The Friday Five: June 19, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll ...

The Friday Five: February 13, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Blu-ray Review: Genesis, “The Sum of the Parts”

As a longtime Genesis fan (in particular the Phil Collins era), I was pretty thrilled about this documentary coming out in the U.S. (it aired on the BBC under the title Together and Apart) especially when it was announced that the ...

Legendary: Chapter 16

The story so far: After the lovemaking mishap at Kate’s house, troubled teen couple Brian and Kate arrive at Eric’s party. Although she reluctantto be there, Kate makes the best of it. She hopes that Brian won’t get drunk and that they ...

The Friday Five: November 29, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

The Friday Five: July 5, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

The Friday Five: May 31, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have ...

9 Replacement Lead Singers For Bands You Know Well

I’ve been both fascinated and dumbfounded by the tit-for-tat going on between Queensryche and Queensryche. Lead singer Geoff Tate was purportedly kicked out and the remaining band members hired on Crimson Glory vocalist Todd LaTorre as their new frontman. Tate hired a ...

The Very Guest of…Phil Collins

There are two kinds of people in this world: those that say Phil Collins is a doughy, ineffectual frontman who ruined the prog-rock outfit Genesis (and then his own concurrent solo career) by introducing the broadest pop music ideas into their ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 31

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a slight bit of recognition. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, ...

Five Rock Sidemen with Awesome Names


Cornelius Bumpus

Bumpus rose to fame as part of the unwieldy seven-man lineup that produced the Doobie Brothers’ 1980 album One Step Closer, but he was no rookie — he’d already served time with a long list of ...

Five Band Members No One Bothered to Replace

These are uncertain times for America’s workforce, what with high unemployment, massive seasonal layoffs, and gutted/broke/busted pension plans wherever you look. And you know who understands all that financial turmoil better than you might think? Our great nation’s hardworking pop ...

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

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to a couple who told me that the first time they met, they couldn’t stand each other.  Or they saw each other but there was no spark; ...

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1987

If you’re holding your breath for the day MTV starts playing music videos, let it go. It’s never going to happen, not while there’s still a Crib left to plunder, Mr. Yo.

But who needs MTV in the digital age? We’re here, ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 19

The 19th week brings us the start of the 7th letter of the alphabet. Just a few artists here, but some killer songs as we continue to look at the songs that hit the Billboard rock charts in the ’80s ...

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part One

For some, the progressive rock movement was when rock ‘n roll grew up. For others, it’s when the institution fell apart. Popdose presents, in five installments, my choices for fifty important prog rock albums, but I should warn you a ...

Mix Six: “The Remake”

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What possesses an artist to revisit his or her recordings years later and decide to remake the song?  Sometimes it’s money, sometimes it’s about a label being a big butt-head, and sometimes it’s just ...

DVD Review: “Genesis: The Movie Box 1981-2007″

Although Genesis has stayed away from the studio since 1997’s poorly-received (and Phil Collins-less) Calling All Stations, the band hasn’t given their fans much reason to complain: Over the past 11 years they’ve released six boxed sets, covering studio material, rarities, and ...

DVD Review: “Mellodrama”

In 1978, a band I was working with was recording an album at A & R Studios in New York City. In the studio was the keyboard called a Mellotron. We never did use it on the album, but I liked to ...

Bootleg City: Peter Gabriel in Philadelphia, July ’87

OK, I have to tell you a story. The other day I was sleeping off my annual four-day Thanksgiving bender when my phone rang at the crack of midnight. It took me a second to figure out that the woman with the ...

CHART ATTACK!: 7/19/86


Hello again, folks! Last time we met, we reviewed a pretty awesome chart from June of 1975. Well, since I choose these charts pretty much at random, you had to know it was inevitable that our luck might not hold ...

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