Tag: Simple Minds

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #50: Heat Beneath Your Winter — Dreams, Vol. I

The idea came, as a lot of my ideas do, from a Duran Duran song. Do I have enough songs to do a full show about dreams? As I quickly...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #42: With the Prepositions, Vol. I

Followed a song by Bowie with a song about Bowie. I am not deep. ...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Simple Minds, “Walk Between Worlds”

If there is anything holding the album back, it’s the insistence on a radio-friendly unit shifter....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr

"Kirsty MacColl was cute as a button and smarter than anyone, and didn’t take any bullshit."...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #32: Stare at the Skies and Wonder

Total widescreen pop show this week, and new Simple Minds! ...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Sure Thing” and “The Breakfast Club” 30th Anniversary Editions

Two 80s movie gems receive 30th Anniversary Blu-ray love....

Album Reviews, Music

CD Review: Simple Minds, “Big Music”

“It’s a warm embrace from an old friend that you haven’t seen in a long time." My stepbrother said that. He's not wrong. ...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Andrew Curry, Executive Producer, “Here Comes The Reign Again – The Second British Invasion”

Announcing his latest project, Andrew Curry discusses the 1980s and how the Europeans led a brand new musical movement. ...

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 81

Bart Simpson hangs with the 69 Boyz in this weeks edition of Bottom Feeders...

Like Omigod!, Music, Popdose

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 21

We’re on to Disc Six of this seven-disc set this week, and man oh man do these silly pop songs elicit some strong opinions. Put your...

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Rewind: “Better Off Dead”

The last of the Soundtrack Saturday reruns revisits one of the column's first posts, about the John Cusack classic Better Off Dead....

Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Imaginary Bond Movie Edition

In this week’s AM Gold roundtable, I dared to speak ill of Shirley Bassey’s iconic theme for “Goldfinger.” My...

Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 10/12/11

Pop some popcorn and polish your dancing shoes. The latest Weeknight '80s Dance Mix features songs from some of your favorite '80s movies....

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Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/27/11

This week's '80s Dance Party is brought to you by heartbreak, passion, longing, lace and dark lipstick....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ‘91: Simple Minds, “Real Life”

There’s a curious waiting game that you play, as a fan, following a band you have loved in the knowledge that their best work is already...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 47

Grace Slick takes us down the "Sea of Love" which Tommy Shaw reminds us there's "No Such Thing" as bad '80s music. Oh, how wrong that...

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Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Kirsty MacColl

The patron saints of Popdose are an unconventional bunch, to be sure. The big joke among the staff at the annual board meeting, held in...

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Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Lou Reed

Courtesy. Professionalism. Humility. Generosity. All the qualities that a gifted musician brings to process of collaboration. And yet...

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Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Simple Minds Six-Pack

A girl on whom I held a massive crush in high school gave me one of her senior year photos, and on the back she wrote, “I will never...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Simple Minds, 6/14/09

The budget cuts continue in Bootleg City. This week I had to lay off the village idiot. It was a tough call. On the one hand, he’s...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “White Hot Days”

Once again kids, yours truly is handing over the mixing duties to Jack Feerick — who brought us a mix that “gave the drummer...

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Exit Music, Music

Exit Music (For a Film): “The Breakfast Club”

When The Breakfast Club begins, we’re presented with the five characters as easily defined stereotypes – “a brain, an...

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Music, Popdose, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Simple Minds, “Speed Your Love to Me”

Simply put, those “U1” jokes about Simple Minds that Py Korry referred to in his most recent Mix Six installment began here....

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: John Hughes, Sixteen Candles, and a Kiss … of Death

If you were a GenXer coming of age in the 1980s, moviegoing meant heavy doses of Harrison Ford, too much Tom Cruise, an occasional journey...