The second D.I.Y. to cover American power-pop, Shake It Up has less of the flouncey, cutesiness that crept in around the edges of the prior volume and includes a slew of gutsy power-pop bands like The Beat, Holly & the Italians, The Romantics, Chris Stamey & the DB's and The Plimsouls as well as wussier-but-still-great ones like Shoes, 20/20, The Rubinioos and and unfortunately The Now - basically The Knack but shittier - and their tepid tune, "I Like Girls".
MRML Readers: Did American power-pop get better of worse as the seventies wore on? Leave us a comment!
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