Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop - Paul Myers; S. W. Lauden; Heather Havrilesky; Michael Chabon; Dave Holmes; David Yaffe; Annie Zalesk | Foyles Bookstore
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Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop (Paperback)

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Fun, bright, and playful, Power Pop is a sometimes adored, sometimes maligned, often misunderstood genre of music. From its heyday in the 70s and 80s to its resurgence in the 90s and 00s, Power Pop has meant many things to many people. In Go All The Way, today's best and brightest writers go deep on what certain Power Pop bands and songs mean and have meant to them. Whether they love or hate it, Go All The Way is a dive into the Beatles-inspired pop rock of the last five decades.


Heather Havrilesky on Blondie

Carrie Courogen on Liz Phair

Michael Chabon on Big Star

Jeff Rougvie on Cheap Trick

David Yaffe on XTC

Kate Sullivan on Jeff Lynne and ELO

Dylan Champion on Guided By Voices

Joe Clifford on The Hold Steady

David Bash on His So-Called (Power Pop) Life

Justin Fielding on The Road to Power Pop

Paul Myers on Sloan

Jeff Whalen on Power Pop as Beatles Obsession

S. W. Lauden on Fountains of Wayne

Ira Elliot on Putting the Pow! in Power Pop

Rex Weiner on September Gurls

Marko DeSantis on Surrender

Ken Sharp on The Secret Power Pop History of KISS's Paul Stanley

Tom Petty on The Strange Magic of Jeff Lynne (as told to Ken Sharp)

John M. Borack on The Women of Power Pop

Dave Holmes on Tommy Keene

Daniel Brummel on Weezer

Nancy Rommelmann on Analog Anthems

Allison Anders on Nick Lowe's Pub Rock Roots

Annie Zaleski on How Jelly Fish Changed the Game

Chris Holm on The Brainy Power Pop of Allan Carl Newman

Scott Miller excerpts from Music: What Happened?

Kurt Baker on Pop Punk to Power Pop

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essays Publisher: Rare Bird Books Publication Date: 27/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9781644281611  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul Myers is a Canadian writer and musician living in Berkeley, California. His previous books include the critically acclaimed A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren in the Studio; It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues; Barenaked Ladies: Public Stunts, Private Stories; and The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy. S. W. Lauden is the author of the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. series including Bad Citizen Corporation, Grizzly Season, and Hang Time. His Tommy & Shayna novellas include Crosswise and Crossed Bones. A new novelette, That'll Be The Day: A Power Pop Heist, was released in June 2019. S.W. Lauden is the pen name of Steve Coulter, drummer for Tsar and The Brothers Steve.

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