Tag: Frank Zappa

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Superman Lover”

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's influence extended well beyond his hit records...

Young Jessie

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Young Jessie, “Mary Lou”

He had never had much commercial success but Young Jessie released one of the coolest records ever in 1955...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: July 10, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review (Second Opinion): Captain Beefheart, “Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972”

Experiencing Captain Beefheart always has felt like a bit of an acid trip to me. Shape-shifting, mysterious and occasionally frenzied, Don...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Captain Beefheart, “Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972”

The music and artistry of Don Van Vliet, known to all and sundry as Captain Beefheart is very black and white – there are no greys...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 22, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community. ...

Popdose Lists, Television

Holy YouTube! Fifteen Videos Inspired by the Batman TV Show

Legions of Bat-fans can now rejoice because, after years of wrangling between studios, individuals, and estates of individuals, the...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: September 13, 2013

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Howard Kaylan

On a cool night back in May, I ran into Howard Kaylan at the opening of Graham Nash’s photography exhibition at the Morrison Hotel...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 10, 2013

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Los Lobos

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Los Lobos, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 4/10/13

Working without a set list Los Lobos just let it rip in Fall River...

Like Omigod!, Music

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 8

Before we even get into this selection of songs — the conclusion of Disc Two, for those of you playing along at home — this...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 18, 2013

Working for the weekend? How about a quick break to play along with this week's Friday Five?...

Music, Popdose Flashback '82, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Flashback ’82: An Oral History of the Psychedelic Furs’ “Forever Now”

Some Furs and some friends look back on "Forever Now" as it turns 30...

Music, News

2012 Outlook: Jeff Lynne, Katatonia, And Reissues Galore

Hey there, Mr. Blue. Tell me, please, what else is new?...

Sunshine

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Some Rays of Sunshine in All This Darkness

It's been a rough summer for a lot of people out there, so let Popdose provide just a small pick-me-up for everyone....

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Three

Episode 3 focuses on MTV: the role of politics in its history and programming, and the politically motivated artists who've been a part of...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 2/4/11 — In Love At Last

Chris Holmes offers a selection of songs that helped him fall in love with some of his now-favorite artists, such as Randy Newman, Wilco,...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/22/11 (Shut Up and Play! – My favorite instrumentals)

Don't you just wish you could just enjoy your favorite bands without a singer getting in the way for once? Your wish is this week's Popdose...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Ron Anderson’s PAK, “Secret Curve”

Popdose.com takes a hard right and checks out the free jazz/prog-rock mutant Secret Curve from Ron Anderson's PAK....

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… J-Pop-a-Rama!

Popdose presents four examples of Japanese power pop, courtesy of super-blog Power Pop Overdose....

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Film

Dw. Dunphy On… Crawling Through a Winter Wonderland

Hey, East Coast, are you feeling a little European today? It’s the last great Blizzard of 2010, folks. I have just finished digging...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Monkees, “Head” (Deluxe Edition)

Will Harris praises Rhino Handmade's reissue of the Head soundtrack and the Monkees songs contained therein, but the album as a...

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Listmania, Music

Listmania: Top 50 Guitarists (#35-21)

We made a list of our favorite guitarists of all time, and this week, we count down from 35 to 21. Did your favorite make the list?...

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Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 18: Bill Spooner

In Episode 18 of Parlour to Parlour, Michael Fortes chats up Bill Spooner, former singer/guitarist and co-founder of the legendary San...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Proto-Little Feat

The original Lowell George-led Little Feat had a string of classic albums in the 1970s, from their self-titled debut on through...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: “Farmer John”

Like most listeners, the first time I heard the song “Farmer John” was on the Neil Young & Crazy Horse return-to-form album...

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DVD Reviews, Popdose Interviews, Television

Popdose Interview: Duckman creator Everett Peck

Animation fans rejoice, for Duckman, the irreverent animated show that aired on USA in the ’90s has finally arrived on DVD....