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Todd Rundgren

Badfinger: Magic Christian Music/No Dice/Straight Up

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, August 2004

TAKING THEIR NAME from the working title for 'With A Little Help From My Friends', it's ironic that Badfinger's famous pals could also be a ...

Pursuit of Happiness, The: The Pursuit Of Happiness: None Of Your Rubbish

Retrospective by Mat Snow, MOJO, September 2006

This month, retrieved from the void of obscurity: kidult-oriented Canadian pop glory. ...

The Raspberries: Side 3

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 11 October 1973

SINCE THEIR last time out, the Raspberries must have heard Blue Ash, or some vaguely threatening noises from the other side of Ohio, because a ...

Cheap Trick: Light of the Trick

Interview by Tom Cox, Uncut, August 1997

 The return of the pioneering power-pop band. ...


Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1979

AND DON'T forget that title – it’s not The Shoes, but simply the plural of the footwear without the definite article. There are four Shoes, ...

Cheap Trick, Fundamental Ache And The Concept Of Divine Effort

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 10 February 1979

SINCE THE onset of 'serious' rock criticism in the late Sixties there seems, for the most part, to have been a parting of the ways ...

We Have the Power: A novice’s passport to the glorious sonic world of Power Pop

Guide by William Higham, Rock's Backpages, 5 May 2001

"Power pop is what we play. What the Small Faces used to play and the kind of pop the Beach Boys played in the days ...

Cheap Trick: An Afternoon Of Reality Therapy With Rick Nielsen & Cheap Trick

Report and Interview by Richard Riegel, Creem, July 1979

"IT'S LIKE I always tell people," says Rick Nielsen, "'I'm not a conservative, I'm a realist'." ...

Cheap Trick: Smart, Sleek and Debonair

Profile and Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, February 1978

AMERICA'S A FUNNY place for rock music. Just when you assume that the well of talent that unleashed classic outfits like the Velvet Underground, Doors ...

A Power Pop Primer

Guide by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, April 1978

If one may hazard an absurd guess based on no real information, it will probably be around November of this year when some smart punk ...

Badfinger Back In Business

Retrospective by Dan Matovina, Trouser Press, May 1979

WHAT WOULD eventually become Badfinger started out as a part time local band in Swansea, Wales during the post-Mersey beat boom of 1964-66. Back then ...

Skinny Tie Heaven! The RBP Power Pop Top 100

Guide by William Higham, Rock's Backpages, August 2001

Chiming and choogling, winsomely pretty and archly melodic, freshfaced and faux-naif... yep, it's that formidable sub-genre POWER POP, a blissful marriage of melody and energy ...


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