Dennis Cooper has posted an amazing selection of YouTube Power Pop Videos (including this amazing "Tired Of Waking Up Tired" by The Diodes live at the Peppermint Lounge). So many songs I'd forgotten about, and so many I never imagined there was a video for.
The Three O'Clock 'Her Head's Revolving', 1982 (4:01) 20/20 'Yellow Pills', 1979 (4:19) Let's Active 'Waters Part', 1984 (4:55) The Boys 'Brickfield Nights', 1979 (3:14) The Jam 'Strange Town', 1979 (3:42) Shoes 'Too Late', 1979 (2:39) Plimsouls 'A Million Miles Away', 1983 (3:37) The Records 'Starry Eyes', 1979 (3:55) Nick Lowe 'Cruel to Be Kind', 1979 (3:25) The Bangles 'Real World', 1984 (2:37) The Headboys 'The Shape of Things to Come', 1980 (3:34) Cheap Trick 'Way of the World', 1980 (3:26) Pandoras 'It's About Time', 1984 (2:26) Dwight Twilley Band 'Lookin' for the Magic', 1977 (3:36) Flamin' Groovies 'Shake Some Action', 1986 (4:27) Undertones 'Jimmy Jimmy', 1979 (2:31) The Bongos 'Bulrushes', 1981 (3:18) The Neighborhoods 'Prettiest Girl', 1979 (3:22) The Diodes 'Tired of Waking Up Tired', 1977 (3:50) The dB's 'Neverland', 1982 (2:52) Milk 'n' Cookies 'I'm Just a Kid', 1976 (2:27) Teenage Radio Stars 'Sweet Boredom', 1979 (3:03) Rezillos 'Top of the Pops', 1978 (2:11)
From the Bun E's Basement Bootlegs Collection (I looked on the Cheap Trick site for them but I guess they're all sold out now). This is from the volume entitled "Beertown '75". Yes, I said '75. I always kinda figured that Cheap Trick were like a normal 70's rock band that heard Punk Rock and adapted (like the Only Ones), but I think this recording proves that Cheap Trick were exactly the same band before and after Punk Rock. This ended up on the 1st LP (if you've never heard the 1st LP you've never heard Cheap Trick-that's the one Nirvana ripped everything off of) as "The Ballad Of TV Violence". UPDATE : Before someone quibbles with my Nirvana comment here's a quote "…We sound just like Cheap Trick only the guitars are louder"- Kurt Cobain, Rolling Stone magazine." Cheap Trick-The Ballad Of Richard Speck [Milwaukee 1975].mp3 The Ballad Of TV Violence-Cheap Trick [Alternate Version - live].mp3
"This short but energetic set from Cheap Trick was recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour while they were promoting the Budakon
album. At the time, the band was still performing essentially the same
set as they had been playing since 1977, and by now, it was tight as a
drum. They would emerge later the same year with one of their most
successful studio albums, Dream Police." Link.