Wednesday, August 18, 2010

TVD Vinyl Giveaway | Paul Collins "King of Power Pop!"

Power pop legend Paul Collins plays Comet Ping Pong Friday night with DC's Title Tracks, Black Telephone, and Ottawa's Mother's Children (for which we have free tickets.)

Paul's touring behind his latest release, the aptly titled "King of Power Pop!" and we've got three copies of the LP that Paul notes is "...the record that connects the dots, from The Nerves to The Breakaways to The Beat to today—this is the record that puts it all together!"

Oh yea, it's a limited edition of just 500 on swirl-colored vinyl.

"King Of Power Pop! is the new studio album by Paul Collins, one of the originators of the power pop sound. Paul got his start in the late seventies as the drummer for the legendary Nerves (with Peter Case and Jack Lee) later forming The Breakaways with Peter Case, and finally starting The Beat, or Paul Collins Beat in 1979.

King Of Power Pop! is a complete return to his roots, to power pop, the sound he helped create and popularize, a sound that has seen a resurgence in recent years, a sound that is here to stay! Produced and engineered in Detroit by Jim Diamond (Dirtbombs, The Go, White Stripes, to name just a few), King Of Power Pop! also features Eric Blakely on guitar and backing vocals, Diamond on bass, and Dave Shettler on drums (SSM, The Sights). Motor City guests include Wally Palmar of the legendary power pop hit-makers the Romantics, as well as pop icon Nikki Corvette of Nikki & The Corvettes.

The catchy cover pop art is the work of legendary artist William Stout. The album includes 11 new songs, one new recording of the Breakaways classic "Many Roads To Follows" (the demo version featuring Peter Case can be found on the Breakaways release "Walking Out On Love"), and two covers, for a total of 13 great high-energy power pop songs."

As mentioned above, we've got three copies of the swirl-colored LP to put in the hands of three of you. Plead your case for one of them in the comments to this post and the ones with the memorable hooks and catchy choruses will be awarded the new LP.

We'll close this one next Wednesday (8/25) and as always, remember to leave us a contact email address!


Rinjo Njori! said...

I once proposed that my friends and I start a tribute band. Collins Case & Lee would be the moniker. We would play The Nerve's, PC Beat, and Plimsouls tunes. The only thing holding us back was the fact that we couldn't sing or play an instrument. It was a serious roadblock but we did manage to find a place that rented those white suits they are wearing in the picture with Vicki Razorblade and Rodney from the ROQ. So we all figured out who would take what instrument lessons and see how it worked out. Needless to say we all woke up the next morning wondering why we had a tuxedo catalogue in the dorm. That was 1990.

Rachel said...

After the last Fight Club Show ever, soaked in beer, I went to crash at a house I had never even been to before. That's when I first heard The Nerves. They've been one of my favorite bands ever since. Plus, I was born in 1990, so I'll definitely get longer playage out of this record than that other guy.
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Anonymous said...

I'm unemployed, a month behind on rent, and Power Pop is keeping me Alive!

Dave said...

If you gimme some time, I'm sure that I can make a case. It's just that I've been working too hard in this work-a-day-world. So, when you find out, don't leave me hanging on the telephone. Or just email me:

David said...

I'm going downtown to see Paul play next week in Chicago. I'd love to be able to listen to this vinyl along side my Kids Are The Same vinyl! Don't be fooled by the uk address, I'm a suburban Illinois pop nut. >>

mp3detective said...

I need to hear this. How do I not know about this guy? I must be woefully out of touch. TVD you need to bring me up to speed by shooting me a copy of this LP before people find out I’m sooo out of touch. Swirl vinyl? Are you kidding me? Now that would up my vinyl collection’s hip factor significantly don’t you think? The word on the street is that the ladies like the swirl. Have you heard that?

mp3detective said...

Wow, In reviewing my groveling I noticed I overlooked adding my e-mail address:

T said...

I'm just sexy as fuck.

M said...

Ha. First got my wife's attention by singing rock and roll girl behind her, though it was not at the local disco show... it was the before the Ramones took the stage, good time. That record would sure have a good home here.