King Of Power Pop! is the new studio album by Paul Collins, one of the originators of the high-energy pop sound known as power pop. 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.
Produced in Detroit by Jim Diamond (Dirtbombs, The Go, White Stripes), the album features Wally Palmar of the legendary power pop hit-makers The Romantics, as well as pop icon Nikki Corvette of Nikki & The Corvettes.
The pop cover art is the work of legendary artist Bill Stout.
'For me this 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!'
- Paul Collins
- 1. C'mon Let's Go!
- 2. Do You Wanna Love Me?
- 3. Doin' It For The Ladies
- 4. Hurting's On My Side
- 5. Don't Blame Your Troubles On Me
- 6. Many Roads To Follow
- 7. Losing Your Cool
- 8. Off The Hook
- 9. The Letter
- 10. Kings Of Power Pop
- 11. I Go Black
- 12. This Is America
- 13. You Tore Me Down
Mar 12San Diego, CA, US Paul Collins Beat at Tower Bar
Mar 13Long Beach, CA, US Paul Collins Beat with Radiohearts at Alex's Bar
Mar 14Los Angeles (LA), CA, US Paul Collins Beat at Highland Park Bowl
Mar 15Garden Grove, CA, US Paul Collins Beat at Garden Grove Amphitheatre
Mar 18Fresno, CA, US Paul Collins Beat at Fulton 55
Mar 20San Francisco, CA, US Paul Collins Beat at Make-Out Room
Mar 21Sacramento, CA, US Paul Collins Beat at Cafe Colonial
Mar 25Eureka, CA, US Paul Collins Beat at sirens song
Mar 27Portland, OR, US Paul Collins Beat at The Fixin' To
Mar 28Seattle, WA, US Paul Collins Beat at Lucky Liquor