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POP Goes The World!

Sep 2021

The Triumphant Return Of The Power POP Commander!


It’s been several years since we last heard from the Power POP Commander

2016 to be exact, and I was getting worried about him, so I sent up the Power POP Commander bat signal (minor chord descending).

He’s aged a few years since we last heard from him. But I’m happy to report that he is doing fine, and continuing the Lord’s  work of bringing joy and happiness to all the good little boys and girls with pure hearts with power chord crunches, soaring three part harmonies, and a smattering of minor chords played on jangly guitars!

He was also kind enough to drop off a playlist worthy of of his great work which I will present this afternoon!




Ezra Furman "Anything Can Happen" from Day of the Dog (2013)


Spoon "Do You" from They Want My Soul (2014)


Josh Ritter "Open Doors" from The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter (2007)


Elliott Smith "Son of Sam" from Figure 8 (2000)











Bay City Rollers "Yesterday's Hero" from Dedication (1976)


Paul Collins "I Need My Rock N'roll" from Feel the Noise (2014)


Marshall Crenshaw "For Her Love" from Field Day (1983)


Richard Hawley "I'm Looking For Someone To Find Me" from Lady's Bridge (2007)


Phil Seymour "Looking For The Magic" from Phil Seymour 2 (1982)











Snow Patrol "Take Back the City" from A Hundred Million Suns (2008)


Brendan Benson "Borrow" from My Old, Familiar Friend (2009)


Jason Falkner "Evangeline" from All Quiet On the Noise Floor (2009)


Ryan Adams "Boys" from Rock N Roll (2014)


Nick Piunti "Time Machine" from Beyond the Static (2015)











The Soundtrack of Our Lives "Sister Surround" from Behind the Music (2001)


The Posies "Somehow Everything" from Success (1998)


Material Issue "Kim the Waitress" from Freak City Soundtrack (1994)


Fountains Of Wayne "Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart" from Sky Full of Holes (2011)











Waking Hours "Ain't That A Cryin' Shame" from The All Mail News Directory (2017)


Lost Balloons "Not My Time" from Hey Summer (2017)


The Tories "Free" from Wonderful Life (1997)


Game Theory "Friend of the Family" from Real Nighttime (1985)











Redd Kross "Stay Away from Downtown" from Researching the Blues (2012)


Empire Dogs "My Sweet Baby" from Love Attacks!!! (2004)


Poole "Loon" from Alaska Days (2015)


Wilco "Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again)" from Summerteeth (2014)


Frank Black "Headache" from Teenager of the Year (1994)


Bob Mould "Sunshine Rock" from Sunshine Rock (2019)











The Rutles "I Must Be In Love" from The Rutles (1978)


Vibeke Saugestad "Tonight" from The World Famous Hat Trick (2008)


Super Furry Animals "Something 4 the Weekend" from Fuzzy Logic (1996)


4 Out Of 5 Doctors "Modern Man" from 4 Out of 5 Doctors (1980)


Wesley Wolfe "Cloud Cuckoo" from Numbskull (2014)

















Sep 2021

Keepin‘ It Simple





Carmen Costa "Los Viejos Vinagres (feat. Jessy Bulbo & Uili Damage)" from Los Viejos Vinagres (feat. Jessy Bulbo & Uili Damage) - Single (2015)


Blumfeld "Verstärker" from L'etat et moi (2006)


Abwärts "Computerstaat" from Amok Koma (1980)


Go-Kart Mozart "White Stilettos In the Sand" from On the Hot Dog Streets (2012)











Texxcoco "Sunset Eyes" from Psychonaut (2016)


The BellRays "Black Lightning" from Black Lightning (2013)


The Cynics "I Need More" from Spinning Wheel Motel (2011)


Guadalupe Plata "Baby Me Vuelves Loco" from Guadalupe Plata - EP (2009)


MFC Chicken "Royal We" from Music for Chicken (2012)











Brighton 64 "Modernista" from Modernista (2015)


Biznaga "Una Ciudad Cualquiera" from Sentido del Espectáculo (2017)


Futuro Terror "Urgentes" from Precipicio (2017)


Utopians "Trastornados" from Trastornados (2012)


Los Punsetes "Mabuse" from ¡Viva! (2017)











Mono No Aware "井戸育ち" from Jinsei, Yamaori Taniori (2017)


THE ORAL CIGARETTES "Kyouran Hey Kids!!" from Fixion (2016)


Asian Kung-Fu Generation "Re:Re:" from Best Hit AKG 2 (2012-2018) (2018)


Tokyo Explode "Suffragette City" from Rocker Boyfriend - Single (2004)


The Neanderthals "Space Oddity" from The Neanderthals In Space (2005)











The Hillbilly Moon Explosion "Can't Take My Eyes off You (feat. Mark Sparky Phillips)" from The Sparky Sessions (feat. Mark Sparky Phillips) (2019)


Granville "Nancy Sinatra" from Les voiles (2013)


Chorusgirl "Girls of 1926" from Chorusgirl (2015)


Triangulo de Amor Bizarro "Baila Sumeria" from Salve Discordia (2016)


Neuman "Turn It" from If (2014)











Bigott "Cannibal Dinner" from The Orinal Soundtrack (2011)


Cycle "Saturday Girl" from Dance All Over (2015)


Hund am Strand "Jungen Mädchen" from Adieu Sweet Bahnhof (2005)


Belako "Sea of Confusion" from Eurie (2013)


Los Retrovisores "Mentiras" from Sonido Joanic (2016)


Los Vinagres "Chibichanga" from Los volcanes (2018)











Giuda "Number 10" from Racey Roller (2012)


Los Colorados "Let It Be" from Move It! (2012)


Sep 2021

”Free Thinking Is Unpatriotic”







WYLDLIFE "Kiss and Tell" from Kiss and Tell - Single (2020)


The Distillers "Drain the Blood" from Coral Fang (2003)


The Interrupters "Title Holder" from Fight the Good Fight (2018)


Even In Blackouts "I Can See Clearly Now" from Fall of the House of Even (2006)









UV Rays "Flowerhead" from Try and Begin - EP (2019)


Bully "I Remember" from Feels Like (2015)


Julian Casablancas "Boy / Girl" from Boy / Girl - Single (2015)


Kills Birds "Volcano" from Kills Birds (2019)


Dazey and the Scouts "Wet" from Maggot (2017)









Stiff Richards "Point Of You" from State Of Mind (2020)


Bee Bee Sea "Telephone" from Day Ripper (2020)


The Mae Shi "Eat the Prize" from Heartbeeps (2005)


Tsunami Bomb "Take the Reigns" from The Ultimate Escape (2002)


Me First and The Gimme Gimmes "Jolene" from Love Their Country (2006)









BLITZ VEGA "Hey Christo" from Hey Christo - Single (2019)


Art Brut "Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!" from Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! (2018)


White Denim "Shake Shake Shake" from Fits (2009)


Grand Island "Oh, You Know Me Well" from Della Loved Steve (2013)


Deerhunter "Snakeskin" from Fading Frontier (2015)









No Age "Eraser" from Nouns (2008)


Monotonix "Lowest Dive" from Body Language - EP (2008)


Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. "The Quickening" from Catnip Dynamite (2020)


The Members "Handling the Big Jets" from Sound of the Suburbs - A Collection of the Members Finest (1995)


Satan's Pilgrims "The Godfather" from Plymouth Rock (2004)









Bad Manners "Lip Up Fatty" from Viva La Ska Revolution (1997)


Tim Timebomb "She's Drunk All the Time" from Tim Timebomb and Friends (2014)


The Slackers "Married Girl" from Redlight (1997)


The Vandals "My Girlfriend's Dead" from Hitler Bad, Vandals Good (1998)









The Figgs "Step Back Let's Go Pop" from Low-Fi at Society High (1994)


The Shivas "Playing On the Radio" from Dark Thoughts (2019)


Bad Sex "Miranda" from Miranda - Single (2021)


The Popdogs "Kissin' Alicia" from Cool Cats for Pop Dogs (2013)


The Swingers "It Ain't What You Dance It's the Way You Dance It" from Counting the Beat (1981)









Goat "Let It Bleed" from World Music (2012)


Westkust "Swirl" from Last Forever (2015)


Beatnik Filmstars "Curious Role Model" from Cat Scan Aces (2009)


Sep 2021

PGTW Salutes The Class of 2025…..




....... for better or for worse.





Mando Diao

"Long Before Rock 'N Roll (Live)" from The Malevolence Of Mando Diao (2002)


New York Dolls

"Dance Like a Monkey" from One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (2006)


The Strypes

"Monkey" from Snapshot (2014)


The Detroit Cobras

"Right Around the Corner" from Life, Love and Leaving (2001)











The Spitfires

"So Long" from A Thousand Times (2016)


The Arrivals

"Simple Pleasures in America" from Volatile Molotov (2010)


Telephone Lovers

"Gone for the Summer" from Telephone Lovers (2017)


Radio Birdman

"Zeno Beach" from Zeno Beach (2006)











Skinny Lister

"Trouble on Oxford Street" from Down on Deptford Broadway (2015)



"You Probably Won't Die for a While" from Holiday Food (2017)


The Soft Pack

"Answer to Yourself" from The Soft Pack (2020)


The Breakers

"Dance The Go-Go" from Here For A Laugh (2006)


The Wolfmen

"Needle In the Camel's Eye" from Modernity Killed Every Night (2008)












"Figuring It Out" from Drive North (2016)


The Frights

"You Are Going to Hate This" from You Are Going To Hate This (2016)



"Alien Blues" from Gawk (2015)


Beach Goons

"Reservoir Dawgs" from Boisad (2016)











No Vacation

"Dream Girl" from Summer Break Mixtape - Single (2015)


Hot Flash Heat Wave

"Gutter Girl" from Neapolitan (2015)


The Shivas

"You Make Me Wanna Die" from You Know What to Do (2014)



"Man in the Sixties" from Quiet Dreamer (2014)


The Buttertones

"Orpheus Under the Influence" from Buttertones (2014)











The (International) Noise Conspiracy

"Smash It up!" from Survival Sickness (2000)


Department of Eagles

"Teenagers" from In Ear Park (2008)


Lift To Experience

"Just as Was Told" from The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads (2017)


The Monks

"Drugs In My Pocket" from Bad Habits (1979)


The Specials "Friday Night, Saturday Morning" from More Specials (1980)


The Stranglers

"Nice 'N' Sleazy" from Black and White (2001)












"Prince of Tacoma" from Setting the Paces (2009)


White Reaper

"Half Bad" from White Reaper (2014)


Royal Headache

"Another World" from High (2015)


Middle Class Rut

"Usa" from No Name No Color (2010)











A House

"Here Come the Good Times" from Wide Eyed and Ignorant (1994)



"House of Fun" from Madness (1983)


The Housemartins

"Freedom" from London 0 Hull 4 (1986)


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