(The Jags in 1979 - Catchy and hook-laden, but not sustainable)
A bit of late 70s UK Power-Pop this time. The Jags were one of the mainstays of KROQ here in L.A. around 1979. Not really considered Punk or New Wave, but not really mainstream either - sort of falling into that miscellaneous category that just sounded good, played catchy memorable songs but didn't last more than a couple albums. They broke up in 1982.
There were a lot of those kinds of bands from the late 70s to early 80s, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with them. They were not destined to change your life, but rather go along with it and provide the soundtrack to places, times and people.
Here is a live concert, recorded by the BBC at their Paris Theatre in London in 1979. A lot of familiar material.
And for some reason, I remembered exactly where I was when I first heard each of those songs.