Tag: Journey

Death by Power Ballad, Music

Death by Power Ballad: Steve Perry, “Running Alone”

Is Steve Perry a dick, or just a great singer? Rob Smith kicks off another year of Death by Power Ballad by examining Perry's "Running...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 15

In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 27

Dave Steed takes a Journey into the "Electric Eye" of the '80s with more of your favorite and least favorite rock hits of the decade. ...

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Death by Power Ballad, Music

Death by Power Ballad: Jeff Scott Soto, “If This is the End”

Jeff Scott Soto is one of the great long-time underdogs of AOR. Rob Smith advocates for his immediate ascension to superstardom, in this...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “The Re-Record”

The Popdose Staff had a guiding hand in shaping this week's Mix Six -- with some great suggestions of songs that have been re-recorded by...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Journey, “Only the Young”

In the fall of 1984, the Make A Wish Foundation contacted the band Journey. A 16-year old fan from Cleveland named Kenny Sykaluk was in the...

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Concert Reviews, Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: “Glee Live” Defies Gravity, and Channels … the Brady Kids?

The kids from Glee take their show off the air and onto the road. It's not for the uninitiated -- but for Gleeks it's a pleasure...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Heroically Tedious Journey of Making a Movie Begins!

Last week I delivered the thrilling news that a movie is going to be shot right here in Bootleg City, and now I’m happy to announce...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Glee Cast, “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Last week our kids’ school, Emblem Elementary in Saugus, held their third Cure Finders fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Journey, “Open Arms” (2008)

Rob Smith recalls the first time he heard Journey's Arnel Pineda sing "Open Arms" in this week's Death by Power Ballad, only at...

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Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Foreigner in Atlanta, November ’79

Some times you have to give in to nostalgia, which is why I found myself at a St. Louis area casino a few weeks ago to see Foreigner. A...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Journey, “Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever”

You blame it on Facebook. Had you not bowed to the entreaties of your more connected co-workers, you wouldn’t have seen her name,...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “1981 (Part One)”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Long Live Rock For me, 1981 was a real musical watershed. I was a sophomore in high school, and through a series...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Daniel Nester, “How to Be Inappropriate”

Daniel Nester is the type of author anyone who frequents Popdose should be reading. His essays and prose contain much of the same humorous,...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 1

We've invaded your browser, your radio dial, and your pop culture fantasies -- and now, at long last, it's time for us to snuggle up to...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Two of a Kind”

A couple months ago I was browsing around the vinyl section at my local Half-Price Books when I came across a near-mint copy of the...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’80s

Jon Cummings' ongoing look at great #2 hits in Billboard history moves into the '80s this week, with hit tracks from the Bangles, Journey,...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Elefante, “Young and Innocent”

Before there was an Arnel Pineda (Steve Perry soundalike, currently fronting Journey), or a Benoit David (Jon Anderson soundalike,...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 47

Dave Steed's Bottom Feeders series has reached the end of the letter J, and you know what that means -- Grace Jones sighting!...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Robin Zander, “Time Will Let You Know”

Wouldn’t it be cool to be Cheap Trick’s Robin “The Voice” Zander?  I mean, the guy’s, like, 85 years old...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Michael Bolton, “Soul Provider”

In Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s character Crash Davis chides Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) for his laziness and lack of focus on the...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Journey, “Any Way You Want It”

My brother’s black five-piece Rogers drum set stood in our basement like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey: Mysterious,...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Quiet Riot, “Winners Take All”

Kevin DuBrow‘s cocaine-assisted demise in 2007 denied the world additional work from one of the great philosophical minds in hard...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “45s, A and B Sides”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE I was getting wistful for 45s the other day and went hunting through my old Grundorf cases that I used to lug...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose

Dw. Dunphy On… Journey

The trend in non-fiction literature as of late has been to title books with a snappy, concise name and then attach an absurd, ridiculously...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs, Long-Play Edition: Journey, “Escape”

In the autumn of 1981, the band Journey released the multi-platinum album Escape. At the same time, I began sixth grade, entering my second...

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Music

The Year in Rock: 1978

Although released in late 1977, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be impossible to ignore for much of 1978, with the Bee...

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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...

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Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 7/27/07

Mainstream Rock: Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas, “Mas Tequila” (1999) Will: Where to start with this? Well, how about that Gary...