Tag: Nirvana

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On…The Primacy Of Rock Guitars

Remember when rock was popular and not niche? Dw Dunphy does....

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Peter Bjorn and John’s “Second Chance” (2011)

Peter Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks” is the most indie rock indie rock song of all time. They’ve got all the...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous”

On the 20th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's "Dangerous", Mike Heyliger takes a look back at the King of Pop's eighth solo...

Music

Thank You for the Music!

Join the Popdose Staff as they say "Thank You" to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives....

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: MC 900 Ft. Jesus’ “If I Only Had a Brain” (1994)

Certain musical acts come along that are so original, so different, so forward leaning that their arrival brings irrevocable change to the...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Fretblanket’s “Into the Ocean” (1997)

In the post-Nirvana, post-grunge rock landscape, dominance by a new genre was totally up for grabs. Would it be power pop, a la Matthew...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Foo Fighters, “Wasting Light”

Do you remember rock 'n roll? On Foo Fighters' latest, Wasting Light, the answer is yes....

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Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1992

In the ever-evolving column we call Friday Night Videos!, there’s always room for expansion. This week, with Thanksgiving vittles...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Doesn’t Smell Like Team Spirit to Me

As most of you know by now, “The Goon and the Prune” didn’t shoot a single frame of film in Bootleg City. Amnesty...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Whigs, “In the Dark”

The power trio has had a long and glorious history in the annals of rock and roll. The simple, but often explosive blend of electric...

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Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: Killing Joke v. Nirvana

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...

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Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 25: Cyril Lepizzera

Michael Fortes concludes the Parlour to Parlour journey with a family reunion and some metal shredding in, of all places, the south of...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: Nirvana, “Live At Reading”

Can you remember 1992? I certainly can, and what I remember is that trash TV — and to some extent, even the mainstream media —...

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Music, Song-Off

VIDEO Song-Off: Cheerleaders

In the 1988 film Tapeheads, aspiring video jockeys Ivan (John Cusack) and Josh (Tim Robbins) put together a ludicrous first effort for...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Mashups”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Last week, I was trying to figure out the awkwardly titled decade called “The 2000s.”  Yes,...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music”

It’s hard to believe (for those of us who lived it, anyway) that it’s been fifteen years since Kurt Cobain committed suicide....

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Film, Music

Long, Cold Winter: The Music of “The Wrestler”

Mickey Rourke got all sorts of accolades in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler -- but, as Cory Frye observes, the film's soundtrack has...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Tin Machine, “Tin Machine”

Tin Machine was flat-out great, featuring fierce guitars, edgy lyrics and even edgier production. The world thought it stunk, and threw...

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Music

Being Kurt Cobain

My first impression of Kurt Cobain, even before I knew anything about him, was that he was the kid in school who was painfully quiet, but...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Nirvana, “Bleach”

In Red Sox lore, the facts state that 10,454 fans–a pathetic number–attended Ted Williams’ last game in 1960, when he...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: Richard Barone, “Cool Blue Halo” and Other Works

Live albums have been a staple of the music business for ages, and even if you’re someone who loudly proclaims to have no interest in...

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Books, Bookshelf

Bookshelf: Danny Goldberg, “Bumping Into Geniuses”

Danny Goldberg – Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business (2008) purchase this book (Amazon) Most rock &...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: “Produced by Don Dixon”

Last week’s column opened by noting that, when you hear the name “Don Dixon,” you’re probably more likely to think...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose

Dw. Dunphy On… The End of the Album

Okay, this is how I think it’s going to go down: before the end of the year, a major player in the music industry will announce that...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Up From the Underground”

Hey, Popsters! You’re back for more weekly mixing fun, eh? Good. I’m glad you’re here, and I hope this week’s mix...