Tag: Big Country

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2014: The Best Reissues You’ve Never Heard

There’s no shortage of scrape the vaults, lost demos saturated, resist the urge overkill, 10-pound, 20-disc, collector’s...

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 15

Having passed the halfway mark on Disc Four, we’re officially into the back half of the series — though still in the front half of the...


Dreams Stay with You: Big Country and the Song That Saved My Life

Today marks the approximate 30th anniversary of the release of “In a Big Country,” the hit single by Scottish rockers Big...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing...

Music, Song of the Day

Song of the Day: The Winter Tradition, “Tides and Telegrams”

Edinburgh pop/rock quartet, The Winter Tradition, rattle off arena sized stadium hooks so effortlessly, you wonder why every band...

Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: Independence Day Edition

Light some sparklers and get ready to dance your 4th of July away with a special Independence Day Weeknight '80s Dance Party....


The Popblerd Halftime Report: Mike D.’s Best Reissues of the Year (So Far)

The best reissues, remasters and box sets of the first half of 2012, picked by Mike Duquette of The Second Disc....


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Harry Potter Edition

So wizard rock is apparently a real thing, which is nice; I’m sure that the Moms of the various members of, say, Draco and the...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/15/10

The Popdose staff curates this mix to be a companion through the headlong rush to the winter solstice....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 5

Dave Steed's journey through the Billboard rock charts of the '80s leads us to minor hits from Pat Benatar, Big Country, Black Sabbath, and...


Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Big Country, “Look Away”

John C. Hughes is still Lost in the '80s -- but with classic tracks like Big Country's "Look Away" on the stereo, who can complain?...


Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: The Skids, “Masquerade”

Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson founded Scottish punk band the Skids in 1977 – and if that second name sounds familiar, it’s...


Bottom Feeders, Music, Popdose

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 8

Today we’re going to finish up with the story of my collection. As I mentioned last week, I consider “The Collection” to...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Frickin’ Awesome Drummers”

A guest DJ in the house! It’s none other than Popdose’s very own Scott Malchus, who is here to mix it up with six...