POWER POP PRIME - Volume 2 (book w/ CD) (SOLD OUT)

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I"M SORRY - All copies of "VOLUME 1" have been SOLD.

If you'd like to get on a list to receive notification of when I repress more copies, email me at: popgeekheaven@gmail.com

The repress will be a VERY small amount and be available for a short time and you'll be at the top of the list when it happens.


Since The Summer Of 2011 Power Pop Fans Have Been Treated To These Special Book Events...



Literally. The feedback from you the last few weeks on "Volume 1" has been, by far, the best yet in the "Power Pop Prime" series.

Last Summer, "Volume 7: 2007-2008" introduced the nine-volume series. (Yes, I know, I know...a strange order of things!) In February, "Volume 9: 2010" continued the story. Then, in May, we got a chance to start at the beginning of the story covered in the series with "Volume 1: 1995-1997" establishing a solid book-end to the story of power pop during the last 20 years. Your feedback the last few weeks has blown me away - THANK YOU so very much! It has motivated me intensely to finish up "Volume 2" in June and July. I have not made this as clear this year as should have...but I think I should now.

  • When You PRE-ORDER Any Project From Me, It Enables Me To Make It Happen.

    IT'S THAT SIMPLE - and that is HUGE.

    For that trust, I am committed to making an incredible book series that has never been done for 'power pop' - and, in fact, has been not been done for any other small, niche sub-genres like 'power pop'. Also, I try to give you a BIG savings over the final price and a lot of extra, cool and amazing 'stuff' for believing in this work - and parting with your hard-earned money a month or two before the final 'product' arrives.

    I am extremely thank for your support and belief in this vision and the music itself.

    SOOOOO, what's coming if you PRE-ORDER "Volume 2" before it comes out in the Fall?

I said this many times before and during "Volume 1" promotion - I truly believe that the mid/late 90s was THE most vibrant, productive time in the history of the power pop genre over the last 40 years - other than the late 70s, which stands alone still. So "Volume 2" continues the story and follows along the same structure as "Volume 1". FIRST OFF, I am looking at mid August to ship "Volume 2". and here's more....

"What YOU get for PRE-ORDERING "Power Pop Prime - Volume 2"

I'll never stop saying this. But..you are special. The 400+ of you that have purchased each one of the first three books and have committed up front to making these books happen kick huge butt! I always try and give you not only savings for that but something special that only a true pop geek would enjoy. So with that, here is you get if you pre-order "Power Pop Prime - Volume 2".

(SORRY - All pre-order bonuses and discount are no longer available...make sure you pre-order "Volume 3" in time so you don't miss out on that upcoming book's special extras...)

  • SAVE $10 big 'ole dollars. That would be..'ten'. Yup, $10 in bottom line savings. Take that to Starbucks and order up a few big 'ole 'ventis'!
  • 25 Super-cool, pretty darn rare song downloads of power poppin' rarities to add to your Itunes library and POP OUT with! (you'll receive digital links)
  • Audio Interviews - some of the artists being interviewed for these books I'm actually calling up, interviewing and then transcribe the interviews later. You will receive these unedited, entire interviews to stream or download at you leisure on a special page that I will send you. Look for the first of these interviews to arrive in November....
  • PRIORITY LIST PLACEMENT - Now that there are four books in this series published, I have started a special list for all "Power Pop Prime" owners. This list is going to receive TOP PRIORITY from me so I can send you special surprises, downloads and early notification of all happenings at Pop Geek Heaven and with these kinds of projects. First Up For This List? The first KINDLE compilation of "Power Pop Prime" in this Winter This will be a 100 page Kindle book that will cost $9.99 at Amazon but you will get it for free AND all future "Power Pop Prime" Kindle compilations. If you have an e-reader, this is BIG, BIG deal and will save a LOT of money. ((After I finish "Volume 3", I will be putting the the first one together.))

READY TO PRE-ORDER "Volume 2" and GET ALL OF THE ABOVE? Click "ADD TO CART" above right now....

POWER POP PRIME - "Volume 2"

Once again, it will be around 250 pages(it depends on how long some of the interviews finish off at...). I don't mess around with pure, awesome content to fully digest and encourage you to probe deeper into the music lovers experience. Owning these early volumes in the "Power Pop Prime" series is like discovering and then opening a time-capsule to warm, happy, wonderfully memorable place. A special, vaguely forgotton but cherished time when being a music fan was filled with the excitement of an exponential explosion of new bands, new music that continually blew your mind(and ears). Each month, each week saw a new blast of insanely talented bands, fanzines, labels and web sites that were devoted to 'power pop' - and, rarely, did the efforts disappoint.

THIS has been a huge part of the feedback from many power pop fans I've received since "Volume 1" arrived back in the early Summer, 2012. Which is exactly the kind of experience I wanted the serious power pop fan to have.

During the mid/late 90s, Not Lame Recordings was dedicated exclusively to capturing everything that was going on in the vast, ever-expanding world of power pop. It's singular mission was to locate the best releases and artists out there and offer them - in its mail order catalogs and on its web site - a home where their music would be appreciated and valued by real music fans like us. It really was the simple. Not Lame was an avenue of access to bring fans, the bands and the small labels together when hardly anyone else was interested in troubling with believing in 'power pop'. Those hundreds, thousands of reviews that appeared in the printed catalogs and web sites and cumulative commitment to the genre is what the "Power Pop Prime" books are all about. "POWER POP PRIME - Volume 2"continues inside a deep exploratory probing of the mid/late 90s power pop movement and focuses on the years 1998-1999.


  • (around) 250 pages of PURE Power Poppin' Information & Enrichment!
  • Article: "The Top 100 Indie Power Pop CDs Of The 90s - Part Two"
  • Essay: "The History Of The Not Lame Label - Part Two", an extensive critical assessment of the label's entire recorded output, written by Mike Baron. This section covers the most intense, highly-labored period in the history of the label - 2000-2002 where 31 CDs were released. (I'm exhausted just remembering it right now....)
  • The Complete Not Lame Newsletters Archive - Part 2 of 4 - Oodles of pages from the Not Lame catalogs printed between Fall 1997-Summer 1998 !! ("Volume 3" will continue to reprint and make available all the old catalogs) This one will all the catalogs from this brief, but insanely busy period in the history of 90s power pop -- in their entirety! This has been the #1 request I get for well over 10 years and the feedback from "Volume 1" owners is that this is one your favorites parts of this book. I'm sure it will be the same for many yet again with "Volume 2"(and "Volume 3", this coming in January, 2013).
  • Interviews: Once again, I'll be interviewing around 15 of most interesting and important artists from this period, asking them questions that allow them to talk about not only what was going on during this time but allow them to talk about areas of interest that normally are not covered in standard interviews.
  • ANOTHER BONUS CD featuring featuring top-level power pop bands from this era
  • Click "ADD TO CART" button at the top of this page if you want to stop reading and pre-order "Volume 2"

Your Purchase "Power Pop Prime" Is 100% Protected Personally By Me!

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain with continuing to own every book in this series. I'm know that what you'll receive(especially after all the extras that will come your way) will make you smile, give you a ton 'ojoy and re-discover lost memories from a special time in the history of power pop. Your pre-order of "Volume 2" comes with a complete, page-to-page "No-Questions-Asked" 100% Money Back Guarantee. You don't dig it, then send it back & I'll happily(well, I may feel a bit wounded but I'm a big boy!) refund your purchase in full. All the risk is on me to deliver a kick-butt experience for you.

More More More...

I talked about this above. This whole 9 volume Power Pop Prime series does not, can not happen without you. Your pre-ordering any project from Pop Geek Heaven allows me to continue it working on it while balancing my 'day job'(and better explain the extra work to my wife, honestly!)....and keep the world-wide community of Pop Geek Heaven(www.popgeekheaven.com) site going and free for everyone. I hope you agree that is kind of a big, cool thing...So One Last Time: Major Kudos & Thanks From Me To You.

Think about it: In a short 9 month period, there are now THREE books published exclusively devoted to power pop! In the previous 20 years combined, there have been three total(all, out of print and horrifically rare

and hard to find...). You are taking part and are a vital supporter and benefactor in documenting and archiving the information on what has been going on with the genre in the past 17 years.

"Power Pop Prime" really is a time-capsule. The dictionary definition of 'time capsule' is: "a receptacle containing documents or objects typical of the current period, placed in the earth or in a cornerstone for discovery in the future."Yeah, that kind of nails it pretty well. No doubt, all the books in this series are going to rare 'receptacles' of this period of music history - I have no doubt about that. History and what the other past power pop books sell for now, make that clear.


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Super Cool Real Pop Geek Testimonial!


Just when that Blind Curve caught us head-on via Digital Transmission that Power Pop had lost its Guiding Light, Mr. Brodeen returned under Full “POWER POP PRIME” Ignition once again! Not One; Not Two ... Not Eight; but NineVolumes (did someone say ‘Not Lame’ ... ?). With so many Audio Anecdotes and Tantalizing Tales from Volumes 7 and 9 filling your Two-Track (Analog) Mind as Literary Visions of ‘Twin Guitars’ & ‘Heart-pounding Rhythm Sections’ dance in your Head; let the Musical Facts speak for themselves ...THE ENCYCLOPEDIA POP-TANICA’ AT ITS ABSOLUTE FINEST." -ROBERT GALVAN Pacific Grove, CA (Someone buy this man a virtual round of drinks, will ya? That was awesome!)

POP ON FELLOW MUSIC FAN! Bruce Brodeen, Pop Geek Heaven P.S. (I did this a few months ago but really....'P.S.' 's make me laugh - I had to do it again!) I have mentioned this over the past year - and it's true. Each book in this series is going to become very collectible in just a few short years. Why? Because there's not a lot of these that have been printed up. 500 copies in each series. That is just not a big number. As a related footnote, the "SHAKE SOME ACTION" book that Not Lame published back in 2007....guess what that is going for on Amazon right now? $235, that's what! And that one had well over 1,000 copies printed up! 'tis true. (HERE is the link to that Amazon listing)