Begin The Begin // R.E.M.
I went through the 10K+ songs in my collection, admittedly quickly, looking for the best example of an F# minor power chord, and this is what I came up with.
With all the respect in the world for R.E.M. and the understated yet wonderful Peter Buck, if he’s the best example of a power chord you’ve got, in any key, it’s time to look hard at your collection.
What I’d rather do is head down to the basement and record a demo of Les Paul -> Fulldrive -> Marshall and show y’all motherfuckers what a power chord is all about, but there are wee people sleeping elsewhere on the premises and it wouldn’t be meet.