Tag: John Lennon

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Rob Smith meditates on memory, music, and the Beatles in "The Vinyl Diaries."...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: The Beatles’ “Let It Be”

“I’ll finish you all now! You’ll pay!” So said Paul McCartney to Ringo Starr when Ringo tried to convince Paul to...

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Billy Joel, “The Nylon Curtain”

Rob Smith's "Vinyl Diaries": Billy Joel, "The Nylon Curtain"...

DisneyWorld Barbershop Quartet

Music, Popdose Lists

5 Musical Genres Overdue for a Comeback

It seems just about every musical style gets recycled whether it deserves it or not. Here are five genres that definitely do....

Current Events

Just Remember, It’s Your Fault

The NRA redefined Epic Fail in December 2012....

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: “McCartney”

It must be great to be Paul McCartney. All that fame, all that money. And it must be terrible, too, because you have to compete with Paul...

Music

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah #04: How Dylanesque Were the Beatles? (Part 1)

Beneath this hat/I am wearing a tie....

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Beatles, “Abbey Road”

The Beatles stereo vinyl remasters are here...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: “Abbey Road”

Certain albums in this series present a particular challenge, as we’ve noted before: What can one say that’s fresh about some...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: The Beatles, “Magical Mystery Tour”

"We made it up as we went along," McCartney said. Sadly, it often shows....

Music

Paul McCartney’s Top 10 Solo Deep Cuts

A day late and more than a dollar short, here are my choices for the Top 10 Paul McCartney solo deep cuts....

DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Strange Fruit: The Beatles’ Apple Records

Want the whole story? Here it is, come and ... oh never mind....

Music, World's Worst Songs

World’s Worst Songs: “Octopus’s Garden” and “I Want You” by the Beatles

When I'm playing Abbey Road, I almost always pass them by....

Music

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah #03: The “Think for Yourself” Session

Do what you want to do — just get the f#%&ing note right....

Music

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah #01: How Compleat Was “The Compleat Beatles”?

Dan Wiencek serves up a double-size helping of Beatle-y goodness...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Paul McCartney’s “Young Boy” (1997)

The Beatles are kind of always in the not-distant background, as they are the goddamn Beatles. But every five years or so, there’s a...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Beatles With Tony Sheridan: First Recordings 50th Anniversary Edition

The recordings that started it all. (More or less.)...

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...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 11

Another Wednesday, another batch of AM Gold for your listening pleasure. This week rolls on with the third installment from 1964....

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Phil “Fang” Volk

Famed bass players the likes of Brian Wilson and Will Lee have all flipped their instruments of choice in tribute to Phil “Fang” Volk,...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?”

Fewer people are asking that question these days thanks to the 2006 documentary which, against all odds, John Scheinfeld spent several...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 4

We wrap up our look at Time-Life's AM Gold: 1962 compilation this week, and learn just how popular death songs were back then....

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Fixing a Hole, Music

Fixing A Hole: The Beatles’ Imaginary Post-1970 Albums, Part 14

Popdose concludes the ever-popular series that imagines a Beatles world without a breakup....

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: MODs (and Rockers)

Manufactured-on-demand discs bring the rockin' 60s artifacts Hold On! and How I Won the War to light. ...

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Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: Presenting The Beatles, At Long Last … In Concert!

The Beatles, just as their creativity went supernova, quit the road in 1966 — frustrated over the inability of that period’s...

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: More Beatles Songs We’re Not Sick Of Yet

The very ubiquitousness of the Beatles can make for difficult wading when you’re trying to remember what made them great in the first...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 16

After a three-month hiatus, Jeff, Jason, and Dave are back to rip apart a Billboard Top 10 from 1985. It's the Popdose Podcast,...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice” (1981)

This column usually presents semi-obscure or forgotten songs that should have been hits. “Walking on Thin Ice” is different, because if...

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Beatles Songs We’re Not Sick of Yet

The very ubiquitousness of the Beatles sometimes makes for difficult wading when you're trying to remember what made them great in the...