Great Power Pop Bands that never got their due…


Seems like these bands were either too pop for rock radio or to rock for pop radio…The bands that come to mind are…

Badfinger – The most tragic story of any band in Rock History….although out of this list they did have the most hits… No Matter What, Day After Day Come and Get It and Baby Blue …one of my personal favorites out of many Midnight Caller…and Name of the Game…also  I would have loved to see what Pete Ham could have done later on if he would have lived…. This is the one that many people didn’t know that they wrote. Without You

Big Star – Great songs with great melodies that never caught on that influenced many bands to come after. September Gurls , Thirteen , Ballad of El Goodo In The Street these are just a few. This band should have been massive.

The Raspberries– Great hooks and they had a masterpiece that went unnoticed… Overnight Sensation…One of my favorite songs of all time. Their biggest hit was  Go All The Way. All their songs have great hooks with Carmen’s voice.

The Knack – Good Girls Don’t and of course My Sharona. 

The JayhawksI’m Gonna Make You Love Me , Blue

The Replacements

Who else?




Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

23 thoughts on “Great Power Pop Bands that never got their due…”

    1. Thanks… I’ve always liked Badfinger and thought they should have been bigger than what they were…talented group.


  1. I have yet to read one of your articles that I don’t end up downloading music. I attempt to write about history, in a way that’s interesting and engaging. You write about “history” too, but in a way that’s just an avalanche of fun with so many great memories I can’t count them all. I love your work and I’m glad I stumbled into it. Thanks for what you do. All the best. Happy Independence Day – Rick.

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    1. Hey, I write about the shallow Pop Culture stuff…you write about the important stuff. You are teaching me a lot…thank you so much for the compliment. I feel the same about your stuff.

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  2. I think Doughboys, a band from Canada who made the album ”Crush” and The Nils (frontman Alex Soria RIP), also from Canada are 2 bands that should have been on the top shelves of the record stores!!!

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      1. I did…I also looked up some other stuff by them on youtube when I read it. I do like his stuff. I talked to some Canadian friends I knew but they had never heard of them…its terrible on how it turned out.

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