Author: Jeff Vrabel

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Drive-By Truckers, “Go-Go Boots”

Oh hey, this is weird, there’s a new Drive-By Truckers record, and it’s good. The Athens, Ga., rockers’ third set in the...

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Video Game Reviews, Video Games

Video Game Review: “Run J-Stache Run”

Full disclosure: I don’t know much about J-Stache, because I am 100% straight up Team Daryl Hall till I die, WHUT. Yes yes, I get the...

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Music, Whoops!

Whoops!: Run-DMC, “Crown Royal”

They were tougher than leather, but these three Queens legends weren't strong enough to resist the temptation of the cameo-laden rap...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Trixter, “Give It to Me Good”

TRIXTER TITLE: “Give It To Me Good” ALBUM: Trixter RELEASE DATE: May 1990 Why You Remember Them: For one of two reasons:...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Firehouse, “Don’t Treat Me Bad”

FIREHOUSE TITLE: “Don’t Treat Me Bad” ALBUM: Firehouse RELEASE DATE: Aug. 21, 1990 Why You Remember Them: For one of two...

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Contests, Music

Popdose Contest: Win “The Essential ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic”

"Weird Al" Yankovic hand-picked the tracks on his new compilation, the suitably titled The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic -- and you...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Stryper, “Honestly” (1986)

Jeff Vrabel once again mounts his Steel Horse, bringing us a power ballad from Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Slaughter, “Fly to the Angels” (1990)

SLAUGHTER Title: “Fly To The Angels” Album: Stick It to Ya Release Date: January 27, 1990 Why You Remember Them: Credit...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: “Jackyl” (1992)

JACKYL Title: “The Lumberjack Song” Album: Jackyl Release Date: 1992 Why You Remember Them: You cannot imagine how often, in...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Steelheart, “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” (1990)

STEELHEART Title: I’ll Never Let You Go Album: Steelheart Released: May 10, 1990 Why You Remember Them: Previous installments of this...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Damn Yankees, “Where You Goin’ Now?” (1992)

Jeff Vrabel is back on his Steel Horse again, and this time, he's taking us back to a power ballad that arrived just in time for the death...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Mr. Big, “To Be With You” (1991)

MR. BIG Song Title: “To Be With You” Album: Lean Into It Release Date: March 26, 1991 Why You Remember Them: Much like the poor...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Warrant, “Cherry Pie” (1990)

This week in the Steel Horse Archives, Jeff Vrabel takes us back to 1990, and a time when the boys in Warrant were dirty, rotten, filthy,...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Tesla, “Love Song”

TESLA Song Title: “Love Song” Album: The Great Radio Controversy Release Date: Feb. 1, 1989 Why You Remember Them: This song...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Cinderella, “Somebody Save Me”

Jeff Vrabel officially cracks open the Steel Horse Archives this week, and -- what's this? Cinderella comes crawling out!...

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Music, The Steel Horse Archives

The Steel Horse Archives: Prologue — Step Inside, Walk This Way

Jeff Vrabel was a hair metal cowboy, and on a steel horse he rode...and he's here to relive those Aqua Netted days with a new series that...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Tone-Lōc, “Lōc-ed After Dark”

Tone-Lōc – Lōc-ed After Dark (1989) purchase this album (Amazon) There’s no way around this: Tone Lōc’s 1989...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Guns n’ Roses, “Chinese Democracy”

Guns n’ Roses – Chinese Democracy (Geffen, 2008) purchase this album (Best Buy) Unless you’ve spent a lot of time in the...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Fourteen

Ladies, here’s a little-known fact about many guys: If you break up with them, but then don’t leave, they will very possibly...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Thirteen

There are few things more entertaining on planet Earth than watching a guy who’s recently gone through some sort of emotional...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Twelve

If there’s anything worse than having your heart broken in high school, when your fragile emotional identity is still developing,...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Eleven

Some love stories are full of hideous terror, but some can teach us things, such as that for a not-insignificant portion of the populace,...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Ten

There are a few cold, hard truths in this world: you can’t run for president on the GOP ticket if you’re a thrice-married...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Nine

We’ve been doing “Songs for the Dumped” for awhile now, and if we’ve learned anything it’s that: 1. People...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Eight

You know who’s good for breakups? Bruce Springsteen. He’s also good for budding romances, weddings, funerals, long walks on the...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Seven

David Medsker takes us on a mad, dark journey into a land most of us are probably familiar with — the Land of the Co-Dependent...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Six

Timing, the New Testament tells us, is everything, and it takes a startlingly few number of works to turn a glorious, magnificent,...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Five

We’ve been having a lot of fun here at Songs for the Dumped, but let us not forget that these are stories of heartache, woe, ache and...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Four

The great thing about breakup songs is that you have absolutely no control over what they are; they just happen to be playing in the...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Three

A lot of people are going to tell you that adolescent regression is an unhealthy thing, but few among us are the people who, if given the...