Tag: Brian Boone

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: The Slits’ “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1979)

The Slits’ cover of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” should have been that one song from the weird, still-breaking...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Slash, Made in Stoke 24/7/11

A Guns N’ Roses live album is probably never going to happen. Axl and Slash hate each other, and even if they say that there’s...

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 22

Perfect for your soul-crushing trip to the mall on this Black Friday: A rundown of a classic Top 10 from November 1983. It's the Popdose...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Happy End’s “Kaze wo Atsumete” (1971)

An unlikely song hit #1 on the U.S. in 1962: “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto. It’s the only song in Japanese to top the charts...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Daft Punk’s “Da Funk” (1997)

Daft Punk is a household name for music nerds now, and all the kids on the playground wear helmets and robot suits and speak French. Their...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Bad Lip Reading’s “Gang Fight”

“Friday” is the Song of the Year for 2011. Over the course of about two weeks, this thing went from pseudo-professional amateur...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Priory, Self-Titled

Priory is indie band zeitgeist. They’re a combination of equal parts Portland (where they’re based) and Brooklyn scenes, with a dose of...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Ween’s “Ocean Man” (1997)

Ween is one of those fantastic, cult-beloved quirky bands too interesting to ever be extremely popular that should have been one of those...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Big Sweet, “Ultraviolet Rain”

Ohio-based indie band the Big Sweet are very young, they’re teenagers even, but they rock a very sophisticated sound, which is that...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Iron Butterfly, “Fillmore East 1968”

Live albums are hard. They’re rarely good, because they rarely deliver on what they aim to be: an encapsulation of an act’s...

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD Review: The Monkees, Season 1 and Season 2

I’m not going anywhere for the next couple of days. Because I have the complete run of The Monkees—32 episodes of season 1, and 26...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Lillix’s “It’s About Time” (2003)

Teen rock acts bridged the teen pop and Avril Lavigne eras. Despite a large corporate push, all-girl Canadian band Lillix failed to catch...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Sean Lennon’s “Dead Meat” (2006)

For the past five years or so, Brooklyn-based rich kids hipsters and indie rockers are two sides of the same coin, or at least that’s...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Put ‘Em on the Glass” (1994)

You can be a T man, or an A man. You can’t be both, Sir Mix-A-Lot....

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Lindsey Buckingham’s “Holiday Road” (1983)

“Holiday Road” was the theme song of National Lampoon’s Vacation, an insanely popular movie, the kind of ’80s...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s “Electricity” (1979)

OMD's dark electronic sounds were right in step with New Order and Depeche Mode, and yet "Electricity" couldn't find an audience on either...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Fred Schneider’s “Monster” (1984/1991)

Fred Schneider of the B-52’s followed up the success of “Love Shack” with a re-release of a 1984 solo album featuring the synth pop...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Toronto’s “Your Daddy Don’t Know” (1982)

The sad tale of one more Canadian rock classic unjustly ignored in America....

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

Look, Ma! We can count to a hundred!...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Electric Six’s “Danger! High Voltage” (2003)

Certain songs are so well-known that we assume they were hits, but their popularity is actually retroactive. “I Want Candy,” by...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Paula Abdul’s “I’m Just Here for the Music” (2009)

When pop stars turn 40, the palm flower crystal embedded in their hand turns black, indicating its time for them to go away forever. By and...

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Greatest Un-Hits: The Rolling Stones’ “Like a Rolling Stone” (1995)

In 1994, after more than 30 years largely intact and as one of the world’s best, most famous, popular, and hardworking bands, the...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Las Ketchup’s “The Ketchup Song” (2002)

Under its actual, original, Spanish-language title of “Asereje,” “The Ketchup Song” is one of the biggest pop hits...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Meco’s “Theme From Superman” (1978)

Despite the cool, vaguely exotic euro-discoy name, Meco was really a kind of nerdy dude from Pennsylvania (real name: Domenico Monardo). As...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Class of ’99’s “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” (1998)

Grunge rock came out of the punk tradition, sidestepping the decade and a half of corporate rock that came in between punk’s prime of...

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Greatest Un-Hits: The Monkees’ “Every Step of the Way” (1987)

MTV started airing 20-year-old reruns of The Monkees in 1986, a perfect fit for the fledgling network—quick cuts, youth culture, wild and...

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Greatest Un-Hits: The Cockroaches’ “She’s the One” (1987)

In one of the strangest and blandest fads of all time, Aussiemania hit hard in the 1980s. In that super-conservative decade, Australians...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Dave Koz’s “You Make Me Smile” (1993)

In 1992-93, while you were listening to Soundgarden, Spin Doctors, and SWV and wearing your clothes backwards like a damn fool, the guy...

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Greatest Un-Hits: The Posies, “Going, Going, Gone” (1994)

Back in the 1990s, there were these things called non-sequel movies, and the people that made these movies promoted them with...

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Greatest Un-Hits: MC 900 Ft. Jesus’ “If I Only Had a Brain” (1994)

Certain musical acts come along that are so original, so different, so forward leaning that their arrival brings irrevocable change to the...