Tag: John C. Hughes

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Suzi Quatro

She’s Edwina Monsoon’s idea of God and for a short time in the ’70s, a lot of European pop fans felt the same way....

Music, Why You Should Like...

Why You Should Like… Thomas Dolby

Ah, Thomas Dolby. No, please don’t instantly yell “SCIENCE!” Yes, he’s primarily pigeonholed as a one-hit wonder,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Roxy Music, “Same Old Scene”

It’s strange that Flesh & Blood, the most critically reviled Roxy Music LP (Rolling Stone said it was “such a shockingly...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Soho

Sometimes a huge single with a overly familiar sample can be both a blessing and a curse. Look at P.M. Dawn or this week’s example,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Danse Society

The Danse Society began in 1981 as goths with more than a touch of new romanticism, but after two albums and a fair to middling single (a...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: ABBA, “Angeleyes”

The double A-side single had a nice little streak in the late ’70s; Queen alone had two. But one of my favorites didn’t chart...

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Music, Why You Should Like...

Why You Should Like… Placebo

London’s Placebo, recently reduced to a duo due to the departure of drummer Steve Hewitt late last year, have spent the past 14 years...

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Lost in the '80s, Music, Popdose

Lost in the ’80s: The Village People, “Renaissance”

Stop. Freeze. Don’t you dare close this window. I know the primal urge to flee and survive is a strong one, encoded in your very DNA,...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Orchestra JB and the Orb

Orchestra JB was the nom de plume of Jimmy Brown, a multi-instrumentalist and DJ who, after releasing a few underground dance hits for...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Will Powers

With guest musicians like Sting, the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Nile Rodgers, Carly Simon, Todd Rundgren, and Steve Winwood, Will...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Steve Martin, “Grandmother’s Song”

You know what I miss? Novelty songs. Not just the typical “Weird Al” parodies, but wholly original works that slipped into the...

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Music, Why You Should Like...

Why You Should Like… Lush

Known to most Americans as the opening band on the 1992 Lollapalooza tour, Lush had a few minor Modern Rock hits in the early ’90s...

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Music

Just Like Honey…

The new Erykah Badu video for “Honey,” released Jan. 2008: kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HNJt5ADHzIY"...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, “Album”

1982 was a banner year for former Runaway Joan Jett — “I Love Rock & Roll” was number one for a kajillion weeks,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s Special Edition: MTV, 1983

Some giving soul out there has provided something of a Holy Grail for LIT80s fans, including me — they’ve posted three full...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: The Dambuilders

Since we visited Boston for Tuesday’s LIT80s, let’s stick around there for the ’90s and take a look at one of the more...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: ‘Til Tuesday

Boston’s ‘Til Tuesday first got noticed after winning WBCN’s Rock & Roll Rumble contest in 1983, which led to the...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: The DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco

It’s 1974 and a major milestone occurs in six-year old John Hughes’s life — he gets his weekly allowance, one dollar,...

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Music, Why You Should Like...

Why You Should Like… Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Say One-Hit Wonder?: While “Relax” is pretty much all the Liverpudlians are known for on this side of the pond,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Holly Johnson, “Blast”

Every once in a while, I’ll stumble across a CD I’ve had for years that I just didn’t care for, only to give it another...

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Lost in the '90s, Music

Lost in the ’90s: Whale

Swedish trio Whale burst onto the alternative music scene in 1994, instantly making a splash on MTV with their video for “Hobo...

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Books

One More Yeesh

Don’t know if there’s anyone besides me still reading comic books, specifically The Amazing Spider-Man, but the powers that be...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Pat Wilson, “Bop Girl”

If there’s one thing the ’80s had their fair share of, it’s annoying songs that one shouldn’t like, but just...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Zig-a-zig-ugh: How I Learned to Stop Bitching and Tolerate the Spice Girls

Fear and denial were my initial reactions when I was told by the boyfriend that we were going to see the Spice Girls Live! In Concert!...

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Music

The Popdose Guide to Pet Shop Boys, Part One

Jefito’s Note: Today begins a three-part Idiot’s Guide to Pet Shop Boys, written with typical wit and flair by our pal John...