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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".
27th Aug '15 7:32:31 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/BradJones (No, not that Creator/BradJones)



* Music/DirtyLooks (not the glam metal band)



* Music/{{Weezer}} (also [[EmoMusic Emo]] and PopPunk)

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* Music/{{Weezer}} (also Alternative Rock, PopPunk, and [at least on ''Music/{{Pinkerton}}''] [[EmoMusic Emo]] and PopPunk)Emo]])
13th Aug '15 12:17:41 AM sharkcrap11
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* Music/MaterialIssue



* Music/ThePoohSticks



* Music/{{Ramones}}

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* Music/{{Ramones}}Music/{{Ramones}} (though more often recognized as a PunkRock band)



* Music/WalkTheMoon (especially amplified on ''Talking is Hard'')

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* Music/UrgeOverkill
* Music/WalkTheMoon (especially amplified on ''Talking is Hard'')Hard''; also DancePunk and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave Revival]])
30th Jul '15 7:00:57 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/JulianaHatfield
14th Jul '15 4:11:43 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/{{Zumpano}} (a precursor to The New Pornographers)
12th Jul '15 11:14:36 PM sharkcrap11
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* 20/20
* Music/ArtfulDodger (not the British Garage producer, the 70s American band)



* Music/BayCityRollers
* Music/TheBeat (Paul Collins' band, not to be confused with the British Music/TwoTone band, called The English Beat in the US)



* Music/BlueAsh
* Music/BrendanBenson
* Music/BrotherKite



* Music/TheClickFive
* Music/CottonMather



* The dBs (also JanglePop)



* Music/{{Fastball}}



* Music/ModFun



* Music/ThePlimsouls



* Music/TheSpongetones



* Music/DwightTwiley



* Music/{{Weezer}}

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* Music/{{Weezer}}Music/{{Weezer}} (also [[EmoMusic Emo]] and PopPunk)
* Music/{{Wheatus}}
12th Jul '15 2:12:52 PM bt8257
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The term "power pop" was, perhaps fittingly enough, 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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The Fittingly, the term "power pop" was, perhaps fittingly enough, 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 {{epic riff}}y "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night".
25th Jun '15 3:06:32 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/SilverSun
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