‘Face Time: John Mellencamp, “Walk Tall”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

Popdose Presents: Goin’ Country

 

Country Music. Mention it in certain circles and eyes roll. I was one of those people. During my formative years in the 1980s my idea of country music was twangy singers with bad mustaches and permed mullets who sang ...

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

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

Dear John: Advice from 1982’s John Cougar Mellencamp

If you have a problem and don’t know where to turn, send it in to Popdose’s newest advice columnist, rock n’ roll rebel circa-1982 “John Cougar.”

Dear John Cougar:

I have a very embarrassing name that I fear is hurting my ...

Popdose Flashback ’92: The Beat Mix

You knew this was coming. Let’s get to it.

1. Shakespeare’s Sister – Stay
2. Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
3. INXS – Not Enough Time
4. George Michael – ...

The Popdose Interview: Bruce Hornsby

Heading towards the 30th anniversary of his professional recording debut, Bruce Hornsby shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the piano-wielding Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter is making arguably some of his finest work here in the present day, as exhibited ...

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 were acquired during the Wild West days of Napster, meaning that ...

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 be a handful of people who remember her from her brief brush with MTV fame in the mid ’90s, thanks ...

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 “slow boat to China”? Well, it turns out the boats from China aren’t any faster. ...

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 Aid thing through to his modern-day output.

For those keeping score, he went from Johnny Cougar to ...