PAUL COLLINS / King Of Power Pop CD / Alive! Records / 2010
I’m old enough to remember the first wave of power pop, championed by L.A. radio great RODNEY BINGENHEIMER and Bomp Records. Bands like the SHOES, the ROMANTICS, the REZILLOS, the RUBINOOS, DRAMARAMA and countless others made pop cool again in the late ‘70s. Now an original from that scene proves that the charms of power pop have not faded with time, with a brilliant solo release on a subsidiary of Bomp called Alive!. This release, expertly produced by Detroit rock genius JIM DIAMOND (who’s on fire recently with another great release by SCOTT MORGAN) is more than nostalgia and still beautifully raw.
NERVES, RAMONES, DAVE EDMUNDS
3 “Doin’ It For The Ladies” (hilarious and catchy)
6 “Many Roads To Follow” (poignant NERVES classic)
8 “Off The Hook” (great summer driving music)