Author: John C. Hughes

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Ramble On: John C. Hughes on New Beginnings

Soooo, where’s Lost in the ‘70s/’80s/’90s been? Has that Hughes character been slacking off? Well, not quite. It...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Kate Bush, “Experiment IV”

That isn't a dog whistle you hear -- it's that chick in the leotard over there. She's Kate Bush, and this week, John C. Hughes is Lost in...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Xymox, “Twist of Shadows”

What's a Xymox? Ask John C. Hughes, who's Lost in the '90s with the band's "Cure-inspired danceable goth" this week....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: The Top 15 New-Wave Songs — Ever!

This week John C. Hughes has prepared a special edition of Lost in the '80s for all you zombies. Are you ready for the top 15 new-wave...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Gary Glitter

John C. Hughes has gotten himself Lost in the '70s again, and this time, he's all alone with Gary Glitter. Careful, John!...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Kim Wilde, “Select”

Ah, Kim Wilde...how fondly the children of the '80s remember thee. In this week's Lost in the '80s, John C. Hughes flashes back on the...

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Film

John C. Hughes on John Hughes

Filmmaker John Hughes, who reinvented the teen film in the '80s, has died, and our own John C. Hughes remembers what it was like to be a...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Elastica

Remember Elastica? John C. Hughes does -- in fact, this week, he's completely Lost in the '90s over them....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Spandau Ballet, “Through the Barricades”

We know this much is true: John C. Hughes is Lost in the '80s again, and this time, he's reminiscing about Spandau Ballet....

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Andrea True Connection, “N.Y., You Got Me Dancing”

The Andrea True Connection was always, uh, more than "More, More, More" -- and John C. Hughes is here to prove it with this week's Lost in...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Culture Club, “Mistake No. 3”

It must have sucked to be a non-Boy George member of Culture Club.  Well, except for Jon Moss, who was actually sucking a member of...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Redd Kross, “Show World”

Punk legends in Los Angeles before they could legally drink, Jeff and Steve McDonald spent most of the ’80s as a cult sensation,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: The Darling Buds, “Pop Said”

They were ignored by the American public and later victimized by Madonna, but this week -- thanks to John C. Hughes and Lost in the '80s --...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Bryan Adams, “Let Me Take You Dancing”

I realize I’ve sort of hit upon a theme lately when it comes to LIT70s, but I don’t think it’s fair to limit just the...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: The Fixx, “Deeper and Deeper”

The most rock-radio acceptable of the new-wave acts (with the possible exception of the Cars and the Police), the Fixx were always unfairly...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Sam Phillips

In 1988, Leslie Phillips turned her back on a successful career as a Christian Contemporary artist, changed her performing moniker to...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Big Country, “Look Away”

John C. Hughes is still Lost in the '80s -- but with classic tracks like Big Country's "Look Away" on the stereo, who can complain?...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: The Beach Boys, “Here Comes the Night”

This week's edition of Lost in the '70s finds John C. Hughes uttering that most heartfelt of mantras for the true rock fan: "Fuck Mike...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Freddie Mercury, “Love Kills”

In 1984, famed disco producer Giorgio Moroder got it into his head that Fritz Lang’s silent 1927 masterpiece Metropolis needed to be...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: The Sundays, “Cry”

John C. Hughes is Lost in the '90s again -- and this week, he's listening to a track from the dearly departed Sundays....

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: The Unforgiven, “I Hear the Call”

It never hurt to have a visual hook to get on MTV in the ’80s.  From Bananrama and Dexys Midnight Runners’ hobo-chic, to...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Ultravox

The recent release of a cleaned up and remastered Ultravox greatest hits compilation (including a bonus DVD with all the Midge Ure-era...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: The Monkees, “Oh My My”

What happens when you take two Monkees out of the zoo? Why, 1970's Micky Dolenz/Davy Jones opus Changes, of course....

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Lost in the ’80s: Thompson Twins

There are certain acts and albums I absolutely adored in my younger days in the ’80s that I don’t quite care for now. One of...

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Lost in the ’80s: Wide Boy Awake

Here’s an example of a great song that couldn’t be confined to a B-side. Wide Boy Awake was Adam & the Ants bassist Kevin...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Kon Kan, “Liberty”

Yes, we’ve just gone and declared this week Kon Kan Week here at Popdose.  Seeing as the duo nicked their name from the Canadian...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: The Nerves

I bought and fell in love with Blondie’s Parallel Lines album when I was around ten years old, and always wondered who the mysterious...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Peter Godwin, “Baby’s in the Mountains”

We’ve talked about Peter Godwin’s great lost art-rock combo, Metro, in a Lost in the ’70s post in the not-too-distant...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Adam Ant, “Manners & Physique”

No, no, dear reader, I didn’t lose track while writing at 11pm once again and accidentally throw up a Lost in the ’80s...

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Lost in the ’80s: Shakespears Sister, “Break My Heart/Run Silent”

When Siobahn Fahey left Bananarama in 1988, most people probably never expected to hear from her again.  For Fahey to return to music...