Examining the strangest of all pop culture conventions, the “fan crush.”
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They probably made out to “You and Me” a year after they grounded you for blasting “Elected!”
The lyrics scan like a battle cry — so why does Aerosmith’s “Dream On” sound like defeat?
Dw Dunphy is only being partly facetious when he asks, where has all the testosterone gone?
Are moments like Beatles on Sullivan, The Elvis Comeback, Moonwalk on Motown and the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video doomed? Here’s some random speculation as to why that may be so.
Who is Charles Thompson, the once and future Black Francis, who in the ’90s reinvented himself many times over?
Dw Dunphy provides seven and two for you from 2013. None of them are Yeezus.
The sad tale of The Singing Nun and her joyful song about a saint.
Wings had yet to lock in an album that justified their existence. Band On The Run changed that.
Why is 1973′s Brain Salad Surgery “none more prog”?
Even if it cannot be considered a classic, the 1908s version of the Twilight Zone could still hit more than it missed.
In the 1980s prog was becoming accessible and pop was kinda becoming prog.
At least Michael Bay didn’t blow up Aaron Burr.
Terrorism. Warfare. Gun violence. Sexy women in leather. Kids television. Ah, the Eighties.
He-Man’s going to show you how to be good, normal children.
For Pinetop Seven, the folk/Americana gold rush came a decade and a half too late.
Huey Lewis and the News, Sports, and the fallacy of the guilty pleasure.
What was your favorite summer song? Oh, never mind. These were better.
Hinky? What’s a hinky?
Could this be the best thing George Lucas ever made?
In 1993 Billy Joel made people feel awkward and sad.
Captain Jack will get you high tonight.
J.K. Rowling has managed to have both the fairness of anonymity and the mega-success of the brand name all at once.
Flashback looks over another of Chicago’s big hits and complains about ‘whatever happened to…’
All My Children begat How I Met Your Mother.
Popdose asks, “Why not? It’s only natural!”
Dw Dunphy reviews the latest from indie pop true believer Lisa Mychols.