Tag: The Beatles

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/24/09

The more things change… Adam Again – Ain’t No Sunshine from Ten Songs by Adam Again (1988) Deliverance – Beauty And...

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Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Magical Modes of Transportation

Nighttime and an electrical storm in the Mexican heat flashes, high on acid, the lightning breaking out – there! – there!...

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Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Laura Nyro, “Mother’s Spiritual”

It’s not something that I’m particularly proud of, and in retrospect, it was remarkably short-sighted, but when Laura Nyro,...

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Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 0: Chris Robley & The Fear of Heights

Parlour to Parlour begins today with Episode 0. This footage, filmed in San Francisco, CA, during the weekend of November 14-15, 2008, on...

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Current Events, Music

Remembering Michael

Stay tuned throughout the weekend as we continue our tribute to Michael Jackson, with reflections and remembrances from the Popdose staff....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Wilco, “Wilco (The Album)”

Wilco is back, with the appropriately titled Wilco (the album), and Ken Shane is here to tell you how it stacks up against the...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison”

Purchase this CD (Amazon) George Harrison was an intensely spiritual man, but the compilation gods have never been kind to him. His first...

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Meta, Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Andy Partridge

You submitted your questions for former XTC member Andy Partridge, and he answered them (well, most of them, anyway) during his Popdose...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Justin Townes Earle

Listen up, Americana fans: Ken Shane says Justin Townes Earle is going to be a very big star. Read his interview with the singer/songwriter...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Kelly Jones

Her new album, SheBANG!, features appearances from Mike Viola and Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger. Clearly, it's a good time...

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Music

New Music: The Beatles, “The Beatles Remastered”

As a consumer, viewer, and overall commentator of pop culture, I find myself looking for those dreaded paradigm shifts, those touchstone...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Nilsson

One of my favorite pebbles of pop-culture minutiae is that Curtis Armstrong, the actor who played Herbert Viola on Moonlighting in the late...

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How Bad Can It Be?

How Bad Can It Be?: “Across the Universe”

Hey, you! You dig the Beatles, right? ‘course you do! That’s because you belong to some subset of the umbrella group Human...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Fakes!

So I had a great idea. An entire post about fake rock bands — groups made up for your cinematic pleasure that, in spite of not...

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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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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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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Beatles, “Abbey Road”

It’s a little disgusting when you think about how much talent these guys had. But I’ve come up with a surefire way to make...

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Music

Spooky Songs: The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long”

1968’s The Beatles, aka “The White Album,” is the Beatles at their most frightening: the sound of drugs, of implosion, of...

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Earmageddon, Music

Earmageddon, Part Two: Wingmageddon Continued

Welcome to Part Two of Earmageddon! If you’re just joining us, you might want to take a second to review Part One. Please, I implore...

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Earmageddon, Music

Earmageddon, Part One: Wingmageddon

Hi, everybody! Would you like to play a game? It’s a horrible game, really, but it’s been ages since Jeff and I have played it....

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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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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose

Dw. Dunphy On… Cover Songs — Why and Why Not

Some people are just flat-out smart-asses. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to be at times, mind you, but a good smart-ass pulls it...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: Nick Heyward, “Tangled”

I liked Nick Heyward before I ever knew I liked Nick Heyward. In the hazy, lazy days known as the early ’80s, I was just as...

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Music

Hey, You Kids Get Out of My Yard!: Holdin’ Out for a Hero

When I was a kid, my heroes were, at the very least, deserving of adoration. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, Dan Pastorini (the...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Smithereens

I like the power pop. When done right, it can be a deceptively potent thing, like the best of Cheap Trick, or Jellyfish’s Spilt Milk....

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”

The call came in the middle of the workday, sometime after lunch. Julie was fighting back tears as she drove home from Jacob’s...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Interview: Eric Bazilian of the Hooters

Yeah, yeah, we know what you’re thinking: “The Hooters? Are they even still together?” Well, actually, if you’d...