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12.25.20 Proto's Quarantine Digs08.21.20 Power Pop Appreciation List
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Proto's Quarantine Digs

Since the end of 2019 until this year, I have discovered a lot of excellent Power Pop albums that somehow flew off my radar, which is strange because it contains most of the things I really love in music, jangling guitars, dope vocal harmonies, and simply pleasurable melodic hooks with a big pop sensibility, but also with some experimentation with Psychedelia. This last semester though I was really dedicated and very happy on a nice trip back to the sunshine years of the 60's, discovering and rediscovering a lot of Sunshine Pop, folky vibes, harmonies heavy and baroque stuff, but also some raw Psych Garage and some nice country outings. A lot of stuff here that I think deserve way more attention on sput.
1The Left Banke
Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina

Too many days with "I've Got Something On My Mind" stuck in my head. Excellent vocals and baroque instrumentation.
2Crowded House

It's Only Natural was my jam for a while
3Big Star
Radio City

September Gurls man...
4Richard X. Heyman

The Drone Song
5Paley Brothers
Paley Brothers

Turn The Tide. Silly perfect Power Pop
6The Records
Smashes, Crashes And Near Misses

Girls That Don't Exist Are Haunting Me
7The Beau Brummels

The Painter of Women
Very underrated Pshychedelic Pop album from the 60's.
8The Dream Syndicate
The Days Of Wine And Roses

Tell Me When It's Over
9Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn The Torpedoes

Damn, it took too long for me to listen to this guy.
10The Hollies

Then The Heartache Begins
11The Raspberries

Go All The Way
12The Romantics
The Romantics

When I Look In Your Eyes
13The Monkees
More of the Monkees

Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
14Question Mark and the Mysterians
96 Tears

96 Tears
15Velvet Crush
Teenage Symphonies to God

Time Wraps Around You 🤗
16Flamin' Groovies
Shake Some Action

I Can't Hide
17Sam Phillips
Martinis & Bikinis

I Need Love
18The Long Ryders
Final Wild Songs

Ivory Tower. Awesome jangle and powerful psych country/folk-rock
Don't Go Away: Collected Works

20Harpers Bizarre
Feelin' Groovy

Raspberry Rug
21The Parade (60's)
Sunshine Girl: The Complete Recordings

Sunshine Girl
Present Tense

My World Fell Down
23Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends
Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends

Don't Go Breaking My Heart
24Herman's Hermits
There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World

No Milk Today
25The Cowsills
The Cowsills

The Rain, The Park, and Other Things
26True West
Hollywood Holiday Revisited

Excellent Paisley Underground album
27The Woodentops

Give It Time
28The Grapes of Wrath

29Rain Parade
Emergency Third Rail Power Trip

Talking In My Sleep
30Chris Stamey
It's Alright

Big Time
31The Free Design
Kites Are Fun

Make The Madness Stop
32The Three O'Clock
Sixteen Tambourines

Jet Fighter
33The Bangles
All Over the Place

Going Down To Liverpool
34Game Theory
Real Nighttime

Curse of The Frontier Land
35The Smithereens
Especially For You

Groovy Tuesday
36Cheap Trick
Heaven Tonight

37Primal Scream
Sonic Flower Groove

Arooooooooooooooooooooooooooound and arooooooooooooooooooooound aroooooooooooooooooooound agaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin
38Robyn Hitchcock
I Often Dream Of Trains

This Could Be The Day
39The Muffs
The Muffs

Another Day
40The Chills
Kaleidoscope World

Rolling Moon
41Dwight Twilley Band

I'm on Fire
42Phil Seymour
Phil Seymour

Then We Go Up
Present Tense

Too Late
44Dave Edmunds
Repeat When Necessary

Girls Talk
45Matthew Sweet

I've Been Waiting
46Green On Red
Gas Food Lodging

That's What Dreams Were Made For

Remember The Lightning
48The Barracudas
Drop Out With The Barracudas

I Can't Pretend
49Guadalcanal Diary

And Your Bird Can Sing
50The Three O'Clock
Arrive Without Travelling

51Paul Collins' Beat
Paul Collins' Beat

Look But Don't Touch
52The Lemonheads
Come On Feel the Lemonheads

Into Your Arms
53Juliana Hatfield
Hey Babe

Everybody Loves Me But You
54Chris Bell
I Am The Cosmos

Make A Scene
55The Hummingbirds

56Damon and Naomi
With Ghost

I Dreamed Of The Caucasus
57Blake Babies

58Cryan' Shames
Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice
59The dB's
Stands For Decibels

Black and White
60The Remains
The Remains

61The Everly Brothers
The Very Best of the Everly Brothers

62The Searchers
Meet The Searchers

Love Potion Number 9
63The Tremeloes
Suddenly You Love Me
64The Blue Things
The Blue Things

You Can Live In Our Tree
65Wendy & Bonnie

I Realized You
66The Shadows Of Knight

67The Clique
The Clique

68Chad and Jeremy
Distant Shores

Early Mornin' Rain

R.I.P. Chad
69The Yellow Balloon
The Yellow Balloon

How Can I Be Down
70The Electric Prunes
I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)

Get Me To The World On Time
71The Merry-Go-Round
The Merry-Go-Round

72The Critters
Touch 'N Go With The Critters

A Moment Of Being With You

Open My Eyes
74The Seekers
Come the Day

I Wish You Could Be Here
75Jan and Dean
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena

76Silk (Rock)
Smooth As Raw

Walk In My Mind
77Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
Nancy and Lee

Some Velvet Morning. Dude this album is a fuckin classic
78Lee Hazlewood
The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood: Lee...

Your Sweet Love
79Lee Hazlewood
Cowboy in Sweden

Pray Them Bars Away
80The Peppermint Trolley Company
The Peppermint Trolley Company

Baby You Come Rollin' Cross My Mind
81The Grass Roots
Let's Live For Today

Where Were You When I Needed You

I Shall Call Her Mary
The Angry Young Them

Mystic Eyes
84Bryan MacLean

Barber John
85International Submarine Band
Safe at Home

Luxury Liner
86Dillard and Clark
The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and Clark

Train Leaves Here This Mornin
87New Riders of the Purple Sage
New Riders of the Purple Sage

I Don't Know You
88John Prine
John Prine

Hello In There

R.I.P. John
89The Louvin Brothers
Satan is Real

Are You Afraid To Die
90Gene Clark
No Other

Strength of Strings
91Adam Schmitt
World So Bright

Garden Of Love
92The Apples in Stereo
Fun Trick Noisemaker

High Tide
93The Pandoras
It's About Time

It's About Time
94The Cynics
Get Our Way

Lose Your Mind
Copper Blue

If I Can't Change Your Mind
96Let's Active
Big Plans for Everybody

97Bram Tchaikovsky
Strange Man, Changed Man

Girl Of My Dreams
98The Pretenders
Learning To Crawl

Back On The Chain Gang
99The Undertones
The Undertones

Get Over You
100The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight

Kingdom Of Love
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