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
Apr 17Rennes, France Paul Collins Beat at Bistro de la Cité
Apr 18Paris, France Paul Collins Beat at L'International
Apr 19Belfort, France Paul Collins Beat at Unknown venue
Apr 20Colmar, France Paul Collins Beat at Unknown venue
Apr 22Barberaz, France Christopher Paul Stelling with Paul Collins Beat at Brin de Zinc
Apr 23Marseille, France Paul Collins Beat at Le Jam
Apr 24Albi, France Paul Collins Beat at Unknown venue
Apr 25Bordeaux, France Paul Collins Beat at Unknown venue
Apr 29Granada, Spain Paul Collins Beat at Lemon Rock Bar & Hostel
Apr 30Huelva, Spain Paul Collins Beat at Unknown venue