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Looking For The Magic - American Power Pop In The Seventies (3CD)
 
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Price: $44.00
Artist: Various Artists
 
 
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LAST COPY!! A comprehensive 3CD overview of the American power pop scene's evolution throughout the 70’s. Featuring the genre's major bands, cult names, hits, rarities and several previously unissued tracks.  Although the power pop genre wasn't named and codified until late 1977, the sound and spirit had been slowly gathering steam throughout the decade.  Surrounded by heavy metal and introverted singer/songwriters, the likes of The Raspberries, Big Star, Blue Ash and The Wackers spearheaded an early 70s return to the spiky, three-minute pop urgency of the mid-60s British Invasion bands.  While only The Raspberries charted, such bands established a musical template that was adopted by a new raft of slightly younger acts including the Dwight Twilley Band, The Rubinoos and Shoes.  The tide had turned by the late 70’s, with such names as Cheap Trick and The Cars achieving success as the American music industry embraced power pop as a radio-friendly alternative to punk.  When The Knack emerged from nowhere to dominate the summer of 1979 with the single “My Sharona” and the album “Get The Knack”, it was clear that the decade was ending with power pop established as a significant commercial proposition.  A chronologically-arranged set, “Looking For The Magic” traces power pop's development throughout the 70’s as largely unsuccessful bands were afforded cult status by the burgeoning grass-roots fanzine network that nurtured them.  As well as featuring all of the aforementioned acts, also included are the likes of Todd Rundgren, Flamin' Groovies, Sparks, Ramones and the USA-based 1979 revamp of Badfinger, one of the seminal prototypal power pop bands at the start of the decade.  The focus is also on a huge number of cult names and little-known acts, showcasing many tracks that were unissued at the time and even several cuts now gaining a first-ever release. Housed in a clamshell box that includes a heavily annotated and illustrated 48-page booklet, “Looking For The Magic” is a fascinating, highly entertaining celebration of a genre that went under the radar for most of its formative years  GREAT!!                    

 
All Roads Lead Me Back
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bedsit Poets
Description:

From the heart of England, and the glorious music culture of NYC comes the joint venture of solo recording artists Edward Rogers and Amanda Thorpe, whose songwriting partnership has thus far yielded two critically ... read more »

Grin & Bear It
Price: $14.00
Artist: Brad Marino
Description:

Sometimes in life you just have to “Grin and Bear It”, which is the title of Brad Marino's new album containing 12 songs covering Rock n Roll/Punk Rock and Power Pop.  “On the track ‘Lucy’, Brad's mining the ... read more »

The Crack and The Light
Price: $16.00
Artist: CMON CMON
Description:

CMON CMON didn't intend to make an album, let alone release it.  Why?  Because the Belgian trio had been there before, two decades ago as college students.  Reformed for fun rather than fame, with a new name and di ... read more »

Cut Worms
Price: $15.00
Artist: Cut Worms
Description:

As Cut Worms, songwri ... read more »

Way Back Now
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dogpile on the Rabbit
Description:

Hey ... fans of The C ... read more »

Patchwork (Expanded)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

With the addition of 13(!) previously unreleased tracks, what better time (if you already haven’t) to re-discover this brilliant 2008 release by Edinburgh’s Dropkick!  They specialize in the kind of breezy pop melodies that bring to mind the likes of ... read more »

And It's Goodbye From Him
Price: $20.00
Artist: Duncan Reid and The Big Heads
Description:

“This is the last CD we will ever make.  All together now - ‘Ahhh’” - Duncan Reid   Yes it’s true!  “And It’s Goodbye From Him” is The Big Heads’ very last and, based on reaction of those who bought it so far, very best studio album. & ... read more »

Drop Out - 30th Anniversary Edition (2CD)
Price: $21.00
Artist: East Village
Description:

An autumnal treasure, East Village's “Drop Out” has spent the past 30 years finding new ears to bewitch and new hearts to melt.  The only album from this British four-piece, recorded and released in the early 90’s, it's long ... read more »

The Complete Collection
Price: $16.00
Artist: Fox Paloma
Description:

As if teleported straight from the late 60's, this trio appeared out of nowhere in the mystical northern regions of Denmark.  Fox Paloma bring their original (it really is) psych pop as if they had neve ... read more »

An Otherwise Negative Situation
Price: $15.00
Artist: Geoff Palmer
Description:

Geoff Palmer is back!  Accompanied by his long-time companions Zack Sprague on drums and Kurt Baker on bass on these 10 brand new songs, he’s seemingly effortlessly and flawlessly bridging the gap between power pop and pop p ... read more »

Planetarium
Price: $14.00
Artist: Grand Splendid
Description:

Specializing in upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies, Grand Splendid are from Montreal, Canada.  They contributed a stellar acoustic version of their song “Magic” to 2022’s widely acclai ... read more »

Leaving Without Saying Goodbye
Price: $13.00
Artist: Hollow Horse
Description: “Leaving Without Saying Goodbye” is the first new music from Scotland’s Hollo ... read more »

Single Return
Price: $14.00
Artist: John Howard
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL - AVAILABLE MARCH 8 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  In 2014, John Howard, Ian Button, Robert Rotifer and Andy Lew ... read more »

And I, You
Price: $12.00
Artist: Jordan Jones
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL - AVAILABLE MARCH 1 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Struck Like Silver
Price: $15.00
Artist: Morning
Description:

Morning was a band with a good combination going for them, good vocalist and musicians and that's a winner in any book. Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1970, their original lineup consisted of Jim Hobso ... read more »

Fade Out
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nite Sobs
Description:

Austin,TX’s Nite Sobs return with a terrific follow up to their critically acclaimed 2020 debut “Do The Sob!”!  “’Fade Out’ finds Nite Sobs dutifully refusing to fix what wasn't broken.  Again the band deli ... read more »

Deathmates
Price: $11.00
Artist: Odd Robot
Description:

“Deathmates” is the ... read more »

Tell Yourself It’s Pretty
Price: $14.00
Artist: On The Runway
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  On their 2021 debut EP, “All We Have is Ourselves”, On the Runway reveled in the bright jangle of Memphis power-pop.  Dave Norris, former lead singer and songwriter for 90’s/00’s p ... read more »

Gwent Gardens
Price: $16.00
Artist: Pete Ham
Description:

3/8 RELEASE!  Pete Ham is best known as the founding member of Badfinger, the first act signed to The Beatles' new label, Apple Records, back in 1968. Pete's classic songs include “Day After Day”, “Baby Blue”, “No Mat ... read more »

The Leopard And The Lamb
Price: $15.00
Artist: Peter Daltrey
Description:

Beloved 60’s psychede ... read more »

Pushbutton Romance
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  It’s not always been easy to categorize Rich’s music.  Yet, some things have remained the same about his unique approach: no matter the genre-hopping, his music consistently empha ... read more »

Pushbutton Romance/Shiftingears 2fer
Price: $20.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description: Get both of Rich's Kool Kat releases at a special 2fer price! ... read more »

Life Of The Party
Price: $14.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  “Life of the Party”, Richard Turgeon’s seventh(!) release on the Kool Kat label. read more »

Get The Picture
Price: $12.00
Artist: Scott Sudbury
Description:

Hailing from Memphis ... read more »

Escape Scenes
Price: $11.00
Artist: Sea Dramas
Description:

Back with his first new music in nearly four years, Scott Pettersen’s Sea Dramas solo recording project returns with the sophomore “Escape Scenes” album.  Recorded during the lockout 2020–2021 period ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #148
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #148
Description:

The Eyes are the cover stars: The West London pop-art mods who proved a bit too hot to handle.  Other features include - Sanullim: The South Korean psych-rock outfit that rewrote the rule book.read more »

Thank You, Valued Customer
Price: $14.00
Artist: Shplang
Description: Shplang may have first come to the attention in the worldwide pop-rock commun ... read more »

You're A Lighthouse, I'm At Sea
Price: $15.00
Artist: Spencer Segelov & Great Paintings
Description:

Spencer Segelov has b ... read more »

Continue?
Price: $10.00
Artist: Super Cassette
Description:

Super Cassette is an& ... read more »

Tremble
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Asteroid No. 4
Description:

The Asteroid No.4 is ... read more »

Beyond Science
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Blusterfields
Description:

The Blusterfields crank out songs.  The songwriting duo of Mike Nicholson and Todd Jones-Jones have churned out nearly fifty songs since they formed the band in the summer of 2021.  Their first full length “The ... read more »

Thrift Pop
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Dumbanimals
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The CD debut of a previously download-only release from 2023!  Vermont-based small group of self-proclaimed “miscreants, madmen, and misanthropes” The Dumbanimals are dee ... read more »

The Rise Of The Glimmer Stars
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Glimmer Stars
Description: “The Rise Of The Glimmer Stars” is a retrospective compilation of tunes from ... read more »

Where It Hurts
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Graveblankets
Description: Fine rootsy pop effort from Chris Arduser and the gang! Lots o’ twang and nice harmonies throughout this release from 2000! Catchy songs too! "You have to love a band that beats you about the head in a happy pop-rock way. Arduser manages to write serious and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that tend to be dark, yet the music is ... read more »

Inside Out & Backwards
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Incurables
Description:

Get ready for a blast of rock and roll energy direct from Detroit: “Inside Out & Backwards” from garage-pop-punk heroes The Incurables that placing the quartet firmly in the lineage of The Ramones and The Clash (with a touch o ... read more »

Under The Lampshade
Price: $13.00
Artist: The James Clark Institute
Description:

Under the guise of Th ... read more »

The Jeanies + bonus disc
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Jeanies
Description:

A KOOL KAT EXCLUSIVE!!read more »

Native Sons (Expanded Edition) (3CD)
Price: $32.00
Artist: The Long Ryders
Description:

A 3CD/Expanded edition of The Long Ryders' 1984 debut album, now featuring demos and live recordings from the era.  Musically, the album fuses 60’s style garage rock and folk rock with country rock. Rolling S ... read more »

You, Me & The Make Three
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Make Three
Description: The Make Threeread more »

Running Out Of Time
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Mop Tops
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Previously a download-only release, "Running Out Of Time", the fourth and final a ... read more »

Do Your Thaang (The Weemeenit Sessions)
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Mourning After
Description:

Detour Records brings you this album which includes the first ever recordings by the band.  Detour head honcho “Dizzy” Holmes’ love for this band dates back to when he first heard ... read more »

Side Show
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Neuras
Description:

Impressive second album by this Sevillian quartet of vibrant classic pop with influences from pop and garage rock of the 60’s and the New Wave.  The record consists of eight new origina ... read more »

The Secrets*
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Secrets*
Description:

From 1978-81, the Titan label based in Kansas City, MO issued just eight records, but over the years their “catalog” has crawled to the top of power-pop want lists worl ... read more »

Reviving Spark
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Shambles
Description:

The subtitle of this album states “early tracks, demos & outakes” which gives a pretty clear idea that this is a must-have for the fans, but it also serves as a good introduction of the Shambles’ musical profile for the uninf ... read more »

Things Lost
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Suncharms
Description:

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Burn The Jets
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Treasures Of Mexico
Description:

The Treasures Of Mexico are a collection of long-time Medway musicians, including Mark Matthews and Bob Collins, both ex-members of UK Indie legends The Dentists, with Russ Baxter on drums previously The Discords, The Men With Th ... read more »

Fairweather Friend
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Umbrellas
Description:

The Umbrellas’ debut ... read more »

Raspberry Park
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description:

Yes, The Weeklings are based in Asbury Park, NJ and while their “Power Pop” sound seemingly departs from the R&B/Rock sound that is often associated with the famous seaside town, those in the know understand that the Asbury P ... read more »

Sunshine Pop
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Yellow Melodies
Description:

The Yellow Melodies are Rafa Skam on vocals and guitar, Antonio Clares on bass and backing vocals, Carlos Abrisqueta on keyboards and guitars and José Ángel Hernández on drums. The songs have been recorded at Pepe ... read more »

Live and Unlearn
Price: $10.00
Artist: Thrift Store Halo
Description:

Chicago’s Thrift Store Halo are back with their new EP “Live and Unlearn.”  Formed in 1994 by bassist/lead vocalist/songwriter Frank Gradishar and drummer Scott Proce, these Chicago indie pop-rock stalwartsread more »

Sleepwalker
Price: $9.00
Artist: Tony Marsico
Description:

Tony Marsico is a bassist, singer, songwriter, formerly of the Lread more »

Tuff Darts
Price: $13.00
Artist: Tuff Darts
Description:

Back in 1978 when the ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #64
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #64
Description:

This issue features a major cover story on British Mod R&B heroes the Artwoods by Mike Stax.  Pop Art paintermen the Creation are the subject of a brilliant new fact-finding mission by Peter Stanfield.  Doug S ... read more »

Buy This Now!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Uni Boys
Description:

Uni Boys graduated with the highest of power pop honors with their 2022 album ”Do It All Next Week” and now they are back with their the follow-up ”Buy This Now!”  The album was produced and engineered by Brian and Michael D’Addario of The Lemon Twigs at their studio in the East Williamsburg ne ... read more »

Sensationalize (2CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: Used
Description:

The German gu ... read more »

Looking For The Magic - American Power Pop In The Seventies (3CD)
Price: $44.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: LAST COPY!! A com ... read more »

Wig Out! Freak Out! - Freakbeat & Mod Psychedelia Floor Fillers 1964-1969
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: “Wig Out! Freak Out!’” dives into the world of Freakbeat, Psych and Mod from ... read more »

Pushin’ Too Hard: American Garage Punk 1964-1967 (3CD)
Price: $32.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Pushin' Too Hard” is a 3CD, 94-track celebration of 1960’s garage punk, a retrospectively named genre first compiled on Lenny Kaye's seminal 1972 collection “Nuggets”.  This is raw, exciting music with tons of attitude - fu ... read more »

New Guitars In Town: Power Pop 1978-1982 (3CD)
Price: $33.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!   Wow!!  A brilliant 3CD/read more »