be surprising.

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PopPunk bands often [[BlatantLies claim to be]] power pop. Considering TheWho Music/TheWho inspired many of the first punk bands, this may not be surprising.


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3rd Jan '16 7:56:44 PM sharkcrap11
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Primary Stylistic Influences:
+ RockAndRoll, BritishInvasion (both the Merseybest and the Mod aspects of it), PopMusic, ProtoPunk, HardRock
]
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Secondary Stylistic Influences:
+ ArenaRock, FolkRock, GarageRock, later bands often influenced by PunkRock, NewWaveMusic and AlternativeRock
]
24th Dec '15 4:17:09 AM Morgenthaler
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Power pop dropped out of the spotlight after the end of the seventies but continued to thrive underground and proved to be an important influence on AlternativeRock bands - many of the early alt-rock bands, such as {{REM}}, played JanglePop and owed a massive debt to power pop, especially Music/BigStar. The genre has still had its occasional moments of mainstream success, such as MatthewSweet's "Girlfriend", GinBlossoms' "Hey Jealousy", {{Weezer}}'s "Buddy Holly", and Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance".

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Power pop dropped out of the spotlight after the end of the seventies but continued to thrive underground and proved to be an important influence on AlternativeRock bands - many of the early alt-rock bands, such as {{REM}}, Music/{{REM}}, played JanglePop and owed a massive debt to power pop, especially Music/BigStar. The genre has still had its occasional moments of mainstream success, such as MatthewSweet's Music/MatthewSweet's "Girlfriend", GinBlossoms' Music/GinBlossoms' "Hey Jealousy", {{Weezer}}'s Music/{{Weezer}}'s "Buddy Holly", and Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance".
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