143: Powerful Pop

One hour of power-pop bands from the late ’70s through the early ’90s who were influenced by Big Star, The Raspberries, Cheap Trick, Badfinger, The Kinks, The Beatles, and the like. We’ll hear from Shoes (pictured), Gigolo Aunts, XTC, The Plimsouls, The Screaming Tribesmen, Bangles, Jellyfish, The Jam, Barracudas, The Records, and The Knack, plus deeper cuts from The Scientists, Taxi Boys, Action Now, The Lads, Graduate, Turning Curious, and M.O.T.O.


  1. Shoes — Cruel You
  2. The Jam — In The Street Today
  3. XTC — Earn Enough For Us
  4. Bangles — Want You
  5. M.O.T.O. — Doing The Things We Want To Do
  6. BMX Bandits — Little Hands
  7. Action Now — This One Chance
  8. Graduate — Watching Your World
  9. Jellyfish — Now She Knows She’s Wrong
  10. The Screaming Tribesmen — You Better Run
  11. Barracudas — I Can’t Pretend
  12. Turning Curious — Out Into The Light
  13. The Scientists — Frantic Romantic
  14. The Plimsouls — Everyday Things
  15. Taxi Boys — What She Don’t Know
  16. The Lads — Get Back In The Race
  17. The Records — Starry Eyes
  18. The dB’s — I’m In Love
  19. Gigolo Aunts — Where I Find My Heaven
  20. The Knack — That’s What The Little Girls Do