FLASH!! ATTENTION Power Pop fans who actually still READ books! (I’m joking, I’m joking!)
The follow-up to “Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop” is in the works – and YOU are going to be there along the way & help get it done!
Back in November 2007, “SSA”(as we’ll call it for short from now on – make note, please) arrived on the power pop scene. It was a definitive, comprehensive look at pretty much being a power pop geek featuring lots of lists, short articles and a Top 200 all-time best power pop albums uber-list.
It sold briskly, wonderfully – and it was gone a year later to become a rarity.
Limited copies are available again (HERE) but its rare status will remain unchanged because those copies number a mere 225 or so.
So, that brings us to the proper follow-up of “SSA”. John Borack and I have been talking about it, on and off, for 3 years. We’ve had a lot of ideas splattered across phone conservations and emails and finally arrived a concept earlier in 2011.
Normally, with “Works In Progress”, I’ll throwing book ideas out to the community here and get your opinions on which ones to pursue. With the follow up to “SSA”, though, we had already come to this vision before WIP was fleshed out.
Regardless, John and I are going to keep you informed with all the details the book blossoms and is created. In fact, we’re going to bring you into the process quite intimately. I’ll be recording some of calls as we work on on various details of the book and posting them here for you to….well, listen to.
Voyeuristic? Well, only if we did not agree upon sharing it.
We’ll also be sharing rough drafts, cover art ideas(which we’ll all vote) on and solicit your ideas on many different areas along the way.
YOU – yes, you O Mighty Pop Pioneer – are going to have your virtual DNA implanted on this project.
Sooo, what is going to be ‘the angle’, the idea of this project?
Yes, it’s a bit general but it’s a first step and we want to bring you along at each forward movement and we begin today! We want to call it “Power Pop 360”. What do you think?
Here It Is – a first salvo:
“”Power Pop 360” is an exciting and informative new book compiled and edited by longtime music journalist John M. Borack that will celebrate many of the classic songs of the much-beloved and enduring power pop genre. With tunes chosen by Borack and entries written by a cadre of some of the finest pop journalists around, “Power Pop 360″ will take an up close and personal look at both classics and obscurities, with fresh insights from many of the artists who created timeless slices of pop goodness.”
What are your thoughts? Any other ideas you’d LOVE to see? We’ll listen – but we may ignore, too. But this is your chance to help conceive another, different project, as well. So I want to hear your ideas below so post away.
Does this angle sound like something that would be interesting for passionate power pop fans to explore and dig deeper into – or not?
If you have something better, share it!