While we're talking about the late 80's/early 90's, anyone remember The Primitives? I played that one album, "Lovely", to death. It's chock full of insanely catchy power pop gems with hooks for days and days. I even saw them once for $5 in 1989, at SF's legendary I-Beam, which used to be on Haight Street back in the day. I think it's now a skateboard shop, right across from where Amoeba is located. Hilariously, I was just looking at the album cover and realized Tracey's face is on the cover. I never noticed that before! Anyways, I got a lot of mileage out of this album and it still sounds good to me. They released a second album, "Pure", that had its moments but wasn't nearly as good as "Lovely". Apparently, they had a third album as well, which I've actually never seen here in the States, but I guess it doesn't matter at this point. In any case, this was one of my favorites from "Lovely". It might sound a bit dated, but it's still fun.
The Primitives > Way Behind Me