Alice Cooper’s Most Perverse Trick

KISS gets a lot of stick for decisions they’ve made over the years, and some of that is deserved. One I always felt was uncalled for was the antipathy, and often downright hatred, for the song “Beth.” Those who discount that track ...

Top 10 TV Themes of the ’70s

The art of the TV theme song is a lost one these days. After all, why waste 90 seconds playing music at the beginning of a show when you can just cram in an extra commercial break? But there was a time, ...

Top 15 Brian May Queen Songs

Over the course of Queen’s illustrious recording career, Brian May proved to not only be an outstanding guitarist but an incredibly talented and versatile songwriter. While the late Freddie Mercury was the focal point of the band during the band’s glorious ...

Top 10 Roger Dean Album Covers

When us old farts go on and on about how great it was back in the days when vinyl was king, one of the things we pine for was the experience of just staring at an album cover and getting lost in ...

Top 10 Ace Frehley Songs (Kiss and Solo)

There are two groups of music fans when it comes to Kiss co-founder and all-around weird guy Ace Frehley — those who love his songs and those who only think they don’t love his songs. I am firmly in the former ...

10 Songs to Make You Love Chicago (the Band)

If you’re reading this and are not already a believer in Chicago, then I simply ask you to do one thing: forget. Forget about all the greatest hits collections, repackaged material, teeth-grindingly stale Christmas albums, and other assorted money grabs. Forget about ...

Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Although he may not have been quite as prolific a songwriter as Andy Partridge, XTC’s Colin Moulding penned some of the great songs of the New Wave era and beyond. It would be rather easy, in fact, to put together a few unofficial ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 72

Well, this is the end my friends. After 72 installments running over 16-plus months we at Popdose have listened the good, the bad, and the mediocre songs from Time-Life’s AM Gold series. Despite the notable lack of many of the biggest ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 64

The Popdose staff, on the final installment of AM Gold: 1977

David Medsker – What the hell happened here? This list pales in comparison to the ones from a few weeks ago.

Dw. Dunphy – It’s the beginning of the Carter Administration and the ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 63

For those of you who weren’t around in 1977, you should probably know that there was this fairly popular independent film called Star Wars. Its success led not only to a pair of well-received sequels, but an oddly well-received disco adaptation ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 61

Although it’s been some time before the late Hal David’s work appeared in this column, we’d be remiss if we didn’t note his passing and acknowledge once again what a huge impact he and Burt Bacharach had on American pop music. ...

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 60

“This has to be the Very Most ’70s installment of this series — every track comes with an automatic feeling of pee-in-your-pants warmth or cringing disgust. (Usually both, simultaneously.) It feels like an After School Special.” – Jon Cummings

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