Tag: Material Issue

Listmania, Music

Popdose 2011: Mike Duquette’s Top Catalogue Projects

According to crazy people, next year will see the wholesale demise of compact discs as well as the heroic efforts of Jon Cusack saving...


Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Material Issue, “International Pop Overthrow”

When Material Issue front man Jim Ellison committed suicide in June of 1996, the act was sharp and sudden. The 32-year-old wasn’t a...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Elastica in Europe, 1994-’95

Greetings, citizens of Bootleg City. It’s an honor being the first female interim mayor of this fair ‘burg. But perhaps you’re...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Material Issue in Cleveland, May ’91

Back in 1992, my girlfriend received a 16th-birthday mix tape from a friend of ours named Tai. There were no artists or song titles listed...


Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Material Issue

The Beginning Mike Zelenko (drummer): “I met Jim through an advertisement in the Illinois Entertainer (a local monthly music...