POWER POP PRIME - A Pop Geek's Guide To Awesome: Volume 7 (w/ CD)

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Very Important Note:This first volume("Volume 7") has a different format with its content than the rest of the books in the series. This book has a short introduction from and then is a pure compilation of reviews of the best indie power pop from the years 2007-2008. The CD contains 18 songs. The rest of the books in the series balance reviews, interviews, short articles and, in the case of of "Volumes 1-5", there are scans of the early Not Lame mail order catalogs.

WHAT'S INSIDE "Volume 7"?

300 pages

Introduction by Not Lame label owner, Bruce Brodeen

A Power Pop Primer essay by author, Mike Baron

over 280 pages of CD reviews from the best power pop from the years 2007 and 2008


From the golden age of power pop comes the first and only essential resource for serious fans of the genre. The nine volumes in Power Pop Prime gather Bruce Brodeen's seminal snap-shot reviews that documented this era for fans of his label and online retailer, Not Lame Recordings. The Power Pop Prime series spans the entirety of Not Lame’s operation, from 1995 to 2010.

Each book in the series will be a very limited edition pressing.

During this time, Not Lame released more than 130 CDs on its label (including such pop titans as The Posies, Jellyfish, Dwight Twilley, Tommy Keene, Parthenon Huxley, Blue Ash and The Shazam) and offered more than 15,000 titles from (mostly) independent bands and labels from all over the world from its mail-order web site.

Although a cult of sorts has formed around these brief and often off-the-wall reviews, they were originally intended simply as a buyer's guide, not a source of entertainment unto themselves. But entertaining they are. And opinionated. And sometimes inscrutable. And (almost) always right about the artistic merit of the music they critiqued.

Power Pop Prime is the ideal trail map for the power pop fan seeking to discover releases and artists they've somehow missed. It is the continuation of Not Lame's mission -- to guide you on your journey to find your ‘next favorite new band’.

And because it's always about the music, each book in the nine volume seriescomes with an exclusive, limited-edition CD that compiles great songs from the time period covered in each volume.

The CD features cuts from The Red Button, Three Hour Tour, Favorita, Brad Brooks, Khalid Hanifi, Frank Ciampi, Adrian Bourgeois, Vibeke, Micheal Carpenter & The Cuban Heels, Bryan Scary, Andy Bopp(Myracle Brah), Lannie Flowers, The Lolas, Caddy, Deadbeat Poets, Jeremy, The Well Wishers and The Atlantics.