Tag: REO Speedwagon

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #47: Don’t. Just … Don’t (“Don’t” Songs, Vol. I)

Tell me you love me. Change. Go. Disturb this groove. Or, you know, do the opposite of all those things. Your call. It's cool. ...

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2015, Music

The Nineteenth Day of Mellowmas: Lost Mellowmas — FTS Speedwagon Vol. 1

Kevin Cronin believes in Santa Claus; we no longer believe in anything...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz Jr.: The World’s Worst Music Snob Can’t Get Laid

I can rarely predict where a column about music is going to raise my ire next. I’ve all-but stopped reading Lefsetz recently in the...

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 75

This week, a look at R.E.M., The Rentals, Republica and even REO Speedwagon makes a final appearance on the chart. ...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Hit Songs by Older Adults, Made for Older Adults

A new series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes,...

Like Omigod!, Music, Popdose

Like, Omigod! Digging through the ‘80s Pop Culture Box, Part 2

Early hip-hop! Leftover classic rock! Italian sex disco! Racist tomfoolery! And the luckiest bar band in the Midwest! All in our continuing...

Music, Popdose Lists

Five Band Members No One Bothered to Replace

It's bad enough to lose your job, but this is just insulting....

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Death by Power Ballad, Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Nazareth, “Love Hurts”

When Scottish cock rockers Nazareth slowed things down to play "Love Hurts," the whole world slowed with them. Rob Smith pays tribute in...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 16

After a three-month hiatus, Jeff, Jason, and Dave are back to rip apart a Billboard Top 10 from 1985. It's the Popdose Podcast,...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 42

Was Michael Stipe bat-shit crazy back in the '80s too? Did REO Speedwagon have any balls at all? Debate these and other topics as we look...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Tonic in Minnesota, July ’10

Let’s cut to the chase on today’s edition of Bootleg City. While I could tell you a story about the time Mayor Cass took a...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 8/20/10 — Late Summer, Late Seventy-something

This week's Popdose mixtape features deep tracks from the 1970s, including music from Jackson Browne, Syreeta, Grand Funk, John Lennon,...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: REO Speedwagon, “Keep On Loving You”

Why was REO Speedwagon's classic "Keep On Loving You" a hit? Rob Smith explores the topic in his latest Death by Power Ballad column, only...

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Mellowmas, Music

The Twenty-Fifth Day of Mellowmas: The Mayor of Bethle-Phlegm

Oh, don't look so surprised -- you knew this Mellowmas would end up with Bob Dylan croaking under a Santa hat, didn't you?...

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Mellowmas, Music

The Tenth Day of Mellowmas: FTS Speedwagon

On the outside, this man is smiling, but let us tell you: Kevin Cronin is very angry with Christmas, ladies and gentlemen, and here is your...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 73

It’s week number two of the letter R, as we continue to look at the bottom three-fifths of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 8/28/82

Survivor sends a thank-you note to Queen, Air Supply goes to Brooklyn, David Foster takes over Chicago and CSN inexplicably has a Top 10...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/31/09

We, at the site, really do strive to bring the coolest stuff possible to the readers and I think you’d agree our commitment pays off....

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: REO Speedwagon, “I Needed to Fall”

One of my favorite things about joining the Popdose brother/sisterhood is the fact that I have found a group of people whose taste in music...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 2/14/81

Howdy, everybody!  Happy Friday and welcome back to another edition of CHART ATTACK! This week’s mix is relatively eclectic, yet...

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Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 6/6/08

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/QXrUKjTV7t0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" / Mainstream Rock: Kiss,...