This week I have mostly been listening to 'Power Pop'.
A few weeks back on BBC radio 6 Power Pop fanatic Katie Puckrik hosted two shows all about its history and highlights. Music from Cheap Trick, Blondie, The Undertones, Teenage Fanclub, the Cars and the Raspberries all featured. Plus a number of bands I didn't recall: The Jags, The Posies, Dwight Twilley and The Records.
English band The Records, formed from the ashes of the Kursaal Flyers in 1978, debut single 'Starry Eyes' is their best known song, though history remembers it fondly it was only a minor hit, faring better in America than in the UK.
Chiming 12-string guitar riff, even if it sounds remarkably like Eddie and the Hot Rods 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'.
A lot of name dropping going on above, and lots of videos available on YouTube too. Expect more 'Power Pop' very soon.