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White Label Wednesday: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, “It’s Grim Up North (Part I)”

Hope you’re not wearing anything too fancy, because we’re about to get dirty. Bill Drummond and Jimmy Caulty have about as many...

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White Label Wednesday: The Human League, “Love Action (I Believe in Love)” (Steve Anderson Mix)

Ah, the re-remix. Knives out, everyone. There are two schools of thought on the subject of unearthing a track for a modern-day update....

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White Label Wednesday: Tin Tin, “Kiss Me”

Boing-ga-boing-ga-boing-boing, snap! Now that is a hook, bitches. For a long time, the name Stephen Duffy was nothing more to me than the...

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White Label Wednesday: Mr. Mister, “Is It Love”

Are you ready to rock?! Wait, no, that’s not right, let me try that again…are you ready for some melodic rock?! The whole...

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White Label Wednesday: Tracey Ullman, “Breakaway”

Scout’s honor, I had no idea this mix even existed until a few months ago, when it popped up on an ‘80s remix message board I...

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White Label Wednesday: John Taylor, “I Do What I Do”

Let’s just ask the obvious question: how the hell did this song become a hit? This is not to say that the song is awful so much as...

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White Label Wednesday: Screaming Blue Messiahs, “I Wanna Be a Flintstone”

I will not pretend to know more about the Screaming Blue Messiahs than I actually do. All I know is that their singer was bald and the...

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White Label Wednesday: They Might Be Giants, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”

Get ur geek on, fuckers! (Use of ‘fuckers!’ at the end of brief opening sentence copyright of Jeff Giles Inc. All rights...

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White Label Wednesday: Don Henley, “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”

The Eagles dogpiling continues. First off, if you haven’t had a chance, read Scott Malchus’ great review of Don...

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White Label Wednesday: Judas Priest, “Turbo Lover”

Meet the rarest of beasts: the heavy metal dance mix. After the “disappointing” sales figures for Judas Priest’s 1984...

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White Label Wednesday: Gino Vannelli, “Black Cars”

For many rock acts that made their mark in the ‘70s, 1985 was the year they faced off against what could be called the New Wave Borg....

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White Label Wednesday: Bryan Ferry, “Kiss and Tell”

You don’t get much more ‘right place, right time’ than Bryan Ferry and his sole Top 40 entry, “Kiss and...

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White Label Wednesday: Julian Cope, “Eve’s Volcano”

The music industry is quick to tell you how piracy is killing them, and it surely is. What they’re not as vocal about is their...

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White Label Wednesday: Simple Minds, “Speed Your Love to Me”

Simply put, those “U1” jokes about Simple Minds that Py Korry referred to in his most recent Mix Six installment began here....

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White Label Wednesday: The Rolling Stones, “Too Much Blood”

People are making a big deal out of Fatboy Slim and Soulwax doing remixes of tracks from the Rolling Stones’ back catalog, but this...

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White Label Wednesday: Robert Palmer, “You Are in My System”

  Or, the very first 12” mix I ever heard and saw with my own eyes. My sister brought it home with her from college one Christmas....

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White Label Friday: Warren Zevon, “Leave My Monkey Alone”

Los Angeles, September 1987. The director of A&R at Virgin Records rolls out of bed at three in the afternoon, his mind a fog after a...

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White Label Friday: Go West, “We Close Our Eyes”

No band wants their video legacy to trump their musical legacy, but in the case of Go West, chances are that when one of their songs comes...

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White Label Friday: The Firm, “Radioactive”

My club-friendly tendencies are clearly lost on the majority of Popdose’s AOR-loving rock hounds, so let’s shake things up...

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White Label Friday: Duran Duran, “Hold Back the Rain”

If you know me, then you know that I loves me some Duran Duran. Even when they make an album as unlistenable as Liberty, Pop Trash or Red...

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White Label Friday: Candy Flip, “Strawberry Fields Forever”

There is just no other way to say it: 1990 was an awful, awful year for music. The first #1 single of the year belonged to a certain...

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White Label Friday: Book of Love, “Modigliani (Lost in Your Eyes)”

Two weeks ago, Dead Milkmen tried to insult us by saying, “You’ll dance to anything by Book of Love.” Today, we...

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White Label Friday: De La Soul, “Say No Go (Say No Dope Mix)”

For a genre that makes its living by cutting up other people’s records, hip-hop artists are notoriously touchy about other people...

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White Label Friday: Dead Milkmen, “Instant Club Hit (You’ll Dance to Anything) (Hung Like a Horse Mix)”

In the mid ‘80s, Dead Milkmen were a college radio programmer’s wet dream. They were smart, snotty, and loud at a time when...

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White Label Friday: Nitzer Ebb, “Join in the Chant”

It has been said that Kurt Cobain later complained about the slick sheen that mixer Andy Wallace gave to Nevermind. While it is unknown...

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White Label Friday: Yes, “Rhythm of Love (Dance to the Rhythm Mix)”

The late ‘80s caused rock bands to do many a strange thing in order to maintain their broad appeal. There were three surefire ways to...

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White Label Friday: Severed Heads, “Big Car”

Popdose raids the Nettwerk vaults once again and unearths a dandy little electro-pop track from a band better known for making more, um,...

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White Label Saturday: Moev, “Crucify Me”

Greetings, Popdosers. Lord Jefito has bestowed me with the honor of running the weekly shake-ya-ass column, and I, for lack of a better...

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White Label Saturday: The Chimes, “Heaven” (12″ mix)

Get on the dance floor! The Chimes – Heaven (12″ mix)...

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White Label Saturday: Bomb the Bass, “Beat Dis” (extended mix)

Get on the good foot! Shake a tailfeather! All that good shit! SHAKE IT! Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis (extended mix)...