Music: Bringing Power to the People

Quick hits of euphoria from the top of the Rockpile

Power pop. You've likely heard about it. You may even have danced to it. Sure bet you'll go for it. The well-groomed stepbrother of punk rock, power pop aims to please, tease and amuse. If punk is rock spoiling for a fight, power pop just means to set loose the good times.

The wittiest, most accomplished purveyors of power pop are Britons Nick Lowe, 29, and Dave Edmunds, 35, both of whom have albums currently in circulation (Lowe's Pure Pop for Now People, Edmunds' Get It)...

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