Tag: 1980s

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Bill Pritchard Doubles Down on “Forever”

Pritchard's melodies are usually quite hummable off the bat, but his stories can take you just about anywhere — through love and anger,...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Honeymoon Suite’s Hooky Rock Was a Slice of ’80s Pop Life

Editor’s note: In this installment of EhOR, Jay Kumar takes a look at the oh-so-’80s AOR of Toronto’s Honeymoon Suite. If ever there...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Rick Astley, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, 10/9/16

It is easy in the post-rickrolling era to forget the level of popularity that Rick Astley achieved during his late-1980s peak. With 40...

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Coney Hatch Walked the Fine Line Between Metal and AOR

Editor’s note: In this ongoing series of posts about Canadian AOR acts of yore, Jay Kumar looks back at Toronto hard rockers Coney Hatch....

EhOR, Music

EhOR: Welcome to the Great White North

There’s a lot to love about our neighbors to the north: Wayne Gretzky, SCTV, Michael J. Fox. Even though it’s only got a tenth of the...

Music

Rock of Aging: Here’s the Proof Bob Dylan Was Good in the ’80s

Maybe it’s because it’s when I first discovered Dylan, but I’ve always had a soft spot for his much-maligned ’80s output. I was...

Popdose Flashback, Television

Popdose Flashback 1983: “G.I. Joe”

Terrorism. Warfare. Gun violence. Sexy women in leather. Kids television. Ah, the Eighties....

Ad for The Chevy Chase show, 1993.

Popdose Lists, Television

Top 10 Late-Night TV Talk Show Bombs

Succeeding in the late-night talk show business is no easy feat. Just ask the ten hosts of these famously failed programs....

You Can't Do That on Television

Popdose Lists, Television

Popdose Prime: Top Eight Nickelodeon Shows of the 1980s

Counting down the top eight Nickelodeon shows from the 1980s, the cable network's first full decade of existence....

Iron Maiden, 'Piece of Mind' album cover gatefold

Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1983: Iron Maiden, “Piece of Mind”

A look back at Iron Maiden's fourth studio LP, 'Piece of Mind', which celebrates its 30th anniversary this week....

Star Wars AT-AT toy, 1980s

Popdose Lists

Top 5 Holy Grail Playset Toys of the 1980s

If you were a kid in the '80s, you wanted one of the playsets in the worst way....

Brian May of Queen

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 15 Brian May Queen Songs

A look at the 15 best songs written by Brian May and performed by the legendary hard rock band Queen....

Styx, Kilroy Was Here

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

Chart Attack! is back for episode 2, covering the Top 10 from March 19, 1983....

5 of the Most Confounding Atari 2600 Games Ever

Popdose Lists, Video Games

5 of the Most Confounding Atari 2600 Games Ever

Five video games for the Atari 2600 that never should have existed....

Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Championship

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Championship)

It's Cheers vs. Three's Company in the championship of Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament!...

Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Final Four

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Final Four)

Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament enters the Final Four round!...

Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Elite Eight

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Elite Eight)

Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament enters the Elite Eight round!...

Alpha, Asia (1983)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 10 Roger Dean Album Covers

Expand your mind and gaze upon this gallery showcasing ten of the best album covers ever drawn by the great Roger Dean....

Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Sweet Sixteen

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Sweet Sixteen)

Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament enters the Sweet Sixteen round!...

Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Round 2

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Second Round, Part 2)

Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament continues with the second half of second round matchups....

Popdose ’80s Sitcom March Madness – Small Bracket, Round 2

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Second Round, Part 1)

Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament continues with the first half of second round matchups....

'80s Sitcom March Madness - Small Bracket

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (First Round, Part 2)

Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament continues with the second half of first round matchups....

'80s Sitcom March Madness - Small Bracket

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (First Round, Part 1)

Popdose kicks off the March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament with the first round of matchups....

'80s Sitcom March Madness - Small Bracket

'80s Sitcom March Madness, Television

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness! (The Rules)

Popdose's March Madness: '80s Sitcom Edition tournament is coming! Here's what you need to know....

Music, Podcast

Platters That Matter, Episode 2: Genesis, “Duke”

Duke was the album that changed how the world viewed Genesis. Chris Holmes and Dw. Dunphy look at this game-changing record on Platters...

Ace Frehley (Kiss)

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Ace Frehley Songs (Kiss and Solo)

A countdown of the Top 10 songs written or performed by Ace Frehley, both as the lead guitarist in Kiss and as a solo artist....

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 10 Colin Moulding XTC Songs

Let's take a look back at the 10 finest moments from XTC's catalog as written by Colin Moulding....

Popblerd!

A Guide to the Discography of Bob Mould (Part One: The Husker Du Years)

In this edition of Note for Note, we take a look at the music Bob Mould made throughout his storied career, starting with the Husker Du...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Duncan Sheik, “Covers Eighties Remixed”

On the surface, Duncan Sheik’s Covers Eighties Remixed might fall into the “absolutely inessential” category. After all, as its name...

Popblerd!

Never Tear Us Apart: An INXS Eulogy

You’d be forgiven if the news that INXS are calling it quits failed to turn many heads. The Australian band, for all intents and...