March 25, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 15

This week on Power Pop Overdose, we have new music from The Resonars, Jim Basnight, The Walker Brigade, Tommy Sistak and The Black Watch. We will also bring you songs from the North Coast, music that is Not Lame, plus get ready for a psychedelic experience and more.As always, enjoy the music, support the artists and thanks for listening to Power Pop Overdose.PPO v15 on Mixcloud
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New and Notable
Brown, Baby – The Resonars
This is Where I Belong – Jim Basnight
On My Way To Somewhere – Tommy Sistak
No – The Walker Brigade
Brilliant Failures – The Black Watch
Where Tomorrow Lands – The Mynd Gardeners
Hurt My Pride – The Young Sinclairs
Outside Eden – The Verge
I Turned On As You Turned Around – The Dandelion
The North Coast
I’ve Got A Heart Too – The Back Pages
Till I See You Again – The Action
Confidentially Renee – Radio Alarm Clocks
Into My Arms – Lucky Pierre
When I Find Out – The Wild Giraffes
It’s Alive!
A Million Miles Away – The Plimsouls
When You’re Mine – The Heats
Valerie Loves Me – Material Issue
Teenarama – The Records
Original Model -Kursaal Flyers
It’s So Not Lame!
Let’s Away – The Shazam
On My Way Down – The Dons
Beauty Mark – Starbelly Contact High – Bill Lloyd
We’re Okay – The Kelly Affair

March 11, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 13 – A Conversation With John Borack

This Week on Power Pop Overdose we speak with musician, journalist and the author of Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide, John Borack. John shares a little about his bands as well as his journalistic undertakings plus a we play bunch of John’s favorite songs.You can find his latest book HERE always, enjoy the music, support the artists and thanks for listening to Power Pop Overdose.
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Track Listing

  1. Pushing Forty – The Armories
  2. Ridin’ In My Car – The Popdudes
  3. Magnet And Stee – Popdudes
  4. I Can’t Take It – Cheap Trick
  5. Password – Cotton Mather
  6. Your Number Or Your Name – The Knack
  7. Shine a Light – Lanny Flowers
  8. This Song Is a Cure – The Kariannes
  9. Teenarama – The Records
  10. Countdown – Lindsey Buckingham
  11. Who’ll Stop The Rain – Creedence Cleaewater Revival
  12. Places That Are Gone – Tommy Keene
  13. Anytime At All – The Beatles
  14. Now – The Plimsouls
  15. Thirteen – -Big Star
  16. We’re The Same – Matthew Sweet
  17. Yellow Pills – 20/20
  18. U.S.A. – Paul Collins’ Beat
  19. Let’s Be Friends – The Toms
  20. Lisa Anne – Bill Lloyd
  21. Enough for Somebody – Danny Wilkerson

February 12, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 9 – A Conversation With Kurt Baker

This week we have a conversation with Kurt Baker and had a great time hearing about life in Spain, his start in Portland, and his new album. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Kurt Baker’s website , and if you ever have the opportunity, be sure to catch one of their shows!

Enjoy the Popcast and as always if you have any suggestions or comments or just want to say hey, email us at

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Track List

  1. Hit The Ground – Kurt Baker Band
  2. Why You Gotta Lie – Kurt Baker Band
  3. No Ones Home – Kurt Baker Combo
  4. Pack My Bags – Kurt Baker Combo
  5. Can’t Go Back – Kurt Baker Combo
  6. Turning Japanese – Kurt Baker
  7. Don’t Steal My Heart Away – Kurt Baker Band
  8. (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love – Kurt Baker Combo
  9. Girlfriend – The Leftovers
  10. Don’t Gp Falling In Love – Kurt Baker
  11. Beach Boner Bluer – Airbag feat. Kurt Baker
  12. Upside Down – Kurt Baker Combo
  13. She’s Not Sorry – Kurt Baker
  14. Sleeping With The Television On – Kurt Baker
  15. Can’t Have Her Back (Live Feb. 2011) – Kurt Baker
  16. Partied Out – Kurt Baker Band
  17. Can’t Say No – Kurt Baker
  18. Telephone Operator – The Leftovers
  19. She Can Do It All – Kurt Baker

February 5, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 8

This week PPO is bringing you new stuff from emperor penguin, Stepford Knives, Ken Sharp and more.  Additionally you will hear some Brian Wilson influenced tunes as well as some greats from the Beserkley label plus a whole lot more.  Enjoy the Popcast and as always if you have any suggestions or comments or just want to say hey, email us at

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New and Notable
01 Hello Picasso – emperor penguin
02 Blue in the Face – Stepford Knives
03 Tonight (All I Want) – Ken Sharp
04 Full Of Strange – The Fast Camels
05 I Want You Again – The Weeklings
Surfin the Waves
06 Little Surfer Girl – The Backstreet Angels
07 Surf’s Up – The Malibus
08 She’s_A_Surf_Punk – Surfin’ Lungs
09 Forever – The Explorers Club
Got You Covered
10 Going to a Go-Go – Secret Affair
11 Baby, Don’t You Do It – The Men
12 On a Carousel – Glass Moon
13 The Hard Way – The Knack
14 Time Won’t Let Me – The Smithereens
For The Record
15 Buy this Record – Milk ‘n’ Cookies
16 Record Machine – Creamer
17 Somebody scratched my records – Quant
18 She Has Good Records – Jimmer
How to Achieve the Perfect Twang
19 Miss Operator – The V-Roys
20 It Doesn’t Get Better Than This – Eugene Edwards
21 Don’t Leave Don’t Go – Elvyn
22 Just Friends – Beat Rodeo
I’m Going Beserk-ley
23 Let Her Dance – The Spitballs
24 She Cracked – The Modern Lovers
25 It’s A Tall Order For a Short Guy – Earth Quake
26 Lightning Love Affair – The Rubinoos
27 Roarunner – Greg Kihn

January 29, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 7 – Rich Rossi Remembers John Wicks

This week PPO is celebrating the life and music of John Wicks by bringing you an interview with one of his closest friends and collaborator, Rich Rossi. Rich shares some great stories about John as well as how he was able to complete the music John was working on despite his diagnosis, before his passing. The project was produced by Jamie Hoover, and features contributions from John Wicks, Ray Paul, Peter Case, Jamie Hoover, Al Stewart, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Paul Collins, Don Dixon, Carla Olson, Bill Berry, Kyle Frost, and Nick Guzman. For The Record – A Tribute To John Wicks will be released January 31 on the Kool Kat Label and all proceeds will go to John’s son Perry and the American Cancer Society.

As always, please feel free to contact us at with any ideas, concerns or you just want yo say hey!
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Track List
01 Starry Eyes- The Records
02 In & Out Motel – Peter Case
03 Do Anything You Wanna Do – Eddie and the Hot Rods
04 Everything But A Heartbeat – Kuraasl Flyers
05 1-800-Colonoscopy – Bill Berry-Peter Buck-Mike Mills-Michael Stipe
06 Taxi Driver – Mickey Jupp
07 Repo Man – Jamie Hoover
08 The Sun Sets Over London Town – Ray Paul
09 Questions Questions – The Heats
10 Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
11 Glittering Gold – Paul Collins
12 No Promise – The Flash Cubes
13 Money & A Fu Manchu – Don Dixon
14 The Beltway – Al Stewart
15 See Emily Play – Pink Floyd
16 That Girl Is Emily – John Wicks and the Records
17 It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock and Roll) – AC/DC
18 Chasing Angels – Nick Guzman
19 She’s All I Need – John Wicks

January 22, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 6

This week PPO brings you a huge helping of Power Pop and more including some skinny tie greatness to garage edginess plus a whole lot in between.  Hold onto your seat and savor the Sonic Exuberance of the Power Pop Overdose Popcast.  As always, please feel free to contact us at with any ideas, concerns or you just want yo say hey!

Curty Ray

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I Wanna Be a Teenage Fanclub
01 Norman Blake – Swedish Polarbears
02 God – Attic Lights
03 Hatchet – I Was A King
04 Mailman – The Primary 5
Mom I Dropped The Garage On My Foot!
05 Ian Kay – A Man Like Me
06 Shut Your Mind – The Baron Four
07 Falling Apart – The Rebel Set
08 The King Of Loose Ends – The Routes
70’s Skinny Ties
09 Forget Your Name – The Whiffs
10 She’s A Trap – Gentlemen Jesse
11 C’Mon C’Mon C’Mon – Brad Marino
12 All Kindsa Girls – The Real Kid
Not The Beatles
13 Recharge Your Mynd – The Mynd Gardners
14 She’s Gonna Two Time – The Kaisers
15 In My Own Time – The Bee Gees
16 ’67 (Home) – Vinyal Kings
Turn it F’n Up!
17 Turn It Up – Tight Pants Syndrome
18 Gimme Gimme – The Krinkles
19 I Can’t Stop It Now – Dumb Dog Run
20 I Love Rock – Cooler
Sweet Home Chicago
21 Full Moon Turn My Head Around – Off Broadway
22 Curiosity – Shoes
23 I’m The One – Pezband
24 The Jets – Paper Girl
25 I’ve Got You – The Kind

January 15, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 5

This Week we are bring you some new and some old, crunchy and dreamy hook laden music.  Break out your skinny ties and air guitars and enjoy the music placed before you.  As always, if you have any suggestions, questions or just want to say hey, email us at
Curty Ray

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Track List
1. The Jetbeat – Dancing On The Sun
2. The Men – Out On The Floor
3. The Reverberations – Milder Higher
4. The Madd – War Or Hands Of Time
5. Kurt Baker – Weekend Girls
6. Tommy and the Rockets – Teenage Girls
7. Material Issue – What Girls Want
8. Dwight Twilley – Girls
9. The Tremblers – I’ll Be Taking Her Home Tonight
10. The Tweeds – I Need That Record
11. The Generators – TV Set
12. The Maps – I’m Talking To You
13. The Neighborhoods – Prettiest Girl
14. Triptides – Moonbeams
15. Green Seagull – What Happened To The Girls
16. The Mynd Gardners – Discotheque
17. Jacco Gardner – Puppets Dangling
18. The Well Wishers – Feelin’ Fine
19. The Rallies – Up To You
20. The Hangabouts – Who Wants Cilla
21. The Keys – Fire Inside
22. The Brothers Steve – She
23. Valley Lodge – Stand
24. The Insomniacs – Maryanne Lightly

January 12, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 4 (The Coolest Songs of 2019)

Just when you think that the music industry has become incapable of making anything but tired retreads and money-grabbing drivel, you look back on this year and think: Huh. So they can still surprise us after all. This week we combed the Popverse to find some of the coolest songs of 2019.  Todays tracks range from Jangle to songs with a little more power than pop and everything in between, so sit back, grab a cold one and enjoy the PPO Popcast!
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Track Listing

  1. Lolas – DJ Girl
  2. The Cudas – Tv Is Cool Again
  3. Bronco Bullfrog – Never Been To California
  4. White Reaper – Migt Be Right
  5. Jordan Jones – Rumors Girls
  6. The Resonars – Before You’re Gone
  7. Sunstack Jones – Something’s Happened To My Mind
  8. The Galileo 7 – Too Late
  9. The Whiffs – Shakin All Over
  10. The Rallies – If You Do
  11. The Jay Vons – Keep On Moving
  12. Berwanger – Bad Vibrations
  13. ANC4 – You’re The One
  14. The Gold – Gimme Your Love
  15. Telekinesis – A Place in the Sun
  16. Bryan Estepa – No Ordinary
  17. Paul Bertolino – Doll
  18. 1. Wyatt Blair – Boys Night Out
  19. The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness – Close The Doors
  20. Yorick van Norden – Train In The Station
  21. Norman – Already Gone
  22. Laika’s Orbit – One You Cry For
  23. The Bishops Daredevil Stunt Club – The Henry Norman Hotel
  24. The Premonitions – Thats Voodoo

December 18, 2019

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 3

Here is another PPO Popcast featuring some of my favorite tunes from the past and present.  It includes a little psych pop, fuzz and just good old power pop.  Enjoy and feel free to comment with ideas or suggestions at I am always open to ideas or suggestions to improve the Popcast.

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Track List
01. Paul Bertilino – Against The Shadow
02. The Quarantines – Robot Girl
03. The Mods – Do You Think That Money
04. The Insiders – Ghosts on the Beach
05. The Wombats – Dip You In Honey
06. The Trip Takers – Don’t Back Out Now
07. Triptides – All My Life
08. The Whiffs – My Vision OF Love
09. The Agents – Need The Girl
10. The ACB’s – Suzzanne
11. Gary B and the Notions – Give Me One Reason
12. Gas Giants – Now The Change
13. The Speedways – Seen Better Days
14. The Coolies – Ignaramus
15. Joe Jackson – One More Time
16. Johnny Casino’s Easy Action – 09 Treatin’Me Right
17. Kelly’s Heels – Same Mistake
18. The Grip Weeds – Love’s Lost On You
19. The Headboys – Stepping Stones
20. The Nats – Something New
21. Extra Arms – Secret Friend
22. Thee Vicars – Come On Stomp!
23. The Riviera Playboys – I’m The Pusherman
24. Team Jedi – Do What You Wanna
25. The Doughboys – Too Little Too Late Track List

December 11, 2019

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 2

Here is volume 2 of the PPO Popcast.   It is a mix of Power Pop, Fuzz, Mod and more .  Feel free to comment with ideas or suggestions at  I am always open to ideas or suggestions to improve the Popcast.Or listen on Mixcloud and Apple Podcast

  1. The Cudas – Kids Want Hits
  2. The Jangle Band – Love You Too
  3. The Domnicks – Cool Runnings
  4. The Beatpack – Hey Senorita
  5. The Embrooks – I Need you
  6. Crash Street Kids – The Kid is Dead?
  7. The Beat Seekers – Cinderella’s Demise
  8. The Nerves – When You Find Out
  9. The Glums – Chapeloon
  10. The Jay Vons – It Was Wrong to Love You
  11. Jeremy – Love Explosion
  12. The Tomorrows – Such A Shame
  13. Everybody Else – First Class
  14. Paul Bertilino – Devil In Your Eyes
  15. Material Issue – Li’l Christine
  16. The Rubs – Judy
  17. The Connection – She’s A Keeper
  18. The Madcaps – One More Chance
  19. The Market Squares – Inside My Mind
  20. The Maps – I’m Talking To You
  21. The Greenhornes – Can’t Stand It
  22. The Electric Mess – Falling Off The Face Of The Earth
  23. The Plimsouls – Oldest Story In The World
  24. The Well Wishers – Escape The Light