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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 29

We’re going to jump right into the songs this week as we have an extended post in order to finish up the letter E in just two weeks....

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 28

I’m a list man. I love making them, I love talking about them, I love everything about them. And if I accept a challenge to make a...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 27

It’s week 27 of Bottom Feeders and you know what that means. What? You don’t know what that means? Actually, neither do I. But...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 26

One of the things I just love doing that doesn’t happen much anymore is laying on the couch, in the dark, listening to an album. As...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 25

The other day someone asked me what the “most valuable” record in my collection is. It’s a question I’ve always...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 24

A few weeks ago I laughed at someone’s musical taste. I feel kind of bad about it. See, a buddy of mine asked me if I had heard the...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 23

Last week’s E.G. Daily track reminded me of bar trivia with my buddies, so I thought I’d expand that into an intro. For a...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 22

I’m writing this week’s post on a Sunday afternoon. Why is that significant? Because it’s the absolute best day of the...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 21

It’s amazing sometimes to see how music brings the world together. I was food shopping with my wife last week and...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 20

I turned on the radio the other day for the first time in months and the first thing I heard was “more music, less talk,” so...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 19

You know, there are times when even I’ve had enough of ’80s music. It’s hard to believe that since I’m still...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 18

So here’s my question of the week for you — what the hell is a “fancy dancer”? I’ve been listening to a lot...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 17

Every now and then I like to talk about what I have deemed “inappropriate ghetto moments.” These moments occur when I have the...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 16

Last week I talked about “the Shrink,” the guy at the record show who thinks he knows everything about every artist that ever...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 15

A few weeks ago I was at a record show for a few hours flipping through thousands of $1 records. I fully admit that I am a nosy person...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 14

The other day Metal Sucks introduced me to Firewind’s cover of Michael Sembello’s “Maniac.” That in turn took me...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 13

This past week I was like a pig in shit. Nine tracks from Chinese Democracy were leaked and I couldn’t be happier. See, Guns...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 12

I love collecting music, that’s a given. As with most collectors of something, it’s the thrill of the find that really does it...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 11

If you’ve got nothing to do on a Tuesday from 8 PM to midnight Eastern time, you should head on over to Bastard Radio and listen to...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 10

Welcome to double digits! This marks the tenth week of posting every song from the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1980s that peaked at #41 and...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 9

How many of you remember your first music purchase? I have a terrible memory, so I’m not sure if it really was my first purchase...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 8

Today we’re going to finish up with the story of my collection. As I mentioned last week, I consider “The Collection” to...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 7

The story of how I completed my collection continues in 2006. I was winding down to the end. I found that collecting the first 4,000-plus...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 6

This has been an interesting trip so far. Since I’m talking about the songs that reached the Hot 100 but not the Top 40, I know...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 5

It’s 1999 — I’m working two jobs and finding myself with no money thanks to my record-buying obsession, so I pick up...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 4

So, where did we leave off last week? That’s right, the kid finally got some cash money. It’s 1999, and I’m in my...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

So, we’re on the third post of this series, and I haven’t yet told you about my collection, and the reason I can actually do...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 2

I thank my dad for my love of ’80s music. My parents divorced before I can even remember, and I used to see my dad on weekends. Every...

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Welcome to Bottom Feeders, my friends. We are about to embark on a totally excellent adventure, the likes of which has never been attempted...