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Why You Should Like… The Ocean Blue

Another reader-requested WYSL entry, Hershey, Pennsylvania’s the Ocean Blue combined their youthful energy and love of early...

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Why You Should Like… The Judybats

Last Friday, Popdose commenter Rich mentioned that someone should write a Why You Should Like… about the Judybats. Well, Rich,...

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Why You Should Like… Ivy

Enduring several record contracts, shifting musical tastes, and more than a few near-hits over the past 15 years, New York City-based...

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Why You Should Like… Missing Persons

With her candyfloss hair, plastic bra and squealing, Betty Boop vocal histrionics, Dale Bozzio was New Wave personified, but such a figure...

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Why You Should Like… The Monkees

Should the Monkees be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum? Certainly the argument that they began life as a solely commercial...

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Why You Should Like… Velocity Girl

Maryland-born quintet Velocity Girl created a bit of a buzz in the early to mid-’90s by marrying a blend of shoegazer guitar sludge...

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Why You Should Like… Jobriath

“I’m a true fairy,” Jobriath exclaimed, putting any debate over his true sexuality to rest, becoming rock music’s...

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Why You Should Like… Thomas Dolby

Ah, Thomas Dolby. No, please don’t instantly yell “SCIENCE!” Yes, he’s primarily pigeonholed as a one-hit wonder,...

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Why You Should Like… Placebo

London’s Placebo, recently reduced to a duo due to the departure of drummer Steve Hewitt late last year, have spent the past 14 years...

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Why You Should Like… Lush

Known to most Americans as the opening band on the 1992 Lollapalooza tour, Lush had a few minor Modern Rock hits in the early ’90s...

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Why You Should Like… Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Say One-Hit Wonder?: While “Relax” is pretty much all the Liverpudlians are known for on this side of the pond,...

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Why You Should Like… The Bay City Rollers

The first in a series where we take a band everyone’s heard of — whether via constant critical acclaim (the Velvet...