Tag: Roy Orbison

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A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2015

Ken Shane recommends some of the year's best music books...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Barbara Barnes Sims, “The Next Elvis”

One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis” (LSU Press), the memoir of her time working at Sun Records in the...

Music, News, Popdose, Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Elim Bolt “Farm Kid”

Imagine Roy Orbison fronting a band halfway between Arcade Fire and Delta Spirit and that lands you in the same zip code as upstart indie...

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

This week's Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight goes to extremes with songs by Old 97's and Roy Orbison....

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

ELO's Jeff Lynne remixes Roy Orbison's 1987 song "Drove All Night." The Bird and The Bee are also on deck for No Date. ...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw Dunphy On…”Crying”

There is nobody singing today that can parallel the pain in Roy Orbison's voice....

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 16

We bid adieu to 1965 and take up a debate on the merits of Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger."...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 9

AM Gold: 1964 beckons! Enjoy the Supremes and the Zombies! Make it through Gene Pitney!...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 7

Put your headphones on and your cares away, and come back with us once again to the world of Time-Life's "AM Gold" -- 1963 style!...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Our celebration of AM Gold's compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 2

The second installment of Digging for Gold explores more of 1962's hippest tunes. And Gene Pitney....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...

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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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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 36

It's time to put the Popdose mascot in hiding for the week as everyone's favorite carnivore, Mr. Ozzy Osbourne comes to town. He's bringing...

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Fixing a Hole, Music

Fixing a Hole: The Beatles’ Imaginary Post-1970 Albums, Part 11

Part 11: Help Yourself (1993) I went through more iterations of this album than any other one in this series, but finally think I’ve got...

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Music, Spare Parts

Springsteen’s Spare Parts: “Don’t Look Back” (1977)

Fittingly, the first installment of our alternative look at Bruce Springsteen's career puts its foot to the floor and doesn't look back....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Traveling Wilburys, “Vol. 3”

The second (and seemingly final) Traveling Wilburys album turns 20 this week — and for Dw. Dunphy, the disappointment still stings a...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Besnard Lakes, “The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night”

I wish that record companies, publicists, and critics for that matter, would kick the habit of feeling the need to describe artists in...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: Emmylou Harris, the Great Harmonizer

Emmylou Harris burst on to the music world when the late Gram Parsons brought her into his band. Over the course of two albums and an...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Satisfaction”

Tina Yothers and Michael J. Fox weren't the only Family Ties cast members who knew how to pretend to rock in the '80s!...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live”

There seem to be two camps of people when it comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: those who feel that rock and roll deserves a...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Tom Petty, “Full Moon Fever”

This week in Popdose Flashback, Scott Malchus takes us back to the birth of Tom Petty's first solo flight. Twenty years later, he still has...

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Music

Being Tom Petty

As a musician, singer, and songwriter, I am often surprised by the similarities between myself and Tom Petty. We’ve both been...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”

Bona fides: I’m a Jersey boy, and a fan. I’ve got more than 50 Springsteen concerts under my belt. I’ve even met him once...