Popdose Flashback ’89

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Popdose Flashback: Indigo Girls, “Indigo Girls”

Hey, guys, remember that girl in college? The one whose intellect was sometimes intimidating, but sometimes eye-roll-inducing, depending on...

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Popdose Flashback ’89: Daniel Lanois, “Acadie”

Do you feel that chill in the air? Fall is almost upon us, and it's got Jack Feerick thinking about the autumnal majesty of Daniel Lanois'...

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Popdose Flashback: John Cougar Mellencamp, “Big Daddy”

This week on Popdose Flashback, Mojo Flucke recalls the beautiful, yet challenging final album by the man known as John Cougar Mellencamp,...

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Popdose Flashback: The Cult, “Sonic Temple”

Things should have been going swimmingly for The Cult. Their album Electric had succeeded in becoming the biker-rock record they hoped it...

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Popdose Flashback: Peter Gabriel, “Passion”

For this week's installment of Popdose Flashback, Jack Feerick takes the reins and leads us through a celebration of Peter Gabriel's...

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Popdose Flashback: The B-52’s, “Cosmic Thing”

For this week's Popdose Flashback, Bob Cashill reminisces about the B-52s' Cosmic Thing -- and a certain very, very friendly young...

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Popdose Flashback: Terence Trent D’Arby, “Neither Fish Nor Flesh”

A couple years after 12 million buyers signed their name across his heart, Terence Trent D'Arby got sophomore jinxed but good -- and in...

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Popdose Flashback: The Stone Roses, “The Stone Roses”

For this week's Popdose Flashback, Mojo Flucke talks about Madchester, the Stone Roses' much-loved debut, and one very special denim...

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Popdose Flashback: Georgia Satellites, “In the Land of Salvation and Sin”

It’s been forever and a day since I felt like this I want a fifth of Wild Turkey and one little kiss And I don’t miss that...

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Popdose Flashback: Madonna, “Like a Prayer”

Love her or hate her, Madonna defined popular music – screw that, she defined popular culture — like no one else during the...

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Popdose Flashback: Tom Petty, “Full Moon Fever”

This week in Popdose Flashback, Scott Malchus takes us back to the birth of Tom Petty's first solo flight. Twenty years later, he still has...

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Popdose Flashback, or When Good Albums Happen to Bad People: Don Henley, “The End of the Innocence”

This week's Popdose Flashback doubles as the return of a much-missed series -- Matthew Bolin's When Good Albums Happen to Bad People -- and...

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Popdose Flashback: “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814”

If it's Monday, that must mean it's time to go back to 1989 -- and for this week's Popdose Flashback, Mike Heyliger looks at Janet...

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Popdose Flashback: Kirsty MacColl, “Kite”

In this week's installment of Popdose Flashback, Jack Feerick reminds us why no home should be without a copy of Kirsty MacColl's...

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Popdose Flashback: Shawn Colvin, “Steady On”

Our yearlong flashback to 1989 continues with Jon Cummings' reappraisal of Shawn Colvin's Steady On....

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Popdose Flashback: Michael Bolton, “Soul Provider”

In Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s character Crash Davis chides Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) for his laziness and lack of focus on the...

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Popdose Flashback: Tears for Fears, “The Seeds of Love”

It still seems strange that Tears for Fears, two Janov-loving introverts from Bath, were one of the biggest bands of the ’80s. In a...

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Popdose Flashback: Milli Vanilli and the Triumph of Substance

For fans of pop music with integrity, the pop charts of 1989 were a desolate place. Between an avalanche of soul-sapping covers (Michael...

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Popdose Flashback: Jazzy David Foster With a Snappy Beat

I was a pretty confused kid in 1989. Well, not a kid, really — I was 17 going on 18. I had a couple of hundred vinyl records, and...

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Popdose Flashback: Elvis Costello, “Spike”

1989 found Elvis Costello in the throes of a full-on identity crisis. He had always been more than what the general perception gave him...

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Popdose Flashback: Paul McCartney, “Flowers in the Dirt”

For much of his solo career, it was Paul McCartney’s peculiar fate to seem perpetually in need of a creative comeback. Chafing...

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Popdose Flashback: The Furor Over 2 Live Crew

He may have called for “a kinder, gentler nation,” but the first year of George H.W. Bush’s presidency, 1989, turned out...

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Popdose Flashback: Tin Machine, “Tin Machine”

Tin Machine was flat-out great, featuring fierce guitars, edgy lyrics and even edgier production. The world thought it stunk, and threw...

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Popdose Flashback: “Lyle Lovett and His Large Band”

By 1989, Lyle Lovett had already been kicking around for a couple of years. He cut a unique figure from the start, a Texan Eraserhead with...

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Popdose Flashback: Pixies, “Doolittle”

Pixies – Doolittle (1989, 4AD) purchase this album (Amazon) To a certain extent, Doolittle – the Pixies’ most...

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Popdose Flashback: Beastie Boys, “Paul’s Boutique”

When Licensed to Ill shocked everyone by becoming the biggest-selling rap album of all time (until MC Hammer snatched the title a couple...

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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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Popdose Flashback: Nirvana, “Bleach”

In Red Sox lore, the facts state that 10,454 fans–a pathetic number–attended Ted Williams’ last game in 1960, when he...

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Popdose Flashback: Rush, “Presto”

It wasn’t their best album. It wasn’t even much like what people consider their best album. Yet the mighty Canadian power trio...

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Popdose Flashback: The Neville Brothers, “Yellow Moon”

The Neville Brothers – Yellow Moon purchase this album (Amazon) Morning, Popdose faithful! Who’s in the mood for a new series?...