Tag: ’80s

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #24: Maybe Now Baby

For the first time in this show's history, I stay in my ('80s) lane. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #8: One Two

Fans of a-ha, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and the Thompson Twins might want to tune in, you know, in case I play any bands similar to them....

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 19: Howard Jones

'80s synth pioneer Howard Jones is our guest this week to talk about touring with Barenaked Ladies and OMD this summer as well as the new...

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 10: Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield joins us this week to talk about his new album, plus some upcoming film and book projects that he has in the works....

Film, Film Reviews

FILM REVIEW: “Spandau Ballet – Soul Boys Of The Western World”

I will make no apologies for what I am about to say:  I loved Spandau Ballet and I still think their albums – especially the...

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....

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....

Popblerd!

bLISTerd Presents: Our 15 Favorite Arcade Machines

Many moons ago (by which we mean until the mid-90s), there existed mystical Shangri-La’s in shopping malls all across Americas,...

The Bangles

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Vicki Peterson of the Bangles

The Bangles are back with Sweetheart of the Sun, their wonderful new album that pays homage to the '60s rock sound that long has been an...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Author Greg Prato

As MTV marks its 30th anniversary, Matt Wardlaw spoke about the golden years of the channel with author Greg Prato, who has a new book on...

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Beyond the Wonder, Music

Beyond the Wonder: Just Another Day in Paradise

Chris Holmes examines a buried treasure from the golden age of soft rock - Bertie Higgins' 1982 solo debut Just Another Day in Paradise....

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Michael Gomoll of Joey’s Song

Michael Gomoll was someone that I first came to know in the early ’90s when we started trading bootleg tapes of concerts. Mike was a...

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Music, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles, Vol. 2: Billy Liar

Welcome to another installment of Wandering the Aisles, where we bypass record stores and online retailers for what may be the strangest...

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Music, Wandering the Aisles

Wandering the Aisles, Vol. 1: Hall & Oates for the Obsessed

It’s quite possible that, at some point in your life, you’ve dreaded going to the supermarket. All those crazy people, long...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Billy Squier, “Don’t Say No: 30th Anniversary Edition”

30 years.  Jesus. Really?  I was in Chicago earlier this summer and had a brief visit with my longtime frenemy and Popdose colleague...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Product Tests

Product Review: Heritage Dr. Pepper

In his solo hit “Heart of the Matter,” Don Henley famously sang that “if you keep carryin’ that anger, it’ll...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Cars in Houston, September ’84

Back in the mid- to late ’80s, before Bob Marley, David Byrne, and I had even met the eventual mayor of Bootleg City, otherwise...

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Future Retro, Music

Future Retro: Jody Watley

A TOUCH OF SHALAMAR Singer, songwriter, and producer Jody Watley first boogied her way to fame at the age of 14 as a dancer on the...

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Future Retro, Music

Future Retro: Sheena Easton, “Fabulous”

SHE’S A MODERN GIRL (na na na na na) Back in the neon-colored days of the ’80s, Sheena Easton ruled the Adult Contemporary...