Tag: 38 Special

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Don Barnes, “Ride the Storm”

The .38 Special lead singer's debut escapes after 30 years of limbo....

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 6

Oof. This week’s batch of songs are – well, they’re certainly songs that were on the radio in the 1980s. #6 Billy Vera and the...

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 9: Jim Peterik

When you get an offer to speak with a guy like Jim Peterik, it’s an opportunity that you really sink your teeth into. As Jeff points...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Atlanta Rhythm Section, “Champagne Jam”

Southern rock's studio pros make their finest record....

Music, Popdose Lists

Five Band Members No One Bothered to Replace

It's bad enough to lose your job, but this is just insulting....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 51

Keanu's bad Canadian accent, the Simpsons, Liza Minnelli and Dave Steed's dormroom exploits co-mingle this week in Bottom Feeders. ...


Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Moments of Love — Celebrating Valentine’s Day

With Cupid watching closely, Matt Wardlaw spent some time dissecting the Valentine's Day playlist for lovers from Wolfgang's Vault. Inside,...


Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: .38 Special in Long Island, January ’85

Featuring a bunch of facial hair, a stack of hits, and at least one unnecessary drummer, .38 Special rocked Long Island in January of 1985....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 90

Bottom Feeders moves into the letter T in earnest this week -- and kicks over a long-forgotten video whose horror will irreparably damage...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Jim Peterik, “Above the Storm”

This is the final entry in our DbPB salute to Jim Peterik, and it is, I admit, an odd choice for a conclusion. “Above the...


Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Jimi Jamison, “As Is”

The next few DbPB installments will feature the work of a man who, to these ears, has contributed as much as if not more than any other...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 5/13/89

Jason Hare takes us back to 1989, when 38 Special begged for forgiveness, Peter Cetera warbled with Cher, and a "mystery artist" made it...


Mellowmas, Music

The Seventeeth Day of Mellowmas: Mellowmas Goes South

Well, folks, every year, we come across a song or two that we imagine will be truly, truly terrible — and we’re surprised to...


Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 6/20/08

kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/gXsVU6-_GFo" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" / Mainstream Rock: Tom Petty & the...