Popdose Giveaway: “The Beatles in Mono” Vinyl Box Set

UPDATE: We have a winner!  Congratulations to Maria H. of Alexandria, VA!   Let us all take the next moment or two to seethe with jealousy.

Wasn’t that fun?  Thanks to all who entered. – RS

I want this box set. But I ...

The Friday Five: May 9, 2014

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Popdose Music Roundtable (March 2014)

It’s time once again for the Popdose Music Roundtable, wherein the staff gabs about any music, new or old, that has been moving us over the past month….

Jeff Giles – My favorite record of the last couple of weeks is Julian Velard’s ...

Soul Serenade: Wilson Pickett, “Hey Jude”

Unless you’ve been off terraforming a planet in a distant galaxy, and thus out of the communications reach of earth, you’ve probably heard a little something about the Beatles recently. The celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s arrival in ...

AJOBO: Why I Quit The Beatles

This upcoming weekend marks a milestone in music history; unless you live under a rock, you already know that it was 50 years ago Sunday that the Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. Unfortunately for them, after that appearance, they faded ...

Popdose Music Roundtable (January 2014)

Welcome to the Popdose Music Roundtable for January 2014 — wherein the Popdose staff gabs about any music, new or old, that has been moving us over the past month.

David Medsker – I’ve been gorging on Everything but the Girl while I ...

The Friday Five: January 24, 2014

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

25 Great Songs of 2013

I tend not to be a big year-end list kind of guy — that is to say, I like reading them, but almost never write them. There’s just too damn much out there, and I never feel qualified to offer any kind ...

10 of the Strangest Officially Licensed Beatles Products Ever

Long before Kiss set the gold standard in licensing their band (brand?) to death, the Beatles were the kings of merchandise. And while some Beatles products made sense — pins, wigs, lunch boxes, posters, and the like — there was some really ...

CD Review: Paul McCartney, “New”

The greatest strength in Paul McCartney’s New is not that he sounds young, but that he sounds old. At times he sounds cranky and dissatisfied, and he is doing so in concordance with some of the crankiest, pop/rock-oriented sounds he’s produced ...

Top 10 Musically Satisfying Solo Careers

Going it alone is hard, even when you’re incredibly talented. I learned this the hard way every weekend for my entire high school life. But sometimes a musician breaks away from the band and not only doesn’t fall flat on his face, ...

The Popdose Interview: Julian Lennon

It’s never easy to grow up in your father’s shadow, no matter who you are, so you can only imagine how it was for Julian Lennon, given that not only was his dad one of the Beatles but also there’s a distinct ...

The Friday Five: August 30, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

The Friday Five: August 23, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Inside the Art of Outside Lands

Outside Lands came and went last weekend, blowing in and out of the Golden Gate Park with the signature stomp, rock, and dazzle that’s it’s become equanimous with since Another Planet first unleashed it upon San Francisco six summers ...

Blu-ray Review: The Beatles, “Help!”

In 1965 I was living in a magical place known as Atlantic City. Although the city remains, much of the magic is now gone. In that city was an equally magical place called Steel Pier. It was a place where horses flew ...

Soul Serenade: The Meters, “Cissy Strut”

You’ve probably noticed by now that we’ve got a new look here at Popdose. Kudos to the Chief, Jeff Giles, for keeping us looking fresh with a facelift now and then, and all of the other things he does. I have to ...

The Friday Five: June 14, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

You’re Dead To Us…Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads. 

In the late ’70s in the Netherlands, most disco ...

10 Classic Songs Inspired By Comic Book Superheroes

Comic book superheroes have been stirring imaginations for almost a century at this point, but it’s only been since the dawn of rock and roll that costumed do-gooders have regularly been immortalized in song as well. And while some ...