Tag: John Mellencamp

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #39: The Devil Take Your Stereo — “(This) and (That)” Songs, Vol. I

I am not afraid to admit that the themed shows are better because my friends' song suggestions are better than mine. ...

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, “Little Latin Lupe Lu”

Bill Medley wrote a moderate hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1963. Three years later, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels made it a smash....

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Kate Ferber

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Kate Ferber, “The Great Thaw” (Exclusive Song Premiere)

The exclusive premiere of the first track from Kate Ferber's debut album, The Great Thaw...

2013 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides, Humor

Ol’ John Cougar’s Holiday Gift Guide

If’n y’all ain’t familiar with what ol’ John Cougar does round here these parts, go back and read some of my col-umms what with to...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The debut album from The Rides is in stores this week. Kenny Wayne Shepherd tells us about his new band with Stephen Stills....

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: John Mellencamp, “Walk Tall”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

Goin' Country, Music

Popdose Presents: Goin’ Country

Popdose is Goin' Country with a new weekly column...

Music, Podcast, Popdose Interviews, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 19: Kenny Aronoff

Kenny Aronoff. For liner notes geeks like you and me, the name alone conjures up at the very least, the thought of that one really awesome...

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies Directed by Rock and Pop Stars (to Prepare You for Rob Zombie’s “The Lords of Salem”)

Lots of musicians decide they are famous and attractive enough to act, but it takes a special kind of hubris to take a break from making...

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 59

Bring the chronic, it's about to be a party up in here with Method Man, John Mellencamp and Metallica joining us. ...

Humor, Music

Advice From Circa-1982 “John Cougar”: Your Valentine’s Day Problems Solved!

A special Valentine’s Day edition of our ongoing advice column in which readers ask Circa 1982 “John Cougar,” a pop singer, good...

Humor, Music

More Advice From 1982’s “John Cougar”

 Circa-1982 “John Cougar” once again be takin’ your advice queries on matters of flesh, personal relationships, career, and...

Humor, Music

Dear John: Advice from 1982’s John Cougar Mellencamp

Need advice? Popdose's advice columnist, circa-1982 "John Cougar" is here to help. Also, he's an ageless shapeshifter....

Music, Popdose Flashback '92

Popdose Flashback ’92: The Beat Mix

David Medsker runs 1992 through the beat mix blender. ...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Bruce Hornsby

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Bruce Hornsby converses with Matt Wardlaw about his new live album, summer tour with Bela Fleck and...


Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1994

It's Popdose Friday Night Videos! Would you like Salt 'n Pepa with that? How about a cup of Gin and Juice, or a slice of Cantaloop? Not...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape, White Label

The Friday Mixtape: 7/9/10 — White Label Madness!

It’s White Label Friday, kids! When I say dance, you best dance, muthafucka! Note: It should be said up front that most of these MP3s...


Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Mark Heard

Mark Heard was never famous, but an artist's influence isn't always reflected in his sales -- and Dw. Dunphy pays moving tribute to an...


Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: The Romantics vs. John Mellencamp

All rise. The rules of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Meshell Ndegeocello, “Devil’s Halo”

Mention the name Meshell Ndegeocello to the average music fan and you’ll likely receive a “huh?” in response. There may...


Current Events, Film, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Celebrity Soapbox!

Bad news — my girlfriend, Aimiee, and I are still on that steamship we boarded in China two weeks ago. You know the phrase...


Basement Songs, Music, Popdose

Basement Songs: John Cougar Mellencamp, “Golden Gates”

I’m not sure when my brother, Budd, brought home his copy of John (then) Cougar Mellencamp’s Uh Huh. The cassette showed up...



Hall of Fame Week: John “Johnny Cougar” Mellencamp

For anyone who grew up in the Midwest, John Cougar speaks our language. We’ve stuck with him through the early years on to the Farm...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Frickin’ Awesome Drummers”

A guest DJ in the house! It’s none other than Popdose’s very own Scott Malchus, who is here to mix it up with six...


Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to John Mellencamp

Act I: Johnny Cougar Chestnut Street Incident (1976) purchase this album (Amazon) I remember finding a cassette of this album back in the...